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					SECTION A – DRAUGHT HORSES
Judge:         Lance Sharman
Entry Fee:     $3, Members $2, Late $4
Prize Money:   $5 First, $3 Second
Start:         9.00 am

CLASS CLYDESDALES
1. Stallion 4 yrs & over
2. Colt 2 & 3 yrs
3. Yearling colt, Filly or Gelding
4. Gelding 2 yrs & over
5. Mare 4 yrs & over, Brood/dry
6. Filly 2 & 3 yrs
7. Foal
8. Novice Driver
9. Junior Driver 18 yrs & under (10 yrs & under must be accompanied by an adult. Over 10 yrs may be accompanied
    by an adult)
10. Single driven horse
11. Obstacle Course
CHAMPION/RESERVE MALE CLYDESDALE
CHAMPION/RESERVE FEMALE CLYDESDALE

CLASS – SHIRE HORSES
12. Filly under 3 yrs
13. Mare 3yrs & over
14. Stallion or colt, any age
15. Gelding any age
CHAMPION/RESERVE MALE SHIRE
CHAMPION RESERVE FEMALE SHIRE

SECTION B – HARNESS
Judge:         Lance Sharman
Entry Fee:     $3, Members $2, Late $4
Prize Money:   $5 First, $3 Second
Start:         At Lunch break

CLASS
1. Open Driver
2. Junior Driver under 18 yrs
3. Novice Horse/Pony over 14h
4. Horse over 14h non Hackney
5. Shetland Pony
6. Pony 12.2h & under non Hackney
7. Pony over 12.2h to 14h non Hackney
CHAMPION/RESERVE DRIVEN NON HACKNEY HORSE/PONY
From Classes 4,5,6,7


SECTION C - LED RING
Judge:          TBA
Entry Fee:      $3, Members $2, Late $4
Prize Money:    $5 First, $3 Second
Start:          9.00 am

CLASS – SHETLAND PONIES
Must be currently registered in the Shetland Section of APSB
1. Male 4 yrs & over
2. Male 2 & 3 yrs
3. Yearling colt, filly or gelding
4. Mare 4yrs & Over
5. Filly 2 & 3 yrs
CHAMPION/RESERVE SHETLAND PONY

CLASS – MINIATURE PONIES
Sponsored by Dianne Napthine
Ponies must be registered AMPS
Owners must be financial members
Height not to exceed 87 cm

6. Led stallion
7. Led colt 2 & 3 yrs
8. Led yearling colt
9. Led colt foal
CHAMPION/RESERVE MALE MINIATURE PONY

10. Led Mare 4 yrs & over
11. Led Filly 2 & 3 yrs
12. Led yearling filly
13. Led filly foal
CHAMPION/RESERVE FEMALE MINIATURE PONY

14. Led gelding 4 yrs & over
15. Led gelding 2 & 3 yrs
16. Led yearling gelding
CHAMPION/RESERVE GELDING MINIATURE PONY

SUPREME CHAMPION MINIATURE PONY

CLASS – STOCK HORSES
Stock horses must be registered with ASMS

17. Led Male 4 yrs & over
18. Led Male 3 yrs & under
19. Led Mare 4 yrs & over
20. Led Filly 3 yrs & under
21. Ridden Hack stock horse
22. Working stock horse
CHAMPION/RESERVE MALE STOCK HORSE
CHAMPION/RESERVE FEMALE STOCK HORSE

SECTION D – RING 1 RIDDEN
Judge:               Nicole Morrison
Entry Fee:           $3, Members $2, Late $4
Prize Money:         $5 First, $3 Second
Start:               9.45 am
Any horse winning a champion is ineligible to compete in the same class in Ring 2
Exhibits are to be shown either as show horse or show hunter on the day – not both.

CLASS – LED
1. Mare/Gelding over 14h not over 15h
2. Mare/Gelding over 15h not over 16h
3. Mare/Gelding 16h and over
CHAMPION/RESERVE LED HORSE

CLASS – RIDDEN
4. Novice Hack over 15h
5. Elementary Hack
6. Open Hack over 15h not over 15.2h
7. Open Hack over 15.2h not over 16h
8. Open Hack over 16h not over 16.2h
9. Open Hack over 16.2h
CHAMPION/RESERVE SHOW HACK

10. Show Hunter over 15h – 16h
11. Show Hunter over 16h
CHAMPION/RESERVE SHOW HUNTER

12. Local Ridden horse over 14h
13. Open Rider 18yrs & under 21 yrs
14. Open Rider 21 yrs & over
CHAMPION/RESERVE SENIOR RIDER

15. Local Rider over 18 yrs
16. Novice Galloway over 14h – 15h
17. Elementary Galloway
18. Galloway Show Hunter over 14h – 14.2h
19. Galloway Show Hunter over 14.2h – 15h
CHAMPION/RESERVE GALLOWAY SHOW HUNTER

20. Open Galloway over 14h – 14.2h
21. Open Galloway over 14.2h – 15h
CHAMPION/RESERVE RIDDEN SHOW GALLOWAY

22 Novice Ridden Pony 14h & under
23 Open Pony over 13.2h – 14h
24 Open Pony over 13h – 13.2h
25 Open Pony over 12.2h – 13h
CHAMPION/RESERVE RIDDEN SHOW PONY OVER 12.2H

26. Open Pony over 12h – 12.2h
27. Open Pony over 11h – 12h
28. Open Pony 11h & under
CHAMPION/RESERVE SHOW PONY 12.2H & UNDER

29. Show Hunter Pony 12.2h & under
30. Show Hunter Pony Over 12.2h & not over 14h
CHAMPION/RESERVE SHOW HUNTER PONY

SUPREME CHAMPION PONY
THE DON MCKNIGHT MEMORIAL TROPHY
Donated by Mrs D McKnight
Judged from Champions of Rings 1 & 2

SECTION E – RING 2 RIDDEN
Judge:          Jim Melrose
Entry Fee:      $3, Members $2, Late $4
Prize Money:    $5 First, $3 Second
Start:          9.30 am
Any horse winning a champion is ineligible to compete in the same class in Ring 1
Exhibits are to be shown either as show horse or show hunter on the day – not both.

