Ben Gross receives the winning sash for grand champion beast of the 2018 Killarney Show from judge Glen Whitton.
Ben Gross receives the winning sash for grand champion beast of the 2018 Killarney Show from judge Glen Whitton. Sean Teuma

Machines and muscle on show at Killarney

THE Killarney Show Society has a big weekend planned.

Gates open at 9am Friday and Saturday and president Jan Hamilton said everything should run smoothly.

"We are expecting good numbers,” she said.

"The weather man said there is no rain in the near future. We usual get really good rain over the show weekend but not this year.”

Border Buckle Series

The Bulls and Barrels Rodeo will run from 6.30pm Friday. It starts with a round of barrel racing for junior, under 18 and open competitors followed by the first of the rough stock events. There'll be a poddy ride for kids aged 7-12 years, a steer ride for under 15s and a novice bull ride.

The open bull ride constitutes a round of the Border Region Buckle Series and promises some top performers.

To nominate call Tania Weir on 0448641472 on on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, strictly between 5-7pm. No exceptions.

Daredevil chop

Get in to the swing of the show by watching the woodchop. Mrs Hamilton said the tree-felling was an exciting event.

"The competitors cut a notch in a pole, put a spring board in and climb to the top and then start chopping,” she said.

"It's a real daredevil event.

Along with the usual men's and ladies' events, the woodchop will feature a Jack and Jill double-handed cross saw race.

Marvellous machines

The ute muster is a must see events with a range of entries.

It will have all the sub-chamber categories such has best Ford, best Holden and best feral ute along with a range of just-for-fun events, like best farm ute and best bull bar. The ute muster judging is at noon on Saturday.