Ever since the Yeoval Show began in 1937, Ralph Morris has only missed one due to sickness.
The 1937 show was a wet day and he remembers riding in on an old pony called Jack when he was 11 and receiving a prize.
“He was no show pony, though,” Mr Morris said.
While he has won many prizes across the years (in 1996 he won champion restricted ram at the national sheep show in Dubbo with his son), nothing has compared to coming a place with his school horse that year.
The event had been insured for 100 pounds - which was the total of prize money for the show.
Ralph Morris says that he’ll be at the show again this year looking at the livestock because he is a Merino man to the core. He has shown sheep for more than 50 years and his father was a showman before him.
Growing up out of town and visiting once a week, the Yeoval Show was the highlight of the year in that small but progressive town.
The show consisted mainly of agricultural attractions and entries in the farm produce section.
Ralph Morris is currently writing a book about growing up in Yeoval which he hopes to finish before his 86th birthday in September this year.