YANKALILLA SHOW | Saturday, September 29

CAMEL: Alice and Graham Mulvihill, Victor Harbor, rode the camels at the 2017 Yankalilla Show.
CAMEL: Alice and Graham Mulvihill, Victor Harbor, rode the camels at the 2017 Yankalilla Show.

Wendy Hunt is a Yankalilla identity who has contributed more than 78 committee years to her community.

She retires this year after 40 years of amazing work for the Yankalilla Agricultural Show and for the equestrian community, especially.

She sees the Yankalilla Show as a unique opportunity for everyone to see the connection between the important things we may otherwise take for granted.

A jumper, for example, comes from wool that has been spun, and that has been sheared from a sheep raised by a farmer.

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She sees that it is more important than ever before for people, especially children, to see the connections we have with agriculture.

Wendy also sees the show as an opportunity for people to gain a sense of achievement from helping or being involved and for connecting to community.

Fortunately on Saturday, September 29, there will be a splendid opportunity to appreciate these agricultural connections and to have fun at the same time.

The 136th Yankalilla Show will run from 9am untill 4pm.

It’s a short beautiful drive from most places, including the city.

RIDING: Lincoln and Ava Dauk, Delamere, jumped on the back of the ponies at last year's Yankalilla Show.

RIDING: Lincoln and Ava Dauk, Delamere, jumped on the back of the ponies at last year's Yankalilla Show.

If entry fees have prevented people from attending the Adelaide Show, Yankalilla will provide a great day out for everyone at very low cost.

Attractions include animals, of course, with show jumping being an extra attraction this year.

Radicool Reptiles will be there, as well as the dancing horses, the draught horses, the sheep and the children’s nursery.

Shearing demonstrations with narration by Australia’s last gun shearer John Hutchinson OAM will be on the shearing shed stage.

There will also be entertainment: three choirs, including the newly formed Gospel choir, will perform.

Local artists, popular at Yankalilla Accoustic Music and beyond will also be on stage.

These include Robert Bean, Kim Bupre, Duo Montagne, the Russell Sisters, Tush and Margaret Russell.

There will also be rides and show bags and demonstrations.

FAMILY: Matt, Tilly and Sally Morris, Yankalilla, were all smiles at the 2017 Yankalilla Show.

FAMILY: Matt, Tilly and Sally Morris, Yankalilla, were all smiles at the 2017 Yankalilla Show.

A show is not a show without the opportunity to display works of excellence.

There are competitions that include children’s sections, painting, cooking, photography, home brew and wine among other things – plus there’s still time to enter.

A local favourite is the Yankabald Prize which goes to a portrait of a local identity.

The official opening will be held on the main stage at 12noon by ABC radio personality Peter Goers OAM.

Head along to see the equestrian section that has been so well convened by Wendy Hunt.

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