Adam Nadler and Ylee Andrews from Peak Hill had a ball on the Dodgem Cars.
Paint the Town REaDers Maria George, Tara Lifewood and Toy Pomeranian Chewius Maximus supported the Reading Bug at the Peak Hill Show.
Ellie Parker was very brave as she climbed way up high on the climbing wall.
Pretty in pink Lara Dennis (6) from Peak Hill was very happy with her Dora Star Balloon.
Barbara Sharkey, Kate McKinley, Sally and Maria George, and Sue Van der Reyden caught up for a coffee on one of the new picnic benches.
Jarrod Westcott and Cameron Kopp took a well earned break at the Sheep Pavilion.
Toy Pomeranian, Chewius Maximus got dressed up to support the Reading Bug.
Peak Hill P A and H Association members Irene Lally and Tonia Francis were kept busy selling raffle tickets outside the main pavilion.
Mai Prior (3) had a hands on experience in the Animal Nursery.
Looking particularly cute at Wednesday’s Peak Hill Show are Laci (6) and Teila (5) Kremer from West Wyalong, taking a break from their horse riding events to buy their favourite showbags. The show was held in glorious conditions and attracted a terrific crowd. Photos: Barbara Reeves.
Bailey Bray from Forbes, did very well with his poultry. He won first prize for his Black Rose Comb Bantam Rooster.
The only way to get around the Show! Bob Mitchell (1) and Abby Prior (nine months) stopped for some chit-chat in the Animal Nursery.
Col Hawke from Parkes Car Club and Peak Hill Show’s ‘Roaming Commentator’ John Van der Reyden checked out the vintage car display.
Parkes and Peak Hill ladies caught up for a chat in the grandstand. From left – Judy Davis, Anne O’Leary, Shirley Job, Ann McIntyre, and Doreen Job.
Dawn and Ken Armstrong from Peak Hill are celebrating their 57th year together. Previously in the newspaper game himself, Ken ran the Bogan Times newspaper for 13 years.
From left - Jess Pagan (Rabobank), John Maher (Chief Sheep Steward), Jo Wadsworth, Charles Perry (Rabobank), Des McIntyre and Ray Cannon (Chief Wool Steward) met up in the Wool Pavilion.
Despite the cool weather this week, the 110th Annual Peak Hill Show went off a treat.
Show society treasurer, Adam Cannon said the show was a great success.
“It surpassed all our expectations,’ he said.
Numbers through the gate were up on last year, and the crowds had two fun packed days of events to keep them entertained.
The Champion All Breeds Dog Show attracted 374 entries, with plenty of interstate competitors present.
The cattle ring was busy with students from neighbouring towns of Narromine and Dubbo competing.
Merino’s, Prime Lambs, and meat breeds all competed in the sheep arena.
Three local Merino studs Towalba, Westray, and Genanegie competed, and there were plenty of flock section entries as well.
The poultry pavilion was full and Dean Ahearn from Peak Hill did a great job as the new Steward.
The Farmyard Nursery was once again very popular with baby goats, pigs, rabbits, a Llama and some fantastic rainbow coloured silky chooks, thanks to Benjamin Stanford.
The vintage car display from Parkes Car Club was a hit with show goers, along with the Beaut Ute competition.
Wylie Roll took out Top Ute of the Show with his 1956 Ford Mainline.
A dog High Jump event was held for the first time this year.
Organised by the PA and H Association, the event was a real crowd pleaser.
Mastiff/Dane/Wolfhound cross “Dude” jumped 1.72m and reigned supreme over black Kelpie “Wally”.
Adam said organizers have decided to run two separate dog high jumping events next year.
“One for sheep dogs and the other for any other variety dogs,” he said.
A full two day program in both jumping and ring events kept the horse enthusiasts busy watching competitors from far and wide.
The free climbing wall provided for kids by the show society was a huge hit.
Adam said the pavilion was absolutely exceptional this year.
“It was looking the best it ever has in my opinion.
“We had a Pavilion preview night on Tuesday, which went off really well.
“Finger food was served to the 55 people who attended to view the entries and mingle amongst the great displays,’ Adam said.
The show raffle was very popular with two main prizes up for grabs this year.
Dick Baxter officially opened the show on Wednesday.
“Dick is an invaluable part of our show,” Adam said.
“He is an honorary patron, life member, past president, and World War II veteran.
“Dick puts his whole life into the show.
“He gets out of bed early, turns up at 6am and mans the gate all day, both days.
“We even had to find someone to take over on the gate so Dick could come up for lunch.
A successful grant application lodged for new seating for the showground meant show goers had fabulous new benches and picnic settings dotted around to gather on this year.
“To top off two fabulous days of fun and entertainment local band Riff Raff performed for patrons from 5.30pm to 8pm and the fireworks display was fantastic,” Adam said.
Alan and Marj Hockey from Parkes enjoyed the floral entries.
Locals Bernadette Aitken, Elizabeth Luke and Marcia Cross took in the various handicrafts on display.
Locals Peter and Jenny Westcott, and Sue Dunn met up in the main Pavilion.
Anne and Amy Byrne from Peak Hill were very impressed with the artwork. 0813PHShow079
Max Balcomb won second prize with his oranges.
Dick Baxter and local MP Troy Grant tried out one of the new benches after Dick officially opened the show.
Lara Pengilly (12) from Camden won Champion Girl Rider (under 13) on her mount Hillgrove Spring Melody.
Meg Baldock (14) from Hawkesbury won Champion Girl Rider (under 17) on her thoroughbred gelding, CP Tuscany.
Georgia Rusten and her pony Gremlin from Parkes won lots of ribbons in the ring.
Peak Hill boys Josh Owen, Ryan Bell, Jayden Williams and Jaleel Hando took time out from Sideshow Alley for a chat.
John Cantrall (Fire and Rescue) supervised Ben Turner from Cumnock drive the toy fire truck.
Senior Constable Daniel Greef (Crime Prevention Officer), and Senior Constable Wally Biles (Youth Liason Officer) showed Sharntelle Schnitger (3) and Goran Milinkovic (9) the Mobile Police Station.
Alisha Roots (18) won Champion Parader with 22-month-old Poll Hereford cow The Ranch Duchess from The Ranch Poll Hereford Stud in Narromine.
These Peak Hill and Narromine friends caught up at the Cattle Judging. On the fence – Sally Wright, Alisha Roots, Brad Fazzari, and Molly Wright; standing Becky Wright and Nathan Leach.
Corey Gibson (Newcastle) and his five month old Rottweiler, Nala, won best Rottweiler Bitch in the dog show.
Neil Ford and his 14-month-old Tibetan Mastiff, Thunder, scored runner up in the utility group.
Siberian Husky, Jazz and her master, Christian Yate (7) from Boa Mountain, got ready for the ring.
Posh the Beagle was ready to get in the ring at the Peak Hill Dog Show with her owner, Bronnie Ivill from Canberra.
Kerryanne Watson tried her luck on the clowns in Sideshow Alley.
Henry Stanford (2) from Peak Hill proved a most clever fisherman in Sideshow Alley.