Holy cow, the show must go on
BARBOO the miniature cow would not jump through the hoop. Even when his owner got behind him to give him a shove, all Barboo wanted to do was drool and look cute. But while he was lacking in the tricks department, the hairy animal was still a massive hit with the kids at the Kyogle Show, held at the weekend. He was 'performing' as part of Brisbane's Gilmore Family All Star Circus. "He's so cute, and really soft. I like his funny glasses," Kyogle girl Shania Carter, 9, said. Restrictions due to the recent outbreak of equine influenza meant there was not a horse in sight at the show except, of course, for the plastic variety bolted to the merry-go-round. Horse-lover Shania said while she missed watching the show jumping event, it was okay because it meant the other animals, like goats and cattle, got more attention. However, she admitted she was looking forward to getting home to see her own horse, Dusty. "I ride him almost every day," she said. The show included rides, craft, cattle judging and wood chopping. Running in conjunction with the show was Kyogle's first A Country Affair event, which offered a range of entertainment and tours of local farms and manufacturers. !n The showgirl winners were: Miss Tiny Tot: Scarlet McQueen, 5, of Lynches Creek; Miss Junior: Emily Ludwig, 12, of Kyogle; Miss Teen: Anastasia Wilson, 17, of Wyangarie; Summerland Credit Union Miss Showgirl: Miranda Bolt, 18, of Lismore.