Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Allora Gears Up for 2018 Show

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Allora Gears Up for 2018 Show

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Pavilion entries: Thursday 7am-7pm, 7am-8.30am

Show opens: Friday 9am, Saturday 7.30am

Buy membership: Until Thursday

AROUND ALLORA

GLYN REES

Phone: 0400811093

THE the dust of the 2018 Allora Heritage Weekend settled on the Allora Showgrounds everyone's attention around the Best Little Town on the Downs has turned to the 140th annual show on Friday, Februrary 9, and Saturday, February 10.

While nearly 5000 motoring and history devotees visited the showgrounds last weekend, the grounds and facilities are in grand condition for the event that highlights the Allora district.

The showgrounds have undergone significant upgrades, particularly to the campdrafting and jumping surfaces in the show ring, providing a safer surface for horses and riders.

There is an action-packed ring program planned with events from 9am Friday and with the showjumping starting at 7.30am Saturday.

Dog shows will be held in the Allora Kennel Club arena. From 6pm Friday around 150 dogs will be judged by trainee judges in the Allora Kennel Club Open Show.

The Allora Agricultural championship will begin at 9am Saturday, with judges from around Queensland examining around 500 dogs.

The judges will again be kept busy on Sunday with the Allora Kennel Club Championship Dog Show.

There will be dogs of every breed and size so make sure you support these tremendous events while taking a look at the amazing canine collection.

Excitement will be high at 7.30pm Friday when the crowd takes its seat around the bull ring. Highlight of the night will be the inaugural Border Region Buckle Series open bull ride.

One rider will be drawn from the hat to ride Storm Boy, a massive brahman. The $1000 prize on offer from sponsor Stuart Bond Real Estate and Auctioneer will be incentive to be the first to ride this seven-year-old beast.

This competition will be a round robin series in conjunction with Killarney and Warwick Shows.

The Allora Show office will be open for pavilion entries 7am-7pm Thursday and 7am- 8.30am Friday. Judging will start at 9am Friday with the pavilion opening to the public from midday. …

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