CLASS LED
1. Led Mare/Gelding 12.2h & under
2. Led Mare/Gelding over 12.2h & not over 14h
3. Led Male/female 3yrs & under not over 14h
CHAMPION/RESERVE LED SHOW PONY 14h & under

4. Junior Turnout
Sponsored by Mrs M.A. Liley
16 yrs & under. To ride a Pony/Galloway 15h & under
Judged on mount conformation, soundness, manners & paces
Equipment, saddlery etc Riding ability & costume

5. Local Rider under 12 yrs
6. Rider under 8 yrs
7. Riders 8 yrs & Under 10 yrs
8. Riders 10yrs & Under 12 yrs
CHAMPION/RESERVE RIDER UNDER 12 YRS

9. Local Rider 12 yrs & under 18 yrs
10. Rider 12 yrs & under 14 yrs
11. Rider 14 yrs & under 16 yrs
12. Rider 16 yrs & under 18 yrs
CHAMPION/RESERVE RIDER UNDER 18 YRS
Sponsored by Mr N & Mrs P Bromberg

13. Local Pony 14h & under
14. Elementary Pony 14h & under
15. Open Pony over 13.2h to 14h
16. Open Pony 13h to 13.2h
17. Open Pony over 12.2h to 13h
CHAMPION/RESERVE SHOW PONY OVER 12.2H

18. Open Pony over 12h to 12.2h
19. Open Pony over 11h to 12h
20. Open Pony 11h & under
CHAMPION/RESERVE SHOW PONY 12.2H & under

21. Open Show Hunter Pony 12.2h & under
22. Open Show Hunter Pony over 12.2h
CHAMPION/RESERVE SHOW HUNTER PONY

23. Open Hack over 15h to 15.2h
24. Open Hack over 15.2h to 16h
25. Open Hack over 16h to 16.2h
26. Open Hack over 16.2h
CHAMPION/RESERVE SHOW HACK

27. Show Hunter Hack over 15h & not over 16h
28. Show Hunter Hack over 16h
CHAMPION/RESERVE SHOW HUNTER HACK

29. Open Galloway over 14h to 14.2h
30. Open Galloway over 14.2h to 15h
CHAMPION/RESERVE SHOW GALLOWAY

31. Show Hunter Galloway over 14h & not over 14.2h
32. Show Hunter Galloway over 14.2h & not over 15h
CHAMPION/RESERVE SHOW HUNTER GALLOWAY


SECTION F – PONY CLUB
Host Club:    Corner Inlet Pony Club
Judge:        Liz Lamers
Steward:      Barbara Boag
Entry Fee:    $2
Prize Money: Ribbons Only Awarded
Start:        8.30 am
Events run under PCAV rules. Riders to be in full competition uniform and correct gear.
Riders must be able to produce card on request. All riders/mounts to have had two rallies as a combination.
Members to have had 50% attendance. Associate members to have had 25% attendance.

CLASS
1. Smartest on Parade under 10 yrs
2. Smartest on Parade 10 – 12 years
3. Smartest on Parade 13 – 15 yrs
4. Pony Club Rider 16 yrs & over
CHAMPION/RESERVE PONY CLUB RIDER

5. Pony Club Rider under 10 yrs
6. Pony Club Rider 10 – 12 yrs
7. Pony Club Rider 13 – 15 yrs
8. Pony Club Rider over 16 yrs & over
CHAMPION/RESERVE PONY CLUB RIDER

9. Pony Club Mount under 12h
10. Pony Club mount 12h & under 13.2h
11. Pony Club Mount 13.2h & under 15h
12. Pony Club Mount 15h & over
CHAMPION/RESERVE PONY CLUB MOUNT

13. Pair of Pony Club Rider 12 yrs & under
14. Pair of Pony Club riders over 12 yrs
15. CIPC Rider under 12 yrs
16. CIPC Rider 12 yrs & Under 14 yrs
17. CIPC Rider 14yrs & over
CHAMPION/RESERVE CIPC RIDER

18. CIPC mount under 13h
19. CIPC Mount 13h & under 14.2h
20. CIPC Mount over 14.2h
CHAMPION/RESERVE CIPC MOUNT

SECTION G – HRCAV CLUB EVENTS
Host Bennison Adult Riding Club
Judge:            Ann Thirkell
Card Steward:     Laurel Truscott
Enquiries:        Michelle Boddy Phone 03 5182 6241
Entry Fee:        $3, Late $6
Prize Money:      $5 First, $3 Second
Start:               12 noon
Sashes to 4th. Sashes to 6th for smartest on parade.
This Ring is to be conducted under HRCAV rules.
Valid Membership/Performance cards must be handed to Card Steward by 11.30 am or earlier.
Riders to provide their own number. Medical armbands must be worn while jumping.
* Denotes classes eligible for points on cards.

CLASS
1. *Smartest on Parade Level 1 & 2
2. *Smartest on Parade Level 3
3. *Smartest on Parade Level 4 & 5
4. Led Exhibit under 15.2h
5. Led Exhibit over 15.2h
CHAMPION/RESERVE LED HRCAV EXHIBIT

6. *Ridden Mount Level 1 & 2
7. *Ridden Mount Level 3
8. *Ridden Mount Level 4 & 5
CHAMPION/RESERVE RIDDEN HRCAV MOUNT

9. *HRCAV Rider Level 1 & 2
10. *HRCAV Rider Level 3
11. *HRCAV Rider Level 4
12. *HRCAV Rider Level 5
CHAMPION/RESERVE HRCAV RIDER

13.   *Mount most suitable for HRCAV Level 1 & 2
14.   *Mount most suitable for HRCAV Level 3
15.   *Mount most suitable for HRCAV Level 4 & 5
16.   Best educated mount Level 1 & 2
17.   Best educated mount Level 3
18.   Mount most suitable for a beginner Level 4 & 5

CHAMPION/RESERVE HIGH POINT AWARD


SECTION H – SHOW JUMPING
Judge:         Bev Shandley
Entry Fee:     $5, Members $3, Late $6
Classes 5 & 6: $6, Members $4, Late $7
Start:         8.30 am

CLASS

1. Local Show Jumping Contest
Height: 1st round 90cm
Prizes: 1st prize $30, 2nd $15, 3rd $5


2. Junior Show Jumping Contest
Under 18 years
Height: 1st round 90cm
Prizes: 1st prize $30, 2nd $15, 3rd $5


3.    Maiden Show Jumping Contest
D Grade
Height: 1st round 1 metre
4 points or less
Prizes: 1st prize $35, 2nd $20, 3rd $10
Sponsored by Oakleys White


4. Show Jumping Contest
D Grade
Height: 1st round 1.05 metres
Prizes: 1st prize $40, 2nd $20, 3rd $10


5. Foster Show Open Jumping Contest
Height: 1st round 1.10 metres
Prizes: 1st prize $60, 2nd $40, 3rd $20
Sponsored By: Bruce & Jan Best


6. Open Height Show Jumping Contest
Height: 1st round 1.20 metres
Prizes: 1st prize $30, 2nd $15, 3rd $5


SECTION 1 – DAIRY CATTLE
Note: Competition in these classes is restricted to animals currently registered with their respective Breed societies.
Unless otherwise stated all dates to be calculated from July 1.
Breeds judged independently and breeder to nominate cattle breed on entry form.
All cattle to be NLIS tagged
Entry Fee:         Member $3, Non Member $4
Prize Money:       1st $8, 2nd $5
Sashes to 3   rd

To be judged at: 11.00 am

CLASS
1. Cow 4 yrs & over in milk
2. Cow 3yrs old in milk
3. Cow 3+ yrs, dry & visibly in calf
4. 2 females, any age, by one sire
5. Dam & daughter, any age
6. Heifer, 2yrs old, in milk
7. Best Vessel
8. Heifer, 2 yrs, dry & visibly in calf
9. Heifer, 1 year
10. Heifer calf under 12 months

