The animal showing circuit has been left devastated by the cancellation of the Canterbury A&P show.

[…] “Months and months of work goes into preparing for the show. We do a lot of halter training and getting them in the right condition to be looking good and there’s a lot of expense with the feeding and preparation to get them there, so a lot of people are disappointed that they won’t be able to show off their hard work.

“People compete at the show for different reasons, for some it’s the shop window, it’s an opportunity to show other people in the business what you’re doing and what you’re producing. For others they do it as a hobby.”

Herbert said the show is also a great way to gap the rural, urban divide.

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