The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1913. PENINSULA AGRICULTURE AND HORSE SHOWS.
Dubino the next two weeks Peninsula farmers will turn their attention to tbe shows that are to be held—first the Canterbury Jubilee Show in Christ church this week, and on the follow ing week, Thursday, November 20th, the Peninsula Horse Show and Pas toral Association's Annual Show at Duvauohelle, and the following week, OQ Tuesday, November 25tb, the Banks Peninsula A. and P. Associa tton'a Show at Little River. The two Peninsula Shows provide a very fair opportunity for local farmers to exhibit their prize stock, and we hope j they will support the efforts of the promoters of tho shows by taking advantage of tho very extensive scope provided by tbe classes at eaoh show. The formation of an Association in the case of tho Peninsula Horse Show appears to be a step in tbe right direotioD, a? it should put tbe now,
Association on a sound basis financially, and ia much preferable to the old schf me of collecting, We under a and tbe new Assochtion ha 3 received a ready support from th- Penin ' -=u-a farmers, and lightly sn too ns ii ia in their interests to fo ler such an
\ssfociation, and next year possibh the officials will be able to guage tbe possibilities cf futuro shows. There are nineteen classes for horees this year, nine competition?, and twenty five classes for cookery. Arrange ments for the Show are well in band, and entries are coming in well. Tbe Banks Peninsula Agricultural and Pastoral Association will hold its annual Show on the Awa Iti Damain, Little River, on November 25tb. The Association i 3 one of thei largest country Associations in Can terbury, and the Show is well patronised by the best exhibitors in Canter bury. The Association has not diminished it 3 largo scope of classes, which are much the same as last year. The classes are as follow : —Sheep 40 classes , horses, 45 classes, cattle, 35 classes ; pigs, 13 classes, demestic produce, 49 classes; potatoes and roots 11 classes; grain an I seeds, 18 classes; dogs, 4 | classes ; flowers, 33 classes; competiI tions, 7 classes ; besides numerous special classes. This comprehensive lisi of classes should provide an oppor fcunity for everyone in the distiict to compete in the Show, and second the efforts ol an energetic executive in carrying out what was last year con' siiered the best country show in Canterbury. Tbe Association- has also everything prepared as far as tba ground is concerned, and the Awa Iti Domain should prove a very satisfactory and compact Show ground. All other arrangements are well in band and the success of tbe Show is assured if the entries are received. Tbe Asso ctation has a priza list of £000, and special prizes amounting to £250 to pay out to exhibitors, We would re mind in'ending exhibitors that entries for (he Peninsula Horse Show close on Friday n?xt at 4 p.m, and geoeral entries for the Banks Peninsula A, and P. Show to be held at Little River on Saturday next, November 15, with secretary, Mr A. S, Watson, at Little River.