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PENINSULA HORSE SHOW AND PASTORAL ASSOCIATION.

ENLARGING SCOPE OP THE SHOW.

A special meeting of the Executive of the Peninsula Horse Show and Pas toral Associeation was held at the Council Chambers, Duvaucbelle, on Saturday, when there were present:— Mr P. W. Williams (prresident) in the chair, J. Gaskin, T. W. Wilkins, T. Mould, T. Stewart, ti Latter, J Cairns, D.JJBarwick, W Warner, I). McKay, W- W Williams, T. E Mac kenzie, B. Barker, C. J. Richfield, R. A. Pettigrew and G. H. O'Oallaghan, hon. sec.

Mr W. Hayward, of Ohristcburcb, wrote that be could procure a measur itig stick for the Association from Home for 25s or 30a.

The president stated that he had instructed the hon. sec. to procure one

His action was approved

Mr W. W. Williams said his offer to purchase the stick for the Association was still good.

The Board of Agriculture wrote as follows :—

"When the question of horsG breed ing was being discussed by the Board of Agriculture at its last meeting, the matter of instruction by means of demonstrations by competent jndges on the points of horses and other stock was mentionedt and it was decided by the Board that A. and P Associations and Boards of Education should be written to and urged to encourage this as much as possible. The Board ia sure that there are in every district those who would be willing and able to demonstrate the pointy of the varioas breeds of horses, cattle and sheep, both at country schools to the scholars and on the occasion of Shows which the country youth might be given the opportunity to attend. Student? at Technical schools might have oppor tunities afforded them in like manner, and the Board would suggest that the covered sale rings in vogue in some places might (with the sanction of the auctioneers) be used for this purpose This mode of teaching the points of animals is.an important part of agri cultural education in the United States of America, Canada, Great Britain (more especially Scotland), and other countries. If adopted generally hera, it would, the Board feeis sure, be of great benefit to the rising generation. 1 am, accordingly; referring the matter for the consideration of your Association.—J. G. Wilson."

The President said ha thought this would be a very good thing in towns, but not in the country, The letter was received.

Mr A. Goodwin. Pigeon Bay, wrote asking to have his name' struck off the members' list.

It was decided to accept the resig nation. .

It waß decided to keep all members at the front financial.

The financial statement is as fol lows:—

£ s. a Cr balance June 30 s 1914 11 9 4 Subscriptions ... ... 58 10 0 Donations ... ... 41 16 6 Entries .. 25 7 6 Other receipts ... ... 'So 3 9 £170 7 1 Subscrip ions outstanding 7 2 6 177 9 7 Lobs amount paid out 12 ° 6 9 Cr balance 50 0 4

The president eaid t.he meeting laud been called earlier than usual, as it had been decided to shift tbe ground 1 'Od include cattle classes. Mr J Gan kin had offered tbe Association the 'lfe of his paddock next to the sal« yards, and he was prepared to put 'be

; t'onnd in order by levelling it. The Peninsula Saleyards Company h»d

iiven the Association permission to use the saleyards for cattle classep, and had allowed the. Association to ■reel; a gate leading from Mr Ga?kin'p iddock to the yards. Mr Gatkin ">d also given the Association the use if the right of w«y between his pad lock and the palf-yatds. The fDllhwing new members were -leoted :—Messrs 0. C Narbey, 0. J. Wiikelin, \V, A. Macphaii, and R. A, Macphail. The meeting then adopted the following cattle classes to be included in their next Show :— Class 1 - Fat steer, any age • laps 2—Two 3yr old fat steers. Classß—Three 2yr old Steers Class 4—Two 3yr old fat heifers Class s—Two 2yr heifers ■/ Class 6—Two yearling heifers Class 7—Two yearling steers Class 8 -Pen three cilvea Class 9 —Best milch cew, any age and breed Class 10-Best 2yr old heifer in milk.

Class ll—Two yearling heifers, suitable for dairying purposes. It wee decided to make the prize money in the cattle classes 30a first prize and 153 second prize, and to make the entrance fees 5s for members and 2s 6d for members. Mr D. Barwick asked if the cup presented by. Mr J. R. Thacker for skirmishing had been competed for this year. , The president said the cup had not been competed for. MrE. Latter moved the President,

and Lieutenants Masefipld and Mot tram arrange for ibis year's cotnpeti tion.

Seconded by Mr YVtuner and car ried.

?*. Mr Gftfkin peid regarding thfi ground, he bad obrained the of the right of way, and ho wou'd take down the fence and make an approach to the new ground.

lb wn-> decided to bold (he nnnual meeting of the Aasouinticu on fciafu , ' day, July 10.h.

The meeting then termiaated

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PENINSULA HORSE SHOW AND PASTORAL ASSOCIATION., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3414, 13 April 1915

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PENINSULA HORSE SHOW AND PASTORAL ASSOCIATION. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3414, 13 April 1915

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