Mt Benger A&P Show brilliant in sunshine

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Roxburgh put on a gloriously hot and sunny day for the Mt Benger A&P Show on Saturday, which encouraged about 25% more people through the gate than at the previous year’s event, secretary Dinah Wales said.

‘‘It was good to see so many people making use of the Ringside Lounge in comfy chairs watching the horses.’’

In addition, a Pavilion competitor won the Secretary’s Plate back.

The plate is traditionally awarded to the competitor who earns the most points overall for entries in any section of the show and, also traditionally, Pavilion entrants usually did that.

However, last year an equestrian won it, but this year Fay Kennedy, of Roxburgh, had the most points with 99 for her homecraft, baking and photography entries in the Pavilion
‘‘She came in with a hiss and a roar,’’ Mrs Wales said.