BEST VESSEL EACH BREED
SENIOR CHAMPION/RESERVE EACH BREED (3 yrs & over)
JUNIOR CHAMPION/RESERVE EACH BREED

To be judged immediately after the completion of the Champion breed judging
of all classes:

CHAMPION DAIRY COW OF SHOW (any breed, 3 yrs & over)
RESERVE CHAMPION DAIRY COW OF SHOW
JUNIOR DAIRY HEIFER OF SHOW (any breed 2 yrs & under)
RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION OF SHOW

BEST VESSEL ANY BREED


11. JUNIOR DAIRY CATTLE JUDGING COMPETITION
Entry:       Free
Prize Money: 1st $10, 2nd $5

Open to competitors aged between 15 & 25 years on 1st May 2009. Competitor will be provided with a card on which
they will indicate the placing awarded to each animal and the reason for doing so. After completing the card, it is to be
handed to the Judge who may question the competitor on any points in their judgment, or any feature in conjunction
with the cattle being judged. The winner is eligible to compete in the Central South Gippsland Group Final.

SECTION J – BEEF BREEDS
Note: Competition in these classes is restricted to animals currently registered with their respective Breed societies.
Breeding dates for cattle to be calculated as at day of Show
Breeds judged independently and breeder to nominate cattle breed on entry form.
All cattle to be NLIS tagged
Entry Fee:         Member $3, Non Member $4
Prize Money:       1st $8, 2nd $5
Sashes to 3   rd

To be judged at 12 noon

CLASS
1. Bull under 12 months
2. Bull 12 – 18 months
CHAMPION/RESERVE JUNIOR BULL EACH BREED

3. Bull 18 – 24 months
4. Bull 24 months and over
CHAMPION/RESERVE SENIOR BULL EACH BREED

5. Heifer under 12 months
6. Heifer 12 – 18 months
CHAMPION RESERVE JUNIOR HEIFER EACH BREED

7. Heifer 18 – 24 months
8. Female 24 months & over
CHAMPION/RESERVE FEMALE EACH BREED

To be judged immediately after the completion of the Champion breed judging
of all classes:

SUPREME BEEF INTERBREED BULL

SUPREME BEEFINTERBREED FEMALE

SUPREME BEEF INTERBREED EXHIBIT

BEEF CATTLE HANDLERS
Judging follows all other beef classes.
FREE ENTRY
MUST lead a beef exhibit.
 Prize: 1st $15, 2nd $10, 3rd $5
Sponsored by Neil Roussac

9. Handler under 15 year
10. VAS Beef Cattle Handler
Handler 15 – 25 years as at 1 May 2009. Judged on presentation of entrant, control of animal and general ability.
Ability to respond to judge, balance of entrant and animal, ability to exhibit animal other than own, knowledge of animal
and consideration for other exhibitors. Winner eligible to compete at Group and State level.

SECTION K – DONKEYS
Judge:          Ruth Walker, Woodvale
Steward:        Clare Davis, Leongatha Sth
Enquiries:      Fiona Mottram 03 5681 2334
Entry Fee:      Show Society members $1 per donkey per class
                Non members $2 per donkey per class
Prize Money: 1st prize $8, 2nd $4, 3rd $2
Start:          10 am in Donkey Ring (Entry via Gate B Station Road)
All riders and persons in harness vehicles must wear an Australian Standards approved safety helmet and suitably
safe footwear.
Entire jacks 2 yrs & older must be shown in a halter and chain or else a bridle & bit.
Handlers of jacks must be 16yrs and over
Sponsored by:
Tarwin Veterinary Group
Asixa Logical Outcomes P/L
Gippsland Assabouts
Southern Cross Harness Club
Rob Knight

CLASS – CONFORMATION
1. Led Donkey 5 yrs & Under
2. Led Donkey 6yrs – 15yrs
3. Led Donkey 16 yrs & over
4. Led Australian Teamster Donkey
CHAMPION/RESERVE LED DONKEY

CLASS – PERFORMANCE
5. Ridden Pleasure Donkey (May include rider on a leading rein. 3 obstacles will need to be negotiated as well as
    performing according to judge’s instructions)
6. Ridden Barrel race
7. Bun & Carrot Race (Handler leads donkey to a location where the rider must eat a bun and the donkey must eat a
    piece of carrot before returning to the starting line.)
8. Dress-Up Race (Handler leads donkey to a pile of clothes that the handler must put on before returning to the
    starting line)
9. Led Obstacle Course (A series of obstacles designed to show the donkey’s obedience and willingness in practical
    situations. Ability to complete all obstacles calmly and competently will have precedence over time taken)
10. Fancy Dress (Judge: Rob Knight)
11. Hay Bale Sledding (Donkey to be driven on long reins towing a sled to a location where a hay bale is placed on
    the sled (by a class steward) before the handler and donkey return to the start. Sled, swingle bar & chains will be
    provided but owner/handler must provide suitable tack)
12. Single Pleasure Donkey Driven in Harness (2 obstacles will need to be negotiated as well as performing
    according to judge’s instructions)

CHAMPION/RESERVE PERFORMANCE DONKEY FROM CLASSES 5 -9 AND 11- 12 CUMULATIVELY

BEST CARED FOR DONKEY AND RESERVE BEST CARED FOR DONKEY FROM ALL ENTRIES

JUDGE’S DISCRETIONARY AWARD (for encouragement or best presented)
SECTION L – ALPACAS
Judges:          Gray & Jenny Morgan, Mirboo North
Steward:         Pam Mahomed
Entry Fee:       Member $2, Non Member $3, Late $4
Prize Money:     1st $8, 2nd $5
To be judged at 10 am
Fleeces to be shown in clear plastic bags.
Shorn animals must be shown with last fleece.

CLASS HYCAYA – WHITE OR LIGHT FAWN
1. Wether any age
2. Male 18 months and under
3. Male over 18 months
4. Female 18 mths and under
5. Female over 18 months

CLASS HYCAYA – BLACK, BROWN, GREY, ROSE GREY
6. Wether any age
7. Male 18 mths and under
8. Male over 18 months
9. Female under 18 mths
10. Female over 18 months

CHAMPION/RESERVE HYCAYA

CLASS – SURI
11. Wether any age
12. Male 18 mths and under
13. Male over 18 months
14. Female under 18 mths
15. Female over 18 months

CHAMPION/RESERVE SURI

16. Best spinnable fleece
17. Child Handler. ENTRY FREE.
    Must lead an alpaca. Handler must be under 16 years on day of Show.


