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    Dorrigo Continues to Promote its Annual Show Despite Covid

    Dorrigo Show Society has voted to maintain its policy of “Show events when there is no Show” with the re-introduction of the Dorrigo Hoof and Hook Carcase Competition.

    A revamped Hoof and Hook event will be held on March 7, 2022, at the Dorrigo Sale Yards.

    This decision is the latest in a program of Show-related public events during the last two years when Covid-19 restrictions forced the cancellation of the Plateau’s annual November Show.

    The Society already has confirmed it plans to hold its next Show in November of 2022, the first since 2019.

    Since then the Society has staged a variety of public events aimed at maintaining interest in country shows and traditions.
    The most recent, held last month, was a No-Show Open-Garden Day at the home of Society President, Sally Duckett, and husband Arnold, thanking Society members and supporters for their backing.

    The open day, which attracted more than 200 people, offered a variety of entertainment, historical displays and food.
    It included exhibits of vintage farm equipment, tools and century-old buggies and machinery, fully restored by Arnold.
    “It was a very successful, enjoyable and relaxing day for the Society to say thank you to members and sponsors” Sally said.
    “It has been more than 25 years since the last Hoof and Hook Carcase Competition and we have announced its resumption as early as possible to give interested participants adequate time to prepare their cattle.

    “Competition details will be announced as soon as possible but we envisage it will focus on pens of three, mainly young, cattle up to 300kg dressed weight.”


    Resumption of Dorrigo Hoof and Hook ONESome of the fully restored vintage farm equipment. (Image: Murray Slender)
    Resumption of Dorrigo Hoof and Hook TWOVintage horse-drawn buggies and other equipment, fully restored by Arnold Duckett (Image: Murray Slender)

    Resumption of Dorriggo Hoof and Hook THREEArnold Duckett with small portion of his collection of historical farming equipment. (Image: Murray Slender.)


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