The Land Cup for Riverina show

The Land Cup for Riverina show


Elise Insixiengmay from Murrumbateman competing at the 2016 Ganmain Show with her four year Clydesdale mare, Vollo Tonia.

Elise Insixiengmay from Murrumbateman competing at the 2016 Ganmain Show with her four year Clydesdale mare, Vollo Tonia.

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Clydesdale competition for The Land Cup will be keen during the Ganmain Show on 18 August

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Celebrating 110 years recognizing produce grown in the district, the Ganmain Show Society is this year pleased to host the annual competition between registered Clydesdale stallions or colts, two years and older, bred in the Commonwealth and not having been a prior winner.

One of the conditions is the cup is competed for at a different show each year, and was last presented during the 2014 Sydney Royal.

The Ganmain Show will be held on 18 August and steward for the event, Michael Jones said they are honored to be staging the competition and is hopeful of attracting many of the best Clydesdale’s to compete for the cup first sponsored by The Land Newspaper in 1937, when it was valued at 50 pounds sterling.  

“My father and I commenced the Clydesdale Program for the Ganmain Show in 1978 after a long absence and over the last 40 years it has been well supported,” he said..

“Paul Brooks from Castlereagh is the official judge and assisted by Michael Quinn, Tim Peel, well-known Clydesdale breeder and exhibitor at Royal Shows and Mark Porter, 'Asterisk' maker of Horse-Collars.”

The cup has been won outright twice, each time by the Judd family, Collingullie, and The Land continues to sponsor the trophy.

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