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Sun shines on rally

THE sun shone on the 21st Working Horse and Tractor Rally in Nyora at the weekend.
Crowds flocked to see working Clydesdales, sheep shearing, blacksmith forging tools, wood chopping and a wide variety of tractors and stationary engines.
There were bushmen in action and pioneer skills, historical society displays and a grand parade.
Exhibitors came from all over Victoria and Australia.
“It was a fantastic weekend,” said rally president Peter Xuereb. “I’ve had no complaints from anyone!”
In line with St Patrick’s Day on the Saturday, the rally this year took an Irish theme, with the colours of orange, white and green.
“A few people took that up, especially on Saturday night.”
That’s when exhibitors and organisers gathered for a meal in the members’ room.
Peter said each year, efforts are made for a point of difference so that the rally stays fresh.
“We encourage different tractors, engines and displays.”
One of this year’s attractions was a Gypsy Cob, a horse known for its colour and feather.
With the 21st rally over, Peter and his fellow-organisers are already planning next year’s event.
This will be on March 16 and 17 – St Patrick’s Day again.

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