SECTION M – POULTRY
Stewards:            Peter Tilley, Jacie Tilley,
Entry fee:           50c, 25c Members, Late 50c
Prizes:              1st $2, 2nd $1
Start:               To be judged at 10 am
Sponsored by: Duesburys Gippsland
Please Note:
1. Pen numbers will be available from Stewards on the morning of the Show
2. No exhibit to be handled by owner or any other unauthorized person during judging
3. All birds suffering from a contagious disease will not be accepted for exhibition and entry fees will be forfeited
4. All water utensils must be removed by exhibitors prior to judging
5. A junior is 16 years and under on day of Show. A junior cannot exhibit the same bird as a senior exhibitor
6. Should the number of exhibitors in any section warrant it, the section may be subdivided into specific breeds on
     close of entries
AC:        Any colour
AOC:     Any other colour
AOV:     Any other variety

CLASS                             Number
                                  M      F
SOFT FEATHER LARGE
Australorp                         1    2
Rhode Island Red                   3    4
Plymouth Rock                      5    6
Sussex, AC                         7    8
Leghorn AC                         9   10
Silkie AC                         11   12
Langshan                          13   14
Large Soft feather AOV            15   16
SOFT FEATHER BANTAM
Australorp                        17   18
Langshan                          19   20
Wyandotte AC                      21   22
Rhode Island Red                  23   24
Leghorn                           25   26
Pekin                             27   28
Ancona                            29   30
Bantam soft feather AOV           31   32
(please state breed & colour)

HARD FEATHER LARGE
Indian Game AC                    33   34
Australian Game AC                35   36
Pit Game                          37   38
Old English Game – Black Red      39   40
Old English Game – Blue Red       41   42
Old English Game AOC              43   44
Hardfeather Large AOV             45   46
(please state breed and colour)

HARD FEATHER BANTAM
Indian Game AC                    47   48
Australian Game AC                49   50
Pit Game                          51   52
Modern Game Pile                  53   54
Modern Game Black Red             55   56
Modern Game AOC                   57   58
Old English Game Black Red LL     59   60
Old English Game Black Red DL     61   62
Old English Game AOC              63   64
Old English Game AOV              65   66
Hard feather AOV                  67   68
(Please state breed and colour)

WATERFOWL
Muscovey                          69   70
Indian Runner – white             71   72
Pekin                             73   74
Bantam waterfowl                  75   76
Campbell AC                       77   78
Waterfowl AOV                     79   80
FARM YARD FOWL                          81      82
(Not eligible for best bird)

JUNIOR EXHIBITOR                        83      84
(not eligible for best bird)

CHAMPION BIRD OF SHOW
RESERVE CHAMPION BIRD OF SHOW
BEST JUNIOR EXHIBITOR


PIGEONS ON PARADE
There will be a “Fancy Pigeons on Parade” Section at the Foster Show in 2009.

Please Ring Secretary, Meg Knight on 03 5682 1378 for schedule and entry forms.

The John Davies Memorial Trophy
For the exhibitor gaining the most points in Section N.
2 points for first, 1 point for 2nd

SECTION N – GARDEN & FARM PRODUCE
Entry fee:            50c, 25c Members
Prizes:               1st $2, First & Second cards
Start:                To be judged at 9.00 am
Note: All vegetables to be shown with tops & stems (approx 10cm)
All fruit to have stems & be unpolished
Please attach name tag if variety known
All entries to be delivered to Exhibit Shed between 7.30am & 9.00 am on Show Day
Shed closes at 9.00 am for judging

CLASS
1. Collection of vegetables limited to 6 distinct varieties, quantities as per schedule
2. Collection of organic vegetables
3. 12 pods green peas
4. 12 green beans
5. 12 climbing beans
6. 3 carrots
7. 3 parsnips
8. 3 red beet
9. 2 green cucumbers
10. 2 apple cucumbers
11. 1 lettuce
12. 6 radishes
13. 3 green peppers
14. 3 green tomatoes
15. 3 red tomatoes
16. 3 brown onions
17. 3 garlic
18. 6 stalks silver beet
19. 3 cobs sweet corn
20. 3 button squash
21. 3 zucchini less than 23 cm
22. Best table pumpkin
23. Biggest pumpkin
24. 5 potatoes, any variety
25.   Collection of herbs/edible flowers
26.   Basket of fruit, min 3 varieties
27.   6 stalks rhubarb
28.   3 lemons
29.   3 dessert pears
30.   3 apples, any one variety
31.   3 nectarines
32.   3 passionfruit
33.   6 strawberries
34.   12 brown hen eggs
35.   12 white hen eggs
36.   12 bantam eggs

CHILDREN’S SECTION – SCHOOL ENTRIES
37. Collection of vegetables with at least 3 different varieties PLUS a recipe with at least one of the vegetables as an
    ingredient
38. Collection of organic vegetables with at least 3 different varieties PLUS a recipe with at least one of the
    vegetables as an ingredient
39. Collection of herbs/edible flowers
40. A harvest basket of vegetables AND fruit with at least 3 different varieties
41. Collection of fruit with at least 3 different varieties
42. MOST CREATIVE SCARECROW – A scarecrow suitable for a vegetable garden to be made by a school class
    OR all the family members. One entry per class or family.

CHILDREN’S SECTION- INDIVIDUAL
43. 12 pods green peas
44. 12 green beans
45. 1 lettuce
46. 3 carrots
47. 5 potatoes

FARM
Sponsored by Feed Test
First Prize 2 rolls silage wrap, 2nd prize $50
Entry to the Secretary by January 8, 2009
Maximum of 15 entries
48. 3 heaviest fodder turnips
49. Pasture silage to be quality tested by the Show Society

The Mary McDonald Memorial Trophy
For the exhibitor gaining the most points in Sections O,P,Q,R,S & T
(Excluding children’s classes)
2 points for first, 1 point for 2nd

SECTION O – HOME PRODUCE
Entry fee: 50c, 25c Members
Prizes:      1st $2, First & Second cards
Start:       To be judged at 9.00 am
Note: All entries to be delivered to Exhibit Shed between 7.30am & 9.00 am on Show Day
Entries MUST be in clear bags
Shed closes at 9.00 am for judging

CLASS
1. Handmade bread approx 1 kg
2. Machine made bread approx 1 kg
3. 4 sweet muffins
4.    4 savoury muffins
5.    6 plain scones
6.    6 fruit scones
7.    6 savoury scones
8.    Nut and/or fruit loaf
9.    6 sausage rolls
10.   6 lamingtons
11.   6 small apple cakes
12.   6 Anzacs
13.   6 shortbread
14.   6 yo-yos
15.   Slice baked, 6 pieces
16.   Slice unbaked, 6 pieces
17.   Chocolate cake, iced
18.   Carrot cake,iced
19.   Orange cake, iced
20.   Mud cake,iced
21.   Plain sponge sandwich, unfilled
22.   Swiss roll (do not cut ends)
23.   Boiled fruit cake
24.   Cheesecake, baked
25.   Cheesecake, unbaked
26.   Afternoon tea tray for 2 ladies
27.   Place of confectionary, 6 pieces
28.   Decorated gingerbread

