Brumbies and the bush at Show

A BRUMBY Show will be a highlight of the Margaret River and Districts Agricultural Show, featuring 12 of WA’s outback horses.

Local vet Sheila Greenwell, known for her passion for rescuing wild horses, said there would be 12 riders including two stockmen and two dressage riders to show off the beauty of these horses caught in the wild.

Sheila plans to tell the audience about the plight of the wild horse in Australia, and about the 10th Light Horse Regiment.

The event runs 12-12.45pm in the main arena on Saturday, October 20, with other show attractions kicking off on Friday, October 19.

Many exciting events are planned, including a Breed Horse section that will showcase beautiful horses from Shetlands to Arabs.

There will be show jumping, sheepdog trials, beef cattle, performances by Jonny Taylor, Friday night fireworks, the Margaret River brass band, Doopa Dog, photography displays, Chook Lotto, a sweetie run, the official opening of the show by Margaret River Senior High School’s head boy and girl, the ever popular exhibition hall, and the Sydney or the Bush Roadshow.

The Roadshow, celebrating the Year of the Farmer, is a live animal theatre group specialising in Australian folklore, and dedicated to preserving the Aussie identity. 

Gigs are choreographed to live song and music, horsemanship, shearing of sheep, famous poetry, comedy, kelpies, whip cracking and even trained sheep and lambs. 

The children’s literature section of the Show includes a poem and limerick section this year, with cash prizes up for grabs.

Adults entering the Show on Friday night and Saturday have the chance to win $500 in a door prize.

This year’s Show is a smoke-free event, and children have free entry.

BRUMBY RESCUER: Dr Sheila Greenwell, Outback Heritage Horse Association of WA Inc’s rescue co-ordinator and veterinary supervisor, will show rescued brumbies at the Margaret River and Districts Agricultural Show. Picture: Katherine Waddington

BRUMBY RESCUER: Dr Sheila Greenwell, Outback Heritage Horse Association of WA Inc’s rescue co-ordinator and veterinary supervisor, will show rescued brumbies at the Margaret River and Districts Agricultural Show. Picture: Katherine Waddington

FRIENDS: Elizabeth Denniss, Outback Heritage Horse Association of WA Inc vice president, leads a horse. Picture: Katherine Waddingto

FRIENDS: Elizabeth Denniss, Outback Heritage Horse Association of WA Inc vice president, leads a horse. Picture: Katherine Waddingto

DOGS MIGHT FLY: The Sydney or the Bush Roadshow is expected to draw the crowds at the Margaret River Show.

DOGS MIGHT FLY: The Sydney or the Bush Roadshow is expected to draw the crowds at the Margaret River Show.