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President's Message 2019

On behalf of our committee, I would like to extend a warm welcome to the 76th Mt Benger A&P Show. Since joining the Committee six years ago, I’ve watched this show grow from strength to strength, with the addition of the Ringside Lounge, moving to a new venue, hosting the 2015 Cavalcade, co-hosting  The 2016 Young Farmers Regional Finals, and ensuring the ‘Show n’ Shine’ Classic Car Show continues by bringing it

into our fold after the closure of the Roxburgh Rotary Club.  It’s taken a dedicated and motivated team to ensure that we consistently provide a top notch show.


This year is no different. We are continuing on with our two-day show, with Showjumping having proved popular on the Friday. Saturday offers your traditional stroll through the trade sites, with lots still happening in the Horse Ring, and, of course, our free entertainment for the children.  This year we have managed to secure even more free entertainment, with the help of grants from our local Thrift Shop and Community Board. I’d like to thank them for their generosity!


I’d also like to thank all our sponsors, for without them, it truly would not be possible to put this show on! I encourage you all to support these sponsors, as many are local businesses that are regularly approached for sponsorship within the community.  I’d also like to thank all the trade sites, some of you have traveled from as far as Dunedin, Wanaka and Invercargill, and we do appreciate your continuous support in helping us provide a great variety for our guests to peruse. 


I am saving my last and biggest thank you to the Mt Benger A&P Society Committee and helpers. Many of you have put many hours into ensuring your section of the show runs smoothly.  Our committee are all volunteers, with representation from all sectors within our community. We can all be proud of this annual event that draws our community together and welcomes visitors into our special part of Central Otago.


Have a great day and enjoy the 76th Mt Benger A&P Show!


Holly Pemberton

Office Bearers

President   Holly Pemberton

Vice President   tbc

Treasurer   Sue Beel  

Secretary   Dinah Wales

Section Marshalls

Ring Marshall   Alan Frame 

Ground Marshall   Ken Bain, Richard Michelle  

Equestrian    Judith Speden, Jo Wales, Charmaine Michelle,

                          Sally Taylor

Gift Lambs    Alan Turner & Jeremy Wales

Pavilion   Sarah MacDougall & Alan Turner

Sheep  Cameron McNeish & Rob McQueen  

Wool   Roger Skevington & Karen Edwards

Trade Exhibits   Tara Dwyer

Bar   Mark Reid

Sponsorship   Dinah Wales

Entertainment   Holly Pemberton

Announcers  TBC

 Honorary Life Members

Bill Bain, Mervyn Kinaston, Jo Wales, Ken Bain, 

Lyn Owens & Sue Beel