CHILDREN’S SECTION
Under 14 years
29. 4 savoury muffins
30. 4 fruit muffins
31. Carrot cake
32. Plate 6 biscuits, any variety
33. 3 gingerbread men

34. VAS SUNBEAM FOODS COMPETITION
     RICH FRUIT CAKE
     First prize $15
     Regulations from Secretary
The following recipe is compulsory for all entrants.
Ingredients for Rich Fruit Cake
250g sultanas
250g chopped raisins
250g currants
125g chopped mixed peel
90g chopped red glace cherries
90g chopped blanched almonds
1/3 cup sherry or brandy
250g plain flour
60g self raising flour
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
250g butter
250g soft brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon lemon essence OR finely grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon almond essence
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
4 large eggs
Here's what you do:-
Mix together all the fruits and nuts and sprinkle with the sherry or brandy.
Cover and leave for at least 1 hour, but preferably overnight.
Sift together the flours and spices. Cream together the butter and sugar with the essences.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition,
then alternately add the fruit and flour mixtures. Mix thoroughly.
The mixture should be stiff enough to support a wooden spoon.
Place the mixture into a prepared tin 20 cm and bake in a slow oven for approximately 3½ - 4 hours. Allow the cake to
cool in the tin.
NOTE: To ensure uniformity and depending upon the size, it is suggested the raisins be snipped into 2 or 3 pieces,
cherries into 4 or 6 pieces and almonds crosswise into 3 or 4 pieces.

35. VAS SUNBEAM FOODS COMPETITION
     JUNIOR BOILED FRUIT CAKE
     First prize $10, Second $5
     Entrants must be under 18 yrs on Show Day
     Regulations from Secretary
The following recipe is compulsory for all entrants.
Ingredients for Boiled Fruit Cake
375g Sunbeam mixed fruit
¾ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon mixed spice
½ cup water
125g butter
½ teaspoon bicarbonate soda
½ cup sherry
2 eggs lightly beaten
2 tablespoons marmalade
1 cup self raising flour
1 cup plain flour
¼ teaspoon salt

Here's what you do:-
1. Place the Sunbeam mixed fruit, sugar, spice, water
and butter in a large saucepan and bring to the boil
2. Simmer gently for 3 minutes, then remove and allow to cool.
3. Add the bi carb, sherry, eggs and marmalade, mixing well.
4. Fold in the sifted dry ingredients then place in a greased and lined 20cm round cake tin.
5. Bake in a moderately slow oven for 1.5 hours or until cooked when tested.

SECTION P – CAKE DECORATING
Entry fee: 50c, 25c Members
Prizes:      1st $5, $3 Second
Start:       To be judged at 9.00 am
Note: All entries to be delivered to Exhibit Shed between 7.30am & 9.00 am on Show Day
Cleats MUST be on all boards
Ribbon, tulle, wire, stamens & manufactured pillars may be used BUT
manufactured glitter or ornaments not allowed
Shed closes at 9.00 am for judging

CLASS
1. Celebration Cake – no more than 2 tiers
2. Decorated Cake
3. Novelty Cake
4.   Cake decorated with chocolate
5.   Junior decorated cake – under 16 yrs
6.   Spray of flowers on board – not to exceed 30 cm. 4 types of flowers



SECTION Q – JAMS, PRESERVES & SAUCES
Entry fee: 50c, 25c Members
Prizes:      1st $2, First & Second cards
Start:       To be judged at 9.00 am
Note: All entries to be delivered to Exhibit Shed between 7.30am & 9.00 am on Show Day
Name of contents & date of making to be shown on all jars & bottles
Clear cover on ALL jars & bottles
Shed closes at 9.00 am for judging

CLASS
1. Preserved fruit, one variety
2. Apricot Jam
3. Blackberry Jam
4. Light Plum Jam
5. Dark Plum Jam
6. Raspberry jam
7. Strawberry Jam
8. Jam, any type not specified
9. Orange Marmalade
10. Grapefruit Marmalade
11. Marmalade, any type not specified
12. Collection of jams, 3 varieties, 1 jar of each
13. Lemon Butter
14. Jelly, any variety
15. Plum Sauce
16. Tomato Sauce
17. Sauce, any type not specified
18. Tomato Chutney
19. Chutney, any type not specified
20. Green Tomato Pickle
21. Pickle, any type not specified
22. Tomato Relish
23. Relish, any type not specified

HOME MADE WINE, BEER
24. White wine
25. Red wine
26. Beer – lager
27. Beer – Ale
28. Beer – Stout
29. Cider
30. Non grape white wine
31. Non grape red wine
32. Ginger Beer
33. Sparkling Wine

The Stockyard Gallery Prize for the most creative exhibit in Sections R, S and T.

SECTION R – CRAFT
Entry fee: 50c, 25c Members
Prizes:      1st $2, First & Second cards
Start:       To be judged at 9.00 am
Note: All entries to be delivered to Exhibit Shed between 7.30am & 9.00 am on Show Day
Shed closes at 9.00 am for judging

CLASS
   1.         Leatherwork
   2.         Woodwork (only wood)
   3.         Woodwork (with any other medium)
   4.         Metalwork
   5.         Handmade jewellery
   6.         T-shirt decorated in any manner including fabric paint under 14 yrs
   7.         T-shirt decorated in any manner including fabric paint under 18yrs
   8.         Wall hanging
   9.         Hand painted porcelain doll
   10.        Hand painted china
   11.        Handcrafted teddy bear, dressed
   12.        Handcrafted teddy bear, bare
   13.        Hand made soap
   14.        Beadwork
   15.        Handcrafted card
   16.        Decoupage
   17.        Scrapbook page, approx 30cm X 30cm judged on a story told by a mixture of photos, decorations and
              artwork under 16 years
    18.       Scrapbook page – Open – approx 30cm by 30cm judged on a story told by a mixture of photos,
              decorations and artwork
    19.       Pair of jeans decorated in any manner under 14 years
    20.       Pair of jeans decorated in any manner under 18 years
    21.       Item of ceramics – a plate
    22.       Item of ceramics – a vase
    23.       Any other item of ceramics
    24.       Any other hobby not listed

BEST CRAFT ARTICLE


SECTION S – SEWING & NEEDLECRAFT
Entry fee: 50c, 25c Members
Prizes:      1st $2, First & Second cards
Start:       To be judged at 9.00 am
Note: All entries to be delivered to Exhibit Shed between 7.30am & 9.00 am on Show Day
Shed closes at 9.00 am for judging
Articles must be the work of the exhibitor and must nor have been worn/washed/drycleaned
No item in more than one section

CLASS
1. Table centre
2. Article of hand embroidery
3. Article of cross stitch
4. Machine quilted article
5. Hand quilted article
6. Smocked article
7. Garment for a lady eg dress dress or skirt or blouse
8. Baby’s dress under 18 mths material
9. Boy’s outfit
10. Girl’s outfit
11.   Any other sewn garment for a child
12.   Cushion cover, material
13.   One soft toy
14.   Set of sewn doll’s clothes
15.   Piece of tapestry, coarse
16.   Piece of tapestry, long stitch
17.   Creative embroidery
18.   Counted thread embroidery
19.   Patchwork bedspread
20.   Any other patchwork article
21.   Article with machine appliqué
22.   Article with hand sewn appliqué
23.   An article of ribbon work
24.   Any article not listed

BEST SEWN ARTICLE

VAS STATE SEWING COMPETION
This competition is generously sponsored by Spotlight.
25. Garment/outfit of wearing apparel (maximum 3 pieces). The garment/outfit to be made by exhibitor. Sewn by
    machine. May be hand finished. Accessories such as scarves, stoles, shawls, gloves etc are not acceptable.
    Knitted/crocheted articles not acceptable.

