A class act earns the prize
A CLASS act combining experience, enthusiasm and exceptional presentation earnt Stanthorpe High's cattle team the coveted best school trophy at Inglewood Show.
It was a landmark moment for their teacher David Mountford-Vale as the judges presented the Downs Group Trophy. The judges described the Stanthorpe team as the "most well presented school group ever".
"The judges commented that 'not only were the Stanthorpe High school team the most well- mannered and polite, but that they also set a bench mark for other schools in their most professional approach and in being the neatest and most well-presented of any school group ever judged by them," Mr Mountford-Vale said.
Students from Stanthorpe High presented a team from the Stanhigh Limousin stud competing in the herdsman trophy, school's display, junior paraders and junior judging.
The Downs Group Training Trophy was awarded on the aggregate points won by the school team over all events.
In the initial stud cattle classes, Stanhigh Golden Wulf paraded by Zac Cameron won junior champion limousin bull and later went on to be judged Grand Champion bull.
Zac Cameron proceeded into the junior paraders competition to win champion male parader.
The Downfall GMV Vista, paraded by Jade Thompson, and The Downfall GMV Gabrielle, paraded by Adam Williamson, both achieved first prizes in their classes.
GMV Vista went on to be Junior Champion limousin cow with Stanhigh Golden Girl, paraded by Lakisha Mc Corry, Reserve Champion.
The Downfall GMV Vista was also a judged Grand Champion female.
The Stanthorpe Cattle Club team rounded out the stud cattle judging by winning the Champion Breeder's Group with three cattle all bred from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane EKKA all breed Grand Champion bull Longreach Contestabull.
The group was led by Stanhigh Golden Wulf [Zac Cameron] Stanhigh Golden Girl [Montana McCorry] and Stanhigh Golden Gift paraded by Kahlia Williamson.