Families flock to sunny show
HUNDREDS of people attended the Boonah Show over the weekend, making the most of fine weather to enjoy family entertainment, stock judging and sideshow alley attractions.
Katrina Henderson and her three daughters spent Saturday at the show.
"We come here every year," Ms Henderson said.
"We'll go home in the afternoon for a break and come back to watch the lawnmower races in the ring and the fireworks, which the girls love."
Jason Woodward said his young family loved the rides and exhilarating arena events.
"The kids love the rides, and I love them too," he said.
"Every year we stay until late to watch the rocket cars and monster trucks, which we all enjoy."
Boonah Show Society secretary Beth Hern was delighted with the success of the show.
"It was beautiful weather and the show had a real Ekka atmosphere," Ms Hern said of the action-packed show.
"We had a terrific jumping schedule that ran until after six, and a record number of beef cattle, dog and hay entries."
Ms Hern put a slight fall in attendance numbers down to the show's change of date.
"There were a lot of other events we had to compete with in the region, such as the Beaudesert rodeo as well as Mother's Day, and a lot of the stud cattle were at Beef Week."
In the judging arena, giant haflinger horse Madeline and tiny riding pony Barclay Rendition did the local area proud.
Madeline's handler Brittany Watkinson said the horse had won the show's haflinger lead classes.
"She's owned by the Boonah vet and she's won champion of her class, so it's been a good day," Ms Watkinson said.
"Haflingers are a German breed of draughthorse, so she's a big horse to lead, but she's very calm."
Barclay Rendition, of Barclay Riding Ponies in the Scenic Rim suburb of Roadvale, won grand champion of his riding pony class.