VAS STATE PATCHWORK COMPETITION
This competition is generously sponsored by Spotlight.
26. A piece of patchwork not more than 1 metre on any one side, machine pieced and machine quilted. Only finished
    articles will be accepted.

VAS HAND EMBROIDERY COMPETITION
This competition is generously sponsored by Spotlight.
26. An article of hand embroidery, any type, excluding cross stitch.

VAS regulations available from Secretary.


SECTION T – CROCHET & KNITTING
Entry fee: 50c, 25c Members
Prizes:      1st $2, First & Second cards
Start:       To be judged at 9.00 am
Note: All entries to be delivered to Exhibit Shed between 7.30am & 9.00 am on Show Day
Shed closes at 9.00 am for judging
Knitted garments may have been washed but not worn.
All classes are hand knitted except where specified.

CLASS
1. Knitted/crocheted knee rug
2. Baby’s knitted garment (flat seams)
3. An item of baby’s accessories, knitted or crocheted eg bonnet, booties
4. Lady’s knitted jumper of cardigan
5. Lady’s knitted fancy stitch jumper or cardigan
6. Man’s knitted cardigan or pullover
7. Knitted scarf
8. Knitted hat
9. Knitted/crocheted shawl/stole
10. Any other knitted accessory
11. Knitted toy
12.   Knitted character doll
13.   Any crocheted article not otherwise specified
14.   Child’s knitted jumper or cardigan
15.   Knitted tea cosy
16.   Set of knitted doll’s clothes
17.   Set of crocheted doll’s clothes
18.   Any handspun knitted garment
19.   Any handspun knitted accessory
20.   Any handspun woven article
21.   Any handspun machine knitted garment
22.   Any handspun machine knitted accessory
23.   Handspun skein of alpaca fleece (25gm minimum)
24.   Any garment of 100% alpaca wool
25.   Any accessory of 100% alpaca wool

BEST HANDKNITTED ARTICLE
BEST CROCHETED ARTICLE
BEST HANDSPUN KNITTED ARTICLE
BEST HANDSPUN MACHINE KNITTED ARTICLE

VAS KNITTING/CROCHET COMPETITION
This competition is generously sponsored by Spotlight.
26. Handknitted jumper or cardigan made from Pure New Wool/Wool Blend of any ply. Must have attached label from
    wool used or label/receipt from woollen mill. All work to have been completed within the last 12 months.
27. Crocheted article made from pure wool/wool blend of any ply.

      VAS regulations available from Secretary.


SECTION U – DAHLIAS
Entry fee: 50c, 25c Members
Prizes:      1st $2, First & Second cards
Start:       To be judged at 9.00 am
Note: All entries to be delivered to Exhibit Shed between 7.30am & 9.00 am on Show Day
ENTRIES CLOSE for this section Thursday 26 February 2009
Shed closes at 9.00 am for judging

Definitions:
AOV          Any other variety
CVA          Colour variation allowed
Container: Any vessel which holds water & must not have less than 3 stems
Metric Dahlia Classification
Giant        Over 260mm
Large        210mm – 260mm
Medium       160mm -210mm
Small        120mm – 160mm
Miniature Under 120mm
Pompone Under 50mm
Collerette Under 160mm
Water Lily Under 160mm

CLASS
1. One large decorative or giant
2. One medium decorative
3. One small decorative
4. 3 small decorative, CVA
5.    One miniature decorative dahlia
6.    3 miniature decorative in container, distinct variety
7.    One small informal decorative
8.    One exhibition
9.    One large cactus or giant
10.   One medium cactus
11.   One small cactus
12.   3 small cactus, distinct variety in one container
13.   One miniature cactus
14.   3 miniature cactus in one container, CVA
15.   6 miniature cactus CVA in one container
16.   3 cactus, any shade, in one container
17.   One ball dahlia miniature or small
18.   One Water Lily
19.   Pompone, 6 blooms in one container CVA
20.   3 Pompones, distinct varieties
21.   One collerette dahlia
22.   One anemone dahlia
23.   One fimbriated dahlia
24.   One dahlia AOV
25.   A container of mixed dahlias, any number of stems, each bloom to be clearly visible
26.   A container of dahlias, any one variety, any number of stems, each bloom to be clearly visible

NOVICE SECTION
Not to have won First Prize in this section at any Show
27. A container of mixed dahlias, any number of stems, each bloom to be clearly visible
28. A container of dahlias, any one variety, any number of stems, each bloom to be clearly visible
29. One dahlia any type over 160mm
30. One dahlia any type under 160mm

BEST DAHLIA IN SHOW
BEST EXHIBIT IN A CONTAINER FROM SECTION R – DAHLIAS &
SECTION S – CUT FLOWERS & POTPLANTS

New column please
SECTION V – CUT FLOWERS & POTPLANTS
Entry fee: 50c, 25c Members
Prizes:      1st $2, First & Second cards
Start:       To be judged at 9.00 am
Note: All entries to be delivered to Exhibit Shed between 7.30am & 9.00 am on Show Day
ENTRIES CLOSE for this section Thursday 26 February 2009
POTPLANTS must have been owned by exhibitor for minimum 3 months
Shed closes at 9.00 am for judging

Definitions:
CVA          Colour variation allowed
Container: Any vessel which holds water and must not have less than 3 stems
SS           Shown singly
HT           Hybrid Tea
CLASS
1. Three gladioli, distinct varieties
2. Two gladioli, any shade
3. One gladiolus
4. One Rose HT
5. One full blown rose HT
6. Three roses, distinct varieties, SS, HT
7.    Two roses, one variety, SS
8.    One stem floribunda roses
9.    Container of roses, at least 3 stems, CVA
10.   One stem miniature roses
11.   One Rose, bi-colour
12.   One stem roses (shrub, climber or rambler)
13.   Three stages of a rose in one container (bud, hair bloom and full bloom)

