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A. and P. Association.

A meeting of the Committee of the Agricultural and Pastoral Association was held yeaterday afternoon in the Arcade Chambers. There was a good attendance, and Mr D. Thomas, President, occupied the chair. NEW MEMBERS. Messrs F. Flavell, W. Wills, W. Langdon and J. Williams were admitted members of the Association. HORSE PARADE. The question of holding the annual horse parade was discussed. The matter of fixing the' date" of the parade was remitted to the following Committee, who were also entrusted with making the necessary arrangements for the parade :—Messrs J. 0. K. Grigg, M. Stitt, R. Millar, C. Reid, T, Langley, and D. McKendry. ANNUAL SHOW. The Committee tfxod the 31st of October as the date of the annual show, instructing the Secretary to apprise the Timaru, Leeston, and Rangiora. Associations of the fixture. Messrs J. CN.. Grigg,. M. Stitt, J. Bonifant, John Small, and D. McjKendry, were appointed a subcommittee to revise and arrange the prize list, and to report to a meeting of the General Committee to be held next week. ■ ■ a JUDGES. The Chairman said that nine years ag« he had brought up a motion the effect of which, been passed, would have been that the various Societies exchanged judges. For instance, Leeston may send to Ashburton a horse judge, Timaru may send two of another class, so with Rangiora, Oaniaru, arid Christchurch. It would be, of course, understood that Ashburton would reciprocate. He would move in that direction now. After some talk the motion was unanimously adopted, and the Secretary was instructed to put himself into communication on the subject with the Societies above mentioned, it being understood that 'ihe Ashburton Society paid travelling expenses of judges coming to the annual Show, if required. THOROUGHBRED STOCK. A suggestion to accept only the stud books as the authority upon the breeding of thoroughbred stock was referred to the Catalogue sub-Committee to report upon. The meeting then adjourned.

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A. and P. Association., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2490, 13 August 1890

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A. and P. Association. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2490, 13 August 1890