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Kyogle Show clocks up 104 years

CHAMPION ANTICS: Robyn Moroney of Jiggi with her miniature pony colt Peek A Boo, took out All over Champion at this year’s Kyogle show.
CHAMPION ANTICS: Robyn Moroney of Jiggi with her miniature pony colt Peek A Boo, took out All over Champion at this year’s Kyogle show. Doug Eaton

PEEK A BOO the miniature pony might look cute, and he's a champion colt, but he has got a bit of a temper.   Just ask owner Robyn Moroney, of Jiggi, who was at the Kyogle Show on Saturday.

"I've copped a few kicks from him today ... he's like a spoiled child," she said.

"But he's won everything that I've entered him in."

The nine-month-old mini pony won't get much bigger than his current size, but Ms Moroney said he would now start filling out.

And despite Peek A Boo's small stature, he's just as much work as a large horse.

"They're cute, but they do take a lot of effort," Ms Moroney said.

"He needs to be worked every day, he needs to be body clipped and conditioned.

"But he doesn't eat much."

The horses were just some of the highlights at the 104th Kyogle Show, held on Friday and Saturday.

Craft, food and flowers filled the pavillions, while sideshow alley was popular with kids looking for sweet treats or thrills on the rides.

Miss Showgirl was announced during the grand parade on Saturday afternoon.

The highly sought-after title went to Amanda O'Reilly, 20, of Kyogle.

Pippa Kennedy was named Miss Tiny Tot, while the title of Miss Junior went to Katie Olive, and Elizabeth Clark was named Miss Teen.

In the wood chopping arena, Rock Valley's James Livingstone was centre of the action. He is one of the last remaining wood choppers in this area, and he's proud to continue the family tradition.

"My father and my grandfather both chopped," he said.

"But it's not as popular as it used to be.

"Blokes that used to chop are now too old, or they've passed away.

"I still love it ... I don't really have a strategy, though. You just follow your pattern and eventually the block of wood will fall into two pieces."

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