A big thank you to the Judges, Ring Stewards, those that helped in the stay ring, scent decoy’s etc, which allows this show to go ahead. We wouldn’t have a show without your commitment.
I’d also like to thank all the competitors for making this show an astounding success in it’s 177th year and long may it continue, with your excellent support.
This was one of highest number of entries for many years, with many new faces, which has put the obedience section in good light with the overall Stanhope Agricultural Show Committee. I look forward to seeing you all again 14th Sept. next year.
Thank you to the lovely Bridgette for help with the catering for the judge’s breakfasts and tea and coffee throughout the day.
Thank you to Hedda and Katy for being my right-hand women on the day, your support as always, is greatly appreciated.
Thank you to Judith Dunne for stepping in at relatively short notice to be Chief Stay Steward as Sharon was unable to attend on medical grounds. Sharon I hope your fit and well again soon.
I’m happy to report that the Show was a success with lots of positive feedback; well done to all of you that made the line ups and I’m really happy that some of you proved lucky with the lottery tickets that were part of the prizes.
Special thanks to Dave and Janice for their help and support both in the show preparations and on the day itself.
And in closing I would also like to thank the ground staff for the excellent preparation of the rings, cutting the grass etc.