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EXCELLENT ENTRIES. Tho secretarial staff of the Otago A. and I’. Society have matters well in hand for tho annual summer show, which opens at Tahuna Park on Wednesday of next week, and will bo continued on tho following day. Tho first day will bo devoted to judging sheep, cattle, pigs, and the breeding section of the draught horse classes. The town section of the society’s patrons will ho well catered for, a popular programme of bo vs’ and girls’ pony trots ana races, and hunting competitions has been arranged for.

On Thursday, "People's Day," the working section of the draught horse classes will bo judged, also light horses, harness horses, hacks, cobs, and ponies. Tt is anticipated that the allotment of these awards will be completed early In tho day. During the afternoon the grand parade of prize stock will he held, after which a programme of horse jumping events, bare-back riding, pony trots end races, and other events of an interesting and exciting nature will be carried out. Excellent prizes are offered for 6ome of these ring events, and it is anticipated that Large entries will be attracted. Numerous inquiries have been made for space for sideshows, and a large and varied collection of "exhibits" calculated to draw nimble sixpence from the pockets of both town andcountry visitors will be in evidence. Implement and machinery firms are also likely to provide interesting displays of the most up-to-dato articles for the cultivation of the soil, and to reduce tho labor in and about the home.

Amateur draught horse judging competitions for men not over the age of 25 years will be held on the first dav of the show. A wool-classing competition will also take place. Entries for both these competitions may be made on the ground. The following la a comparative statement of entries :

1913. 1914. Pheep ... _ _ ... 202 243 Cattle 169 151 Horses „. ... ... 374 348 Pigs .... 32 38 Competitions ... ... 103 109

Totals 880 889 The stock generally is likely to attract considerable attention, entries 'having' been received from Invercargill in the south and 'Christchurch in the north. An attractive musical programme will bo provided by the Fourth Regiment and St. Kilda Bands and the Forbury School Band.

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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 15654, 19 November 1914

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Evening Star Evening Star, Issue 15654, 19 November 1914

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