RESULTS: Show Whitsunday 2016
VISITORS and locals enjoy Show Whitsunday every year and this year was no different - thanks to the committee and a dedicated team of volunteers that work extremely hard to ensure the event is a great success.
"Prossie show" as locals say, has been part of our community for 104 years.
The show's equestrian activities ran both Friday and Saturday attracting riders from all over Queensland.
There were varied classes of ridden and led show horses, including western, horse breeds, show challenge and show jumping.
Cowgirls and cowboys also came to contest the Wilmar Sugar Show Whitsunday Challenge, which took centre stage in front of the grandstand.
This event is always a crowd pleaser consisting of Station Hack, Working Horse and Time Trial classes.
Local rider Kendell Davies of Whitsunday Equestrian Group riding her horse Chino was declared the overall Challenge winner followed by Jennifer Cox riding Docs Damien in second place and Daisy Robertson riding Misty taking third place.
Kendell and her horse Chino have worked hard in recent years to achieve this prestigious award.
As a young rider Kendell won the Junior Challenge in 2011 and 2012.
In her speech following presentations she thanked the show committee, volunteers, sponsors and her parents for their continued support.
Champion Large Heavy Softfeather - Jeff Dickinson, Tully
Champion Large Light Softfeather - Wayne Quantock, Bloomsbury
Champion Large Old English Game - Wayne Quantock, Bloomsbury
Champion Large AOV Hardfeather - Curtis Family, Bowen
Champion Large Hardfeather - Wayne Quantock, Bloomsbury
Champ Old English Game Bantam - Jack Wilson, Mackay
Champion Pit Game Bantam - John Wyper, Sarina
Champion Modern Game Bantam - Ron & Sheena Hinschen, Whitsundays
Champion Pair of Birds - Luke Stefani, Whitsundays
Champion Open Class - Luke Stefani, Whitsundays
Champion Goose of Show - L King, Whitsundays
Champion Pigeon of Show - Matt Kennedy, Whitsundays
Champion Egg of Show - Chris Leeson & Scott Turner, Mackay
Hand of Bananas - Leo Erbacher
Oranges - Joyce Simpson
Grapefruit - Marj Robb-Herrod
Tomatoes - Tracy Pinchbeck
Champion Fruit of Show (grapefruit) - Marj Robb-Herrod
Pumpkin - Leo Erbacher
Cucumbers - Moretto Children
Eggplant - Cloe Gerhart
Champion Vegetable of Show - Leo Erbacher
Cattleya Orchid - Eileen Cameron
Champion Orchid of Show - Peter Hinschen & Val Hadley
Champion Gerbera of Show - James & Frances Seaton
Painting and drawing
Landscape - Debbie Murphy
Seascape - Susie Bowen
Still Life - Carol Hewlett
Drawing - Zoe Canfield
Open Black & White - Rhea Linneweber
Open Child Study - Sarah Purvis
Promoting the Whitsundays - Merewyn Wright
Landscape - Bhrett Davies
Collage - Bhrett Davies
Baby Knitting - Line McBride
Crochet Knee Rug or Bedspread - Chris Logan
Knitted Toy - Vi Bradford
Marmalade Jam - Christine Davies
Bottle of Preserves - Tracey Pinchbeck
Chocolate Cake - Donna Watts
Apple Pie - Sarah Purvis
Boiled Fruit Cake - Deanne Dawson
Most Successful Exhibitor - Donna Watts
Scrapbooking - Christine Hicks
Mosaics - Bluecare Mens Shed
Champion Open Craft - Proserpine Nursing Home
Champion Thoroughbred - Led Thoroughbred Stallion/Colt/Gelding - A&T Harris
Champion Australian Stock Horse - Led Australian Stock Horse Mare/Filly - Brieffies Family
Champion Local Hack - Greenhalgh Family
Best Presented Hack & Rider - A&T Harris
Champion Led Pony - A&T Harris
Champion Led Australian Saddle Pony - A&T Harris
Champion Australian Saddle Pony - Brieffies Family
Novice Pony Hack - H Munro
Open Pony Hack 12h & under 13h - H Munro
Open Pony Hack 13h & under 14.2 - L Horspool
Wilmar Sugar Show Whitsunday Challenge - Kendall Davies
Champion Local Girl Rider - B Pini
Champion Local Boy Rider - L Gray
Champion Quarter Horse Gelding 3 yrs and under - M Vicary