NOT JUST HORSING AROUND: Showjumping is set to draw a crowd at the Murgon Show this weekend.
NOT JUST HORSING AROUND: Showjumping is set to draw a crowd at the Murgon Show this weekend. Tobi Loftus

MURGON SHOW: Animals to shine at annual event

FEATHERS, scales, and hide will shine in Murgon show's various animal competitions over the weekend.

Rodeo lovers will be treated to the Murgon Show's grand closing bull ride competition.

From under 18s, to open and over 40s categories, all South Burnett bull riders will have the opportunity to compete for up to $1500 in prize money.

Aspiring bull riders may compete in an under 12 poddy ride or those with agility may compete in the barrel race competitions.

Murgon show president Joan Adams said, "it's something the young and old people enjoy seeing, the atmosphere that a rodeo brings to the people."

The competitors need to have a bit of skill, as riding a bull is not easy, Ms Adams said.

Drawing in crowds of young and old will be the pig races, taking place in three lots during the Saturday.

It's really good to watch as the little pigs come, you would never think for one minute they would race, Ms Adams said.

"Once they know dinner is at the other end, they take off," she said.

Most other animal events will take place from 8am on Saturday with the cattle and horse events open for the public to view.

Murgon's finest ponies and horses will be on show competing in various competitions and categories.

Horse chief steward Tegan Mason said the Murgon show is always a fairly big turn out with the horses.

"I've heard people want to come to the show because of the good ground," she said.

The show jumping competition, commencing at 8am on March 17 is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

A lot of people come from the Sunshine Coast, with top quality show jumpers making it an interesting show for the crowd to watch, Ms Mason said.

Dairy and beef cattle will crowd the Murgon showground yards and sheds this weekend at the show, waiting to be named the top of their category.

If the quality from Proston Show is anything to go by, the cattle and horses will be very high quality, Ms Adams said.

"They are really top all round," she said.

With a shuffle of feathers and feed, the region's finest poultry will be gathered at the Poultry Pavilion over the weekend.

This year's show will feature 380 entries in the dog section and will be a star attraction at the show pavilions.

Determined to cover as many favourite animals as possible, the show will have a snake pit with all different kinds of scaled animals staring in five performances throughout the day.

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