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SIMON HENDERSON

@alliedpress.co.nz

The Roxburgh Racecourse was the place to be in Teviot Valley last weekend, as crowds turned out for 76th Mt Benger A&P Show.

Show president Holly Pemberton said there was a great turnout, along with perfect weather for the show.

“Our interactive circus zone was extremely popular. The trade sites were hugely supported – we got fabulous feedback from all of them.

“New Zealand Royal Agricultural Society president Geoff Smith had a very enjoyable time going around the show and seeing all that was on offer.”

A “names in the hat” novelty jumping class was popular, with riders and horses randomly swapped.

Attracting a lot of attention at the Classic Car Show was a 2002 Chrysler Prowler owned by Jeff and Sue Wilson, of Roxburgh.

The hot-rod-styled convertible was proudly purchased only a few weeks ago.

“It’s nice and low and goes like anything,” Mr Wilson said.

The Teviot Valley Young Farmers Club Agrisports Competition had budding young farmers trying out their skills in apple bobbing, sack races and kicking a rugby ball into a sheep pen.

The pavilion was packed with prize-winning produce, including tomatoes, garlic and onions, and a wide range of jams and preserves.

And entertaining the crowd was Roxburgh band Ken Telso performing popular songs.