Siblings Erin, Pearce and Mikey Keogh enjoyed everything about the show, but especially sideshow alley.
Siblings Erin, Pearce and Mikey Keogh enjoyed everything about the show, but especially sideshow alley. Emma Channon

A stellar show in soggy conditions

THE 2012 Allora Show will be remembered for its bumper entries and all-round success, but also for its soggy grounds.

Show secretary Wendy Ardrey said rain early Saturday morning hadn't deterred show patrons.

"We did have to cancel both showjumping events on Friday and Saturday," she said.

"We had about 4mm which made it hard.

"Apart from that it's great. We've still got the numbers which is good to see."

She said the cattle were all in "spectacular condition" off the back of a good season and there were about 200 entries.

"We have had massive entries in all sections," she said.

"The sheep entries are about 60, after about 40 last year, and we had wonderful entries for the pet show."

There were also about 500 horse entries in the ring.

Having woken at 4am, siblings Pearce, Mikey and Erin Keogh should have been exhausted by lunchtime Saturday, but to their mum's surprise they were raring to explore the Allora Show.

Pearce couldn't wait to share his success with the Daily News after his first sheep show.

"It's awesome. I won a first place ribbon for the sheep show," he said.

"I don't do anything much. I just stand there and move when the judges ask me to. My dad's going to be excited when he hears."


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