Shearing Competition, Corrective Services Canine Demonstration and Tentpegging cancelled

The shearing competition for the 142nd Annual Wellington has been cancelled due to wet weather. 

Wellington Show Society president Rob Dimmick said the competition was called off because of the difficulties of keeping wool dry.

“We had to make the call pretty early today [Friday] because some people were travelling a fair way,” Mr Dimmick said.

Mr Dimmick said the Show Society is working on putting on an alternative demonstration.

“We can’t guarantee anything on such short notice or because of the weather, but we are really working to make it happen.”

Some other entertainment has also been cancelled, but Mr Dimmick stressed that these cancellations were not due to the weather.

“The tentpegging demonstration in front of the grandstand had to be cancelled because a couple of horses went lame and the Corrective Services canine demonstration had to be cancelled due to the dogs being on active duties.”

Following Friday’s heavy rain, the Bureau of Meterology (BOM) is forecasting another wet day for the Show tomorrow.

BOM is predicting near 100 per cent chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. There is also a chance of a thunderstorm.