BEST ROSE IN SHOW

14.   Container of 3 petunias CVA
15.   Container of 3 pansies
16.   Three geraniums CVA in one container
17.   Three pelargoniums CVA in one container
18.   Three fuschias, flower only, CVA, in one container
19.   Container of hydrangeas
20.   Three containers of cut flowers, distinct kinds
21.   One container mixed annuals
22.   One container mixed perennials
23.   One container flowering shrub, one variety
24.   Three flowering shrubs or trees, distinct kinds, SS
25.   Flower not otherwise mentioned one stem
26.   Container of flowering natives
27.   Container of foliage – min 3 kinds
28.   Something of horticultural interest
29.   Indoor foliage pot plant
30.   Pot plant in bloom 1 or more plants
31.   Fern, one or more plants
32.   Cactus or succulent in pot, 1 or more
33.   Hanging basket, one or more plants

BEST EXHIBIT IN A CONTAINER FROM SECTION R –DAHLIAS &
SECTION S – CUT FLOWERS & POT PLANTS


SECTION W – FLORAL ART
Entry fee: 50c, 25c Members
Prizes:      1st $5, First & Second cards
Start:       To be judged at 9.00 am
Note: All entries to be delivered to Pavilion between 7.30am & 9.00 am on Show Day
Foreign foliage allowed in container
Pavilion closes at 9.00 am for judging

CLASS – NOVICE
1. Petite arrangement no more than 23 cm in height or width but should be over 10cm
2. Dried arrangement, driftwood/flowers
3. Arrangement depicting Show Day
CLASS – OPEN
4. Arrangement featuring layering, looping, plaiting or pleating
5. Designs without flowers
6. A cascade design
7. An Italian mass design
8. A pave arrangement/design in a flat container or more than one which suggests a tapestry or carpet and not more
    than a few cm high. Mostly horticultural material.
9. Design featuring dahlias
10. A harvest basket from one’s own garden and may include vegetables or fruit
11.   A contemporary design. May include embellishments.
12.   Petite design. No more than 23cm in height or width but should be over 10cm
13.   Posy or Tussie Mussie. Suitable for a patient in hospital and staged in water.
14.   Design featuring a structure.

BEST FLORAL ART EXHIBIT


SECTION X – PHOTOGRAPHY
Stewards: Foster Photography Club
Entry fee: 50c, 25c Members
Prizes:       1st $5, First & Second cards
Start:        To be judged at 9.00 am
All entries to accompany entry form and be received by 23 February 2009.
Entries may be left at Cleasbys, Main Street, Foster
Limit of 3 exhibits per person per class
Prints must be mounted but NOT framed
Label back of all prints with name and Section and Class Nos.
Juniors include age in classes 1 – 8

CLASS – AMATEUR ONLY
Snapshots 10cm by 15cm ONLY
Single images which are recorded & printed as seen through the viewfinder regardless of the type of camera
used.
No modified or manipulated images accepted in these classes
1. Landscape
2. Seascape
3. Child/Children
4. Flowers
5. Streetscape
6. At work
7. Animals
8. Open
Foster Photography Club will provide a $5 prize for the best junior (16 yrs & under in each class 1 – 8)

CLASS – OPEN
Large prints 12.5 by 17.5cm & over
Single images which are recorded & printed as seen through the viewfinder regardless of the type of camera
used.
No modified or manipulated images accepted in these classes.
9. Portrait
10. Action
11. Animals
12. Still Life
13. Black & White
14. Landscape
15. Seascape
16. Open

CLASS - OPEN
Any size
17 Most creative digitally altered photo

CLASS - AMATEUR
18 Most creative digitally altered photo
19 Most creative photo used as screen saver for mobile phone
20 Most creative photo taken using a mobile phone


SECTION Y – CHILDREN
To be delivered to the Pavilion before 4 pm on Friday 27th or up to 8am on morning of Show.
One entry per child in each category.
Age is on day of Show.
All entries must be individual unless otherwise stated.
Please tape entrant’s name and title of work on the BACK of the entry.
ENTRY FREE
Each entrant receives a certificate.
Prize Money:         $2 First prize

CLASS - CRAFT
1. Most creative construction made with waste materials (must include an egg carton) under 8 yrs
2. Most creative construction made with waste materials (must include an egg carton) under 12 yrs
3. Novelty placemat under 8 yrs
4. Novelty placemat under 12 yrs
For sections 5 -7 you must be able to see and BREATHE in the mask
5. Most creative mask, Prep, Years 1 & 2
6. Most creative mask, Years 3 & 4
7. Most creative mask Years 5 & 6
8. One craft article – boys under 14 yrs
9. One craft article – girls under 14 yrs
10. Collage of mixed media using natural flora – A3 size- Prep to Year 4

CLASS – PRE SCHOOL ART
11. Original painting - All work on A4 or A3 sized medium. Prizes awarded to judges’ choice only
12 Craft article
13. Construction of “Australian Fauna” – all the children in the Pre School group to help. One entry per year group
    per Pre school.

CLASS – PRIMARY SCHOOL ART
No frames please
All work on A4 or A3 sized medium
Prizes awarded to judges’ choice only.

14.   Original painting, Prep, Years 1 & 2
15.   Original Painting, Years 3 & 4
16.   Original Painting Years 5 & 6
17.   Computer graphic design – Book Title page Years 5 & 6
18.   Best handwritten verse, up to 10 lines, Years 3 & 4
19.   Best handwritten letter or illustrated page of work Years 5 & 6

CLASS – SECONDARY SCHOOL ART
20. Original painting Years 7 & 8
21. Original painting Years 9 & 10
22. Original painting Years 11 & 12
23. Computer graphic design for a label/package for a supermarket product (max A3 size) Years 7 & 8
24. Computer graphic design for a label/package for a supermarket product (max A3 size) Years 9 & 10

CLASS – FLORAL ART
25. Novelty arrangement with vegetables, horticultural matter only, Prep, Years 1 & 2
26. Novelty arrangement with vegetables, horticultural matter only, Years 3 & 4
27. Novelty arrangement with vegetables, horticultural matter only, Years 5 & 6
28. Creative use of plants to make a display. May include a few non horticultural objects – Group entry.
29. Miniature vase of flowers under 7 years
30. Table arrangement with a candle under 14 years.

BEST EXHIBIT IN CRAFT CONSTRUCTION
MOST CREATIVE MASK
BEST EXHIBIT OF A NOVELTY ARRANGEMENT
BEST PAINTING PRIMARY LEVEL
BEST PAINTING SECONDARY LEVEL
BEST COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN SECONDARY LEVEL


SECTION Z – NEW INVENTIONS
ENTRY FREE.
Each invention entered in classes 1- 8 MUST be the bona fide work of the exhibitor.
For Classes 9 – 10 each member of the family must have contributed to the invention.
A one page (A4 size) explanation of the invention must accompany each entry.
Size of invention (L x W x H) must be stated on entry form.
Inventions must be delivered to Pavilion by 5pm on Friday 27th February.
First Prize in each class $10, Second $5.

