PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE for 2021
The Hawarden A&P Association welcomes you to our 114th Show for 2021.
We also welcome all our Exhibitors and participants and trust they have a successful and enjoyable day.
This year’s Show Theme is “Who let the dogs out and more…”.
To highlight the Dog as valuable working partner we have a dog trial section with a class two Drive and Yard with the run off at 1 pm at the sheep dog trial section in our programme.
To acknowledge the Dog as treasured and clever companion the North Canterbury Dog training club is having a display of Obedience, Rally-O and Canine Good Citizen on site. Also Julie Donavan has very kindly offered to bring her Agility gear for the use and try out in the Agility classes. We are hoping the Pet dog section is well supported.
Donald Stuart will be showing his clever Dog herding Ducks presented three times at different locations with the final head in the main ring at 5.30 pm, which will be exciting to watch.
Our Guest presenter is Brad Lake from “The Brothers Green”, “Original Canvas” and “Koaka” and also speaking on behalf of “Mainland Hemp”. The presentation in a new field of the cultivation and use of Hemp is sure to be a major drawcard.
One of the “more…” this year is the very popular Rodeo Demonstration at 3.30 pm at the Rodeo Arena.
A further highlight of the show is on our young folk in the Young Persons challenge, running in conjunction with the Hurunui Young Farmers Association, who will be undertaking different tasks starting at 4.30 pm at the community area. Good Luck Lad’s and Gal’s.
A huge Thank you to all our sponsors, without your financial input, this Show wouldn’t be possible and the continuous support is very much appreciated.
A special Thank you to our Principal Sponsor Chris and Jacqui Randall from Dunblane Shorthorn’s for their generous sponsorship.
Also a very big Thank you to our Premium sponsor G.V.T for all the support throughout the years.
We thank everyone who has provided Gift lambs, which is a big part of the show’s success.
We highly value the support we have received from our Trade space sections and our Judges, especially those who have travelled a long distance.
To all the Committee members, Marshals, Stewards and Volunteers, Thank you very much for your time, efforts, knowledge and help, we value your input immensely and are very grateful for all your work and creativity you are putting into this show. A special Thank you to Peter Black and Hamish Hartnell for their time and effort put in irrigating the show oval.
A big Thank you to our secretary Angela Cooper for all her work in what is a very demanding role, our executive committee Tom and Ann Costello and Rocci Scott, Penny Loffhagen and Pip and Lucy Hunter-Weston for their input to ensure the success of the day
Our free community BBQ will again take place beside the Lions Bar and will start at 5 pm.
We are hoping to see the community come together in this area to enjoy the entertainment provided, including Music and the lawnmower race.
Have an enjoyable day.
Jim and Ramona Sidey
Presidents 2020 & 2021