Long term service recognised at Winton Show

John Paine and Rosie Archer awarded at Winton Show


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Winton Show Society stalwarts John Paine and Rosie Archer received significant awards for long-term achievements in a highlight of what turned out to be a rain-affected show on Saturday.

Winton Show Society stalwarts John Paine and Rosie Archer received significant awards for long-term achievements in a highlight of what turned out to be a rain-affected show on Saturday.

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Mr Paine received life membership to the society, having been involved for around 19 years running the Outback Legends Challenge, and 10 of those years as president.

The prize for the grand champion hack was named the Rosie Archer Grand Champion Hack of the Show award in honour of one of their most passionate competitors.

Mrs Archer, who is in her early 90s, has been a Winton Show competitor, committee member and volunteer for many years and president Carly Cox said it had been a privilege to be able to bestow the name in her honour.

Ms Cox said the show had been partly affected by wet weather but everyone passing through the gates had enjoyed themselves immensely.

"Our arts and craft pavilion and wool pavilion were very well represented with lots of entries in all categories," she said.

We had numerous trade sites and entertainment throughout Saturday and into the night, with Jade Holland performing to a good crowd.

A good crowd was also in attendance to watch the competition in the horse versus motorbike barrel race with $200 up for grabs.

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