Show society needs many helpers for a show to happen

March 8, 2010

Unless volunteers come forward to take on stewards or office bearers positions, or help in some way, there will be no Bingara Show this year.

The pavilion appears to be the only area of the show which has helpers, although more are always welcome.

Show Society President, Kelly Holland, said she will not be able to continue in the role, as her husband’s work commitments will take her away from Bingara.
The Show Society has already decided that there will be no wool section, simply because not many people are producing wool.

The cancellation of the Show would disappoint many local and visiting competitors. After last year’s show, horse competitor, Tina McTavish, wrote to the Show Society.
“I think that a number of other shows in the north west could take some lessons from the Bingara Committee on how to run a competitor friendly show, as well as how to put together a balanced program over two days that encouraged a range of competitors,” Ms. McTavish said.

“I competed in an ASHS hack class, Show Hunter classes, Showjumping, Breeds and Dressage (all on the one horse) and your program allowed me to do so in a balanced way over the two days.

“I also liked how you had split the Show hunters onto Saturday and the Hacks on Sunday, and with Pony Club events on Saturday and open Events Sunday. These choices really allowed people the opportunity to enter more events without cramming them into one day and hopefully give you some more revenue.

“It was also great to see Dressage and Combined Training back in the program.
“Lastly, thanks for putting the Working Hunter classes into the program. You were only one of two shows to do so in the North West so far this year.

There were Working Hunter classes at the Royal this year, and they are hoping that the concept gains more momentum around the state. It was lots of fun and hopefully more people will enter once they realise what it is all about.

“Best of luck and see you next year,” Ms. McTavish concluded.