REMAINDER OF AWARDS
Tlie Methven A. and P. Show was brought to a successful termination yesterday afternoon. Early in the day the weather was of a threatening nature, but this did not to any great extent interfere with the attendance, which was drawn from all parts of the County, the Ashburton public being well represented. The side-shows were not so much in evidence as last year, but this was no doubt due to two other shows being held in Canterbury on'the same day. About 1 p.m. drizzling rain began to fall, but did not prevent the public from carrying out a general inspection of the)exhibits. Shortly after 4 n.m. there was a heavy shower, and many visitors sought shelter' in the marquees, or left the grounds. Tho general arrangements for the show, from a public point of view, left little to be desired, for which the president (Mr W. Morgan) and the secretary (Mr Stone) deserve to be congratulated. From a pressman's point of view, the judging took a long time to complete, and at next show a little speeding-up on the part of stewards in getting the awards sent in to the secretarial tent would be greatly appreciated by the reporters.
This year the Methven farmers appeared to specialise in fat sheep, and one of the judges went so far as to state that the "collection could not be beaten at any show in the South ' Island. This was no doubt a splendid advertisement, and it is to be hoped next year Methven will go one better find see that all the live stock pens are filled with animals that will be worthy of the same recommendation as the sheen. There beins: no grievances in regard to _the wheat question, a Ministerial visit was not necessary yesterday, hufc both the Hons. D. H. Guthrie and W. D. S. Mac Don aid sent apologies for absence in response to invitations. The latter stated that, hat would visit Mcthvnn at an early date, and spend a nieht in the district. . PRIZE-LIST. The following are the awards in addition to those published yesterday: SHEEP. Three crossbred ewea, suitable for breeding (10): *T. Dowling 1 and special and 2. J. McAnulty 3. Three halfbred ewe lambs, suitable for breeding j lambs for export purposes (8): T. I Dowling 1 and special, 'Geo. Gerard 2, ! Gerard and Murray-Aynsley 3. Three half bred two-tooth breeding ewes (6): \V. Morgan 1, W. Lock 2. Three | crossbred two-tooth breeding ewes (7) • I Geo. Gerard 2, C. Ward 3. Three crossbred breeding ewes, 4 to 8-tooth (7): Dixon Bros. 1 and special," Millar Bros. 2, J. Campbell 3. Halfbred breeding ewes (9): Gerard and MurrayAynsley 1 and special, 2, and 3. Three .merino breeding ewes (3): G. Gerard 1 and 2. Halfbred ram, breeding to be stated.- one-shear or over (3): \V. Anderson 1 and special and 2. Two Lincoln ram lambs (6): T. Dowling 1, 2. and 3. Lincoln ram, two-tooth (4): T. Dowling 1 and 2. Lincoln ram, twosJiear or over (6): T. Dowling 1 and special, Jas. Poff, sen., 2, J. Watson 3. Two Lincoln ewe lambs (6): T. Dowling il. 2, and 3. Lincoln ewe, two-tooth ) (3): T. Dowling 1 and 2. Lincoln ewe, two-shear or over (6): T. Dowling 1, H. Maginness 2, A. Drummond 3. Corriedale ram, one-shear (1): W. Anderson 1. Corriedale ram, twoshear or over (1): W. Anderson 1. Corriedale ewe, one-shear (i): AY. Anderson 1. Corriedale ewe, two-shear or over (1): W. Anderson 1. Romney ram (S) : W. Lock 1 and special, R. j. Low 2. Half-bred ram, breeding to be stated, two-shear or over (2): W. Anderson 1. HORSES. Draughts—Filly, two yehrs (4) : D. G. Wright 1 and special, J. Cochraue 2. A. J. Wilson 3. l<illy, one year (3): D. G. Wrigiit 1 and special, J. H. White 2, A. J. Wilson 3. Gelding, four years or over (2): Millar Bros. 1 and special, A. Paul 2. Gelding, three years (2): A. J. Wilson 1 and special, Jho. McLeunon 2. Gelding, two years (1): A. J. Wilson 1. Best three-horse team (3): A. J. Wilson 1 and special and 2. Brood mare, with foal at foot (6): G. Kelly 1 and special, Jas. Stewart 2, A. J. Wilson 3. Brood mare, with two of her progeny (2): D. G. Wright 1, A. .)'. Wilson 2. Pair of horses (4): A. J. Wilson 1 and special and 2, A. McKay 3. Best group of three mares or fillies (3):, D. G. Wright 1, A. J. Wilson 2 and 3. Best team of four, in: regular work (3): A. J. Wilson 1 and 2.- Mare or gelding, suitable for carrier's cart, up. to one ton (3): A. J. Wilson 1, J. W. Drummond 2, J. H.. White 3. Mare or gelding, up to 30cwt, to be shown in harness and cart (3): A. J. Wilson 1, Dixon Bros. 2, S. Smith' and Co. 3. Hackneys.—Hack, up to 12st (9): Mrs L. Richards 1 and special, A. J. Wilson 2, A. McLeod 3. Hack horse, up to 14st (5): J. Williams 1 and special, Percy Hampton 2, A. J. Wilson 3. Lady's hack (5): Miss D. Keith 1 and special, Mrs L. Richards 2, Miss V. Goodwin 3. Cob, mare or gelding (6): Miss D. Keith 1 and special, P. Hampton 2. Best troop horse in the Mount Hutt district (8): A. McLeod 1 and special, A. J. Wilson 2, A. Geddes 3. Best troop horse (3): G. Kelly 1 and special, A. J. Wilson 2. Best troop horse (7): A. McLeod 1 and special, G. Kelly 2.
Hunters. —Hunter, up to list (6): Mrs L. Richards 1 and special, Miss D. Keith 2. J. W. Woodhouse 3. Hunter, uo to 14st (2): Jno. McLennon 1 and special. Hunter, to be ridden by a lady (3): Mrs L. Richards 1 and special, J. W. Woodhouse 2. Hunter, maiden, list or over (3): J. W. Woodhouse 1 and special. For horses clearing ■ the highest bar, not leas than 4ft from the ground (3): A. J. Wilson 1.
Ponies. —Best jumping pony, not more than 14.2 hands (1): Millar Bros. 1. Pony, 14.2 or under (8): A. J. Wilson 1 and special, Rosamond Peter 2, C. Green 3. Ponies, to be not more than 14.2 hands, ridden by a girl not more than 16 years of age (4): Miss Mona Green 1 and special, A. tT. Wilson 2 and 3. Ponies, to be not more than 14.2 hands, ridden by a. boy not more than 16 years of age (10): Millar Bros. 1. P. Dnpald 2, L. Ireland 3. Youngest rider —Girls, in classes 137 to 141: I. Carr (seven years) 1, B. McKendry (10 years) 2. Boys: W. Lee (six years) 1, H. Lamb (10 years) 2.
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METHVEN SHOW., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9578, 4 April 1919
METHVEN SHOW. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9578, 4 April 1919
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