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Prflßont— Mr J. C. N. Grlgg. V/ce-Pre Bidoiits— Meeara R. Millar, -R; Friedlander, W, J.Siloock, 0. Reid, J. Tuoker, Committee— Messrs T. T*olloolr, . D. Thom»»B, M. Stitt, A. McFarhne, P. Williams, T. E. Upton, A. Orr. D. McKsndry, J. Sm*ll, D. Osmeron, G. Jsmseoo, D. Butterick, P. Walker, J, S. Itestell, 2<\ Oookaon, J, Bonlf.:nt, D. Williamson, J. Lloyd, J. Shearer, D. Oliver, D. H Scoraton, W. O. Walker, 0. Q. H*wJod, L. Whito, W. Lytteltoa, W. Straohau, W. R, Clarke, 0. J. Hi.'oor, 8. S, Chapman, D. Brick, G. W. Laadley, H. Oallen, T, Tayhir, J. Gilraour, M. Friadjaoder, J. WhKhel), O. Lamb, J. Strlogfellow, J. H. Dent, A. Dawaon, W. Sutherland, . Jjueph. Hunt, J. W. Sawle, R. Mclntyre, S.Ffledlander, T. Morland, Treasurer— Mr Dj Thomas SeoreUey .— -Mr J. J. 0. Qia'ne. Tho eleventh annual Show of atook and Implemaut*, endsr tho auspices of the Aahbartoa Agrloulture and Pastoral Association wbb held at the grounds of the County Saleyards Company to-day. The weather was dull and there w»b a very good attandanoe of the public. The Ashburton Band was on the ground and at intervals during the day played selections of music Mrs Batler and Mr Kelly had. the Pablioins' booth and Mr 0. 'D*rli supplied light refreshments. The Bhow was perhaps the most auooesfnl ever held m Aahburton. The total nambera of entries was largely In exo3ss of that .of any former years^ and taken all ronad, the quality o? lha exhibits was first olas*. Thd folloaring table showing the numbar of entries la each eeotloa for sevardi years p3at will probably be of* interest, aa It will be enable a comparison to ba made of the n amber entered In each clans this year as against thoseior previous showB :—

The moat notioeable feature of this years entries was the large increase that had taken place In hcraes, tbe unmber entered being 381, irale op as follows:-. Draught 75, blood 7, carriage 37, hunters 5,. hfickneyo 41, ponies 12. Sheep, though an increaoe on lart year, show a falling off, whea an average for all the shows is taken. Cattle show a great falling off, bat pigs implements and dairy prod ace are increased and swell the total. Subjoined are descriptions of tbe various ol&BBea, co far as it was possible to I get them ready for thia. evening's issue, acd also as maoh of the pr'za list as was obtainable before we went to press :— HORSES. The show of horses was the largest and best ever brought together In the Associa* tlon'a Yards the number of enttles m all claesas numbering no less than 181, Of draught entires there was a grend ring of seven which we will cotioa iv the order m which, their names appear on the catalogue.. Theße were Conqueror, by Lord Salisbury, a Dunedin-bred horse a rich bright bay 4 yearf, standing 16 hands and showing good bone and hair, (his brother took first prize at Timaru) ; Dlplomecy, by Lord BapocsfieiS, 17 bands, 4 years, a very handsome bright bay, splendidly feathered, and showing great bone and substance— noticeable as being very smartly got op for tbe eaoasion his mane being a perfect network of colored wools. He was bred m the district by Mr John Grigg of Longbeaoh. Aooh* more, another 4 year old decenJant of Lord Salisbury, (reoenty brought into thfi district by Mr K. Gawp) a dappled bay, 16 hands and an inch, with fine forehand, .head and neck ; Kelvin well-know m the prize ring, a bright bay, with good barrel and splendid orest, Pateley Jook, by I Prince Royal, brad by Mr John Gilmour, Seafiald, a compact jat blaok horse standing an inch and a half batter than sixteen hands ; Quality Jock, by Pride of Sootland, bred by Mr Mcc of Oamaro, recently brought Into the di'trlpt by Mr Mao* donald and the property of Mr Daniel Brlok, an bo live 4 ye« old, within a fraction of 17 hands, of good color, brown with a suspicion of roan, well robbed op but rather light m the barrel, and Van* qulaher by Young Vanquisher, a rioh bay, 16 3. of great, bone and substance, bat a trifle bourse m tbe head.: The judging of this section waa a matter of oureful consideration for the Judges who took great pains m making their a«? ard. The three first drawn out for honors were Diplomacy, Kelvin, and Vanquisher, and after a very careful examination, Diplo* macy was awarded the red tloket, Kelvin aecoud. Vanqa'Bher hlyhly commended. Dlplomaoy last year took first at Ashbnr> ton as a 3 year old, and Vanquisher was placed second, their places being reversed at Christen arch. In Olsbs 55 mare m foal or with foal at foot, three (out of four ' entered) made their appearance. These were Mr T. Taylor's Molly, m foal to Clansman, Mr John Small's, Mill Palmer, by Lord Salisbury, and Messrs Clark £rps, Bloss, with foal by Young Hero, After oareful Inspection there was some difference of qnlnlqn amqog ing judges In reepeot Jto th« mire Miss P«!mer which was, however, eventually pat on one side, Mr Taylor's Molly, being plaoed first, and Messrs Olark Broa Blobs, eeoond. In mares with two of their progeby, Bloat again made her appear* anoe with 3 yearold filly Flower, and 2 year old colt Banker, her competitor being Mr John Small's Larnell, with 4 year old Diamond, and 2 year old Violet, both by Kelvin, The latter secured toe. red ticket, Messrs Clarke Brrs, eeaorid,— la dry mares, of eight entries five pas m an appearance ; a very good lot, among ! them Mr John Giimour's Bmpress being notlcoable'as a very handsome mare, with splendid top, but showing rather maoh d ayll^ht under her. Mr Sanll's Diamond, by Kelvin, a very compact, usefal mare, ahoning a good deal of reaerob.'anoe to e^ Suffolk PuDch, and the same exhibitor's Fanny, by Sir Colin, a grand dhss.tndt, with fine action, and Messrs Clarke "Bros, fine ohesthat mate Marchtoness ali'o found many admirers. After much consumption the judges gave the red ticket to Diamond, Fanny second, Empress highly com* mended. Two very handson)a three* year old fillies faotfd the jtidgei/'Ghai'merj by O&left'ain/ acid Counteer, by Kflvln,' both Mr John Gilmout's property. Charmer »as awarded fi st honors, Ooaa< tesß seaond. Of two-year old fillies, there .was a very pretty ring of five, all good| 'Mr Grigs ibowlog one by Lord^saqoqi^

field, Mr White a daughter of Kelvin, Mr Small another Kelvin filly, and one Vy ' Young Banker, and Mr I M.Thompßcn a daughter of Strathmore. Mr GrlggV axhibit was placed first, Mr White's second, Mr Small's Darling commended. Mr P. O'Oonntll's special prfze of a horee cover for best two-year old colt or filly followed the award.

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ASHBURTOH A. AND P. SHOW., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1886, 2 November 1888

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