1.    An invention which is useful in the home Under 14 years
2.    An invention which is useful in the home Under 18 years
3.    An invention which is useful in a rural industry under 14 years
4.    An invention which is useful in a rural industry under 18 years
5.    An invention which helps the natural environment under 14 years
6.    An invention which helps the natural environment under 18 years
7.    Any other invention under 14 years
8.    Any other invention under 18 years
9.    An invention which is useful when camping – Family entry
10.   An invention which conserves water – Family entry


                           VICTORIAN SHEAF TOSSING ASSOCIATION BRANCH
                                                      Invites you

                                       to the Foster & District Agricultural Show
                                        SHEAF TOSSING COMPETITION

                                       SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28TH 2009
                                          STARTING TIME 12 NOON

NO Entry fee.            Competitors to pay gate entry fee only.


1.      O’CONNELL MOTORS NOVICE TOSS
        First $50 and Sash
        Second $30 and Sash
        Third $20 and Sash
        Fourth $20 and Sash


2.      EXCHANGE HOTEL OPEN HANDICAP TOSS
        First $100 and Sash
        Second $75 and Sash
        Third $40 and Sash
        Fourth $25 and Sash
3.     LANDMARK SOUTH GIPPSLAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOSS
       Champion $80 and Sash
       Runner Up $40 and Sash


If you have any enquiries please contact John Sagasser on 03 5682 2321



DOG HIGH JUMP
SPONSORED BY LANDMARK, FOSTER
And PAL Meaty Bites
Entry fee: $2
Entries:   To Secretary’s Office on day of Show
Start:     12 NOON
Prizes:    First $25 & dog food
           Second $15 & dog food
           Third $10

Note:       Entrants may only jump in one class
Winner of each section is eligible to compete at the State Finals -
Royal Melbourne Show 2009.

CLASS
1. Under 50 cms
2. 50cm & under 60 cm
3. Over 60cm
4. Novice


DOG PARADE

ENTRY FREE
ENTRIES taken at Secretary’s Office to 2 pm
Start:    2.30 pm near netball courts
Stewards: Ros Bryan & Margaret Haycroft
Prizes:   $5 first, $2 second

CLASS – CHILDREN’S SECTION
Under 16 years

1.   Dog with the waggiest tail
2.   Dog with the best trick
3.   Fancy dress – dog and handler
4.   Champion chewer – big dog
5.   Champion chewer – little dog

CLASS – OPEN
6. Champion Dog Exhibit
Judged on grooming, health, obedience and
Handler’s ability.

WOODCHOPPING
Note:
Events cut under AAA rules
Whites must be worn
Axemen compete at their own risk

Steward: Sth & Central Gippsland Axemen’s Association Inc

Enquiries: Neville Cook Phone 03 5145 1501


1.   Novice Underhand
2.   Novice Standing Block
3.   250mm Standing Block
4.   300mm Standing Block
5.   Open Underhand



COMPETITIONS

KNITTING NANCY COMPETITION
FREE ENTRY
Under 13 years

Where:         Main Pavilion
When:          11.15 am
Entry:         Entries to Secretary’s Office on day of Show
Prize:         $5 First, $2 second

Rules:
Knitting Nancy will be started
Contestants have 10 minutes to complete a length of knitting
Longest knitting wins.

SPEED KNITTING COMPETITION
FREE ENTRY

Where:      Main Pavilion
When:       11.30 am
Entry:      Entries to Secretary’s Office on day of Show
Prize:      $5 First, $2 second
Equipment supplied by Cleasby’s of Foster

Rules:

Contestant will be issued with a pair of 4mm knitting
Needles & 8 ply wool
They will be required to cast on 35 stitches
And purl the first row
Competition then starts at the sound of the whistle
Contestants knit in stocking stitch for 10 minutes
Exactly
At the end of 10 minutes the whistle is blown again.
The number of rows completed and the stitches
Knitted are counted to determine the winner.
SHOW GIRL & MASTER TOT
Sponsored by Foster Pharmacy
Where:      On decorated platform by Exhibit Shed
When:       11.30 am
Entry:      Entries to Secretary’s Office on day of Show BY 11 am
Steward:    Linda Heywood
Prizes:     Trophies and a sash to winners.
            A participant ribbon for all entrants

1.   Miss Petite, 3yrs & Under 8 years
2.   Miss Junior, 8yrs to 12 years
3.   Miss Teenager 13 years – 15 yrs
4.   Master Tot, 3yrs & under 8 yrs


HAYBALE OBSTACLE COURSE

Where:        in front of grandstand
When:         After Grand Parade, about 2.30 pm
Entry:        Entries to Secretary’s Office on day of Show
Prize:        $8 First, $4 second

1.   Junior girls pair under 16 years
2.   Open Women’s Pair
3.   Junior Boy’s Pair under 16 years
4.   Open Men’s Pair
5.   Family – one adult & up to 3 children under 14 yrs


                                   VAS LTD – RURAL AMBASSADOR AWARDS

1. RURAL AMBASSADOR AWARD (for Contestants aged 20 – 30 years)
Prize: $50 and Certificate. Sponsored by Toora & District Bendigo Community Bank

Aims of the Rural Ambassador Award:
     To highlight the talent, creativity and ingenuity of young rural Victorians and in doing so encourage entrants
         to be role models across local communities
     To encourage and reward enthusiastic, skillful and industrious young people living or having an involvement
         in rural environments.
     To assist all entrants through their participation to develop strong communication and leadership qualities
     Enable the applicant to gain greater proficiency in their chosen field and also to develop the applicant’s
         stature and reputation in that chosen field.
Entry:
Entrants must:

        To enter phone Secretary, Mrs Megan Knight on 03 5682 1378 or email mkn40425@bigpond.net.au for entry
         forms
        Complete the official entry form and forward to the Show Secretary, Mrs Megan Knight, PO Box 150, Foster
         3960 by Monday February 16, 2009.
        Provide information indicating their reason for applying for entry together with a curriculum vitae, indicating
         work experience, community participation and agricultural and Show involvement if applicable

Note:         Foster Show Winner will go on to Regional and State Finals.
              Winner at State Level will win $8,000 - $2,000 cash and $6,000 towards educational expenses.
2. JUNIOR SHOW AMBASSADOR (For Contestants 16 – 19 years)
Prize: $25 and Lapel Badge. Sponsored by Toora & District Bendigo Community Bank

Aims of the Junior Show Ambassador
        To give young people a chance to take part in a competition whilst still residing in their local district.
        To be part of a local show and therefore highlighting the importance of Shows.
        To meet new people from all age groups with the same interests.
How to Enter:
    To enter phone Secretary, Mrs Megan Knight on 03 5682 1378 or email mkn40425@bigpond.net.au for entry
        forms
    Complete the entry form and forward it together with your resume to the Show Secretary, Mrs Megan Knight,
        PO Box 150, Foster 3960 by Monday February 16, 2009.
    Come along as requested by the Show Society for judging by 2 Judges which will be a semi formal interview
        in which you will be asked questions about yourself and assessed against the judging criteria.
    Winner at the Foster Show will go onto represent Foster & District Agricultural Society at the Regional Final.

				
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