Experienced Team Elected for 2017 Dorrigo Show

Sally Duckett has been re-elected, unopposed, for her ninth year as President of the Dorrigo Show Society.

Sally, a long time local resident operates a cattle property with her husband, Arnold, near North Dorrigo.

She has a particular interest in horses and riding events and has been involved in the “re-homing” of brumbies from Guy Fawkes National Park for more than 10 years.

The brumbies are directly related to Walers, a unique breed of Australian horses which carried the Light Horsemen in World War One and made the last full scale cavalry charge in history at the Battle of Beersheba, Israel, 100 years ago this year.

The Walers and their Guy Fawkes descendents are the only wild horses in Australia proven to have heritage value.

“I am especially pleased that during our annual meeting all stewards from last year’s show agreed to stand in 2017,” Sally said.

“This means a valuable continuation of local knowledge and experience which is essential for a well run show.

“There are still vacancies for volunteers; helping hands to set up on the Thursday and Friday before the Show and others to work with the Ladies’ Committee in a variety of roles.”

The meeting also elected three vice presidents:

– Alexandra Fraser, her first time as V.P., committee member for 16 years, with special responsibility for the show office

– Bob Hawkins, second year as a V.P. and committee member for three years, is retained as safety officer

– Wayne Burley returns as V.P. continuing decades of show service with particular focus on dairy cattle

Carolyn Cannon continues in the specialist role of show secretary and Alison Clements as treasurer.

Sheila Guymer is Schedule and Entries Secretary and Naomi Lean is Membership Steward.

One important position has yet to be filled, that of Showgirl Steward.
Expressions of interest for this role should be addressed to President, Sally Duckett.