GALLERY: Heytesbury shows its happy face

IF success is based on smiles than Saturday’s Heytesbury Show was better than ever, according to the event’s secretary Libby Van Donk.

“The whole feel of the crowd and the excitement with kids was positive. Success to me is people saying what a wonderful day they had,” Mrs Van Donk said.

Although a final tally of numbers is not yet complete, Mrs Van Donk said there were increases in several areas.

“There was a definite increase in the number of exhibitors and in the horse, cattle and the sheep (categories) there were more entries than expected,” she said. 

Photograph entries in the craft pavilion were also up on previous years.

There was a record-breaking performance in the Heytesbury dog jump, in which winner Fly achieved a personal best. 

“We’d never seen one jump that high at Heytesbury Show before. Fly by name, fly by nature,” Mrs Van Donk said.

She said the beyondblue truck pull was a crowd-pleaser, the Heytesbury Stockfeeds entry securing first place.

“It was very entertaining and there were lots of laughs.

“There are a lot of people to thank for making the show a great day.”

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