Foster shows first class
FOSTER put on a wonderful display of commitment and talent at the agricultural show on Saturday, February 22.
Equestrians, shearers and sheaf tossers gathered to compete in traditional show events, while speed knitters plied the yarn and singers took part in Foster Show Idol.
The three events Victorian Championship Sheaf Tossing took place: Victorian Novice Handicap, Victorian Open Handicap and Victorian Championship.
The sheaf is a jute bag stuffed with straw; competitors use a pitchfork to throw it over a horizontal bar.
Animals also featured heavily, with working dogs, alpacas and poultry all doing their part.
The equestrian area in particular was thronging after 200 extra competitors applied for late entry.
“It was nonstop busy all day in the horse area,” one of the show organisers Denis O’Neill said.
The traditional grand parade also took place in the afternoon.
A new show feature, the “avenue of agriculture”, showcased 14 niche farming options such as angora goats and rabbits.
Wool spinner Trudi Richter won the Mary McDonald trophy for the second year in a row as well as a shelf full of other prizes.
Congratulations to show organisers on keeping the tradition very much alive.
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