Nateesha Taylor, from Kingaroy, with the Supreme Exhibit of the Show, Glenrae Pastoral’s ‘Bowenfels Jimberella Kid’

April 19, 2022

Nanango Show Society is “very happy” with this year’s event, despite still having to run under the “green tick” vaccination mandate.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that double-vax entry requirements on showgrounds would be lifted on April 14, which meant the Nanango Show missed out by less than a week.

And despite lobbying … the mandate stayed in place.

“We were all very happy considering the conditions we had to run under,” Show Society president Les Schloss told

“But I heard a lot of reports that people couldn’t come.”

Les said the COVID restrictions had definitely affected show numbers but the crowds were good on Friday night at the rodeo and “they were all there again” for the Heritage fireworks on Saturday night.

“It was very good, considering the restrictions,” he said.

Crowds may also have been affected by the overcast skies on Saturday – the main day of the two-day show – and the few light showers that swept the grounds.

The show was officially opened on Saturday afternoon by Nanango Show Society Patron Gloria Fleming, who reminisced about the Show over the years and her time as Miss Showgirl 58 years ago.

“I can never remember missing a Nanango Show,” she said. “I would have been pushed in a pram when I was about three months old to my first show.

“The Nanango Show was the event of the year.”

Her parents always had entries in the fat cattle, poultry and pavilion competitions.

Gloria said she had enjoyed a wonderful time as Miss Showgirl.

“I was even taken for a plane flight which flew over and circled the grounds!” she said.

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Stud Beef Cattle Results

Champion Bulls

  • European – River Run Rainman (Charolais)
  • British –  Bowenfels Jimberella Kid (Angus)
  • Tropical – Rainview Cash (Droughtmaster)
  • Grand Champion Bull – Bowenfels Jimberella Kid

Champion Females

  • European – Clearview Actress W17 (Charolais)
  • British – Bowenfels Miss Kodak (Angus)
  • Tropical – Cedarbrook Milkshake (Brahman)
  • Grand Champion Female – Clearview Actress W17

Supreme Exhibit – Bowenfels Jimberella Kid

South Burnett Showgirl Jacinta Rockemer, centre, with 2022 Nanango Show Rural Ambassador Daniel Trace, Miss Showgirl Carly Smith, Teen Showgirl Chelsea O’Connor and Junior Showgirl Summer Laherty
Proston P-10 students had cattle in the show, from left, Kayden Slater, Nikita Peacock, Leo Clarke (at back), Kaitlyn Barber, Montana Dziduch and Bailey Williams
Nanango Show Society president Les Schloss with his grandson, cattle judge Tommy Browning, Supreme Exhibit of the Show, ‘Bowenfels Jimberella Kid’, and Nateesha Taylor, Kingaroy
Gas Guzzlers’ Terry Mackrell with some of the utes parading at the official opening of the show
Show patron Gloria Fleming (Miss Showgirl 58 years ago) officially opened the show … with Robin Schloss, right
Nanango Show Society president Les Schloss with veteran ring announcer Keith McRobert
Local MP Deb Frecklington announced the winner of the Long Stem Rose competition, Val Crawford
Nanango QCWA president Judy Bryant spoke at the opening about the centenary of the organisation
A line-up of utes at the official opening of the show on Saturday afternoon
Trotting heats were held on Saturday ahead of the finals on Saturday night
Pee wee competitors were getting in some practice ahead of the barrel racing competition on Friday
Veteran axeman Barry Hinze, above, who turns 76 this year, came second in the 250mm standing block handicap; Grant Smith, who was competing for the first time in the veteran’s class, was the winner in 29.40 seconds
Vicki Lacey, from Nanango, with her deadwood sculpture “Stay” … Vicki is partners with Hannah Moyle in “Goat Party” which has become a fixture at the Nanango Show. Vicki began the sculpture in 2020 as “art therapy” during lockdowns; it is made from pieces of wood she found on her property
A “Goat Party” goat checks out show visitors from a more lofty perch
Champion European Female ‘Clearview Actress W17’ was sashed Grand Champion Female … from left, Gabriella Stokes, from Mt Walker, with Chief Steward Lawrence Sehmish-Lahey and judges Loretta Tonscheck, Esther Ruffo and Tommy Browning
Champion British Bull ‘Bowenfels Jimberella Kid’, from Glenrae Pastoral, went on to be sashed Grand Champion Bull and Supreme Exhibit of the Show … from left, Nateesha Taylor, Kingaroy, with Chief Steward Lawrence Sehmish-Lahey and judges Loretta Tonscheck, Esther Ruffo and Tommy Browning
The Harness classes were conducted on Friday at the show but this rig also made an appearance at the official opening on Saturday afternoon
Aaron Randall and Brent Evans, from Jen-Daview Limousins in Kingaroy
Nanango Show also hosted the 2022 Queensland Dexter Breed Show … committee members Katrina and Aleck McCloskey, from Crestbrook, with their Dexters
Cheree Dodkin, from Kogan, with her “Good Junk Food Truck”, was one of the many food stalls at the show … Cheree said “it had been a long road back from COVID” for her business so she was very pleased to be back at a rural show
Steward Glenis Miller, from Wooroolin, was judging the harness section on Friday at the show
The showjumping competition was keeping the main ring busy on Friday afternoon
Joy Rychvalsky, from Toorbul, with ‘Ribbleton Freestyle’ and ‘Mira Count Ya Blessings’
Equestrian judge Gail Iskra, from Forestdale, with Taleah Magisana on ‘Carousel Appley Dappley’ … Gail has been judging – and competing in – equestrian events “for a long time” but wouldn’t reveal just how long!

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