ABOUT US

  • Committee
  • Sponsors
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Membership
  • Life Members
  • Volunteer
  • GALLERY

Committee


Image taken at 2016 AGM at the Tattersalls Hotel Dining Room

The Winton Show prides itself on being one of the best family shows in the West.

Our ethos is “By the Community, For the Community”.

Everything we do is aimed to celebrate the best that our Shire has to offer. We love seeing our loyal Competitors, Volunteers, Patrons and Visitors come through our gates every year.

We, as the Winton Pastoral and Agricultural Show Society, work tirelessly to present annual Shows that are both new and exciting but that also honour our much loved traditions.  This is important to our Committee and our Community.

Our Show would not be able to continue without our valued sponsors, and the support that they so generously pass onto us each year.

We hope when you walk through our gates, that you can be fully immersed into our wonderful community spirit and Show family.

Regards from the Winton Show Committee
By our Community , For our Community”.

PRESIDENT

TREASURER

SECRETARY

STEWARDS

Horses
  • Nina Sorensen
Outback Legends Challenge
  • Anthony Jessup
Cattle
  • Hannah Tanks
Led Cattle
  • Luke Carrington
Flock Sheep
  • Will Ogg
Wool
  • Candice Jones
Young Judges
  • Lakisha Muntelwit
Bushman’s Trial
  • John Paine
Poultry, Pigeons and Caged Birds
  • Gavin Patterson
Pet Show
  • Gemma Thompson
Pavilion – Chief Steward
  • Mandy Smith
Cookery
  • Amanda Sciascia
Photography
  • Rhiannon McQueen
Handicraft
  • Kirsten Raitelli
Gardening
  • Cyndi McQueen
  • Kerry Patch
Art
  • Emma Brodie
Schoolwork
  • Ashlee Brock
Trade Sites
  • Katie Pacey

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Sponsor

Sponsors

  • Gold Sponsors
  • Silver Sponsors
  • Bronze Sponsors

MCQUEEN EARTHMOVING

0429 098 056

For everything earthmoving Ross McQueen has you covered. With a wide range of equipment, knowledge and attention to detail, Ross will provide a quality job every time.
● Loaders ● Bulldozer
● Excavator ● Bobcat
● Tippers ● Roller ● Grader

CURLEY CATTLE TRANSPORT

07 4657 1191

A trusted, reliable cattle freight company with years of experience. Contact your local Curley Cattle Transport to discuss all your cattle transport needs.

SEARLE’S CATTLE TRANSPORT

07 4657 1814

The Searle family have been proudly carting cattle for over 50 years. Based in Winton but available to transport your cattle right across Australia.  With the Searle’s Cattle Transport team your stock are in safe hands.

BMR BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our sincere thanks goes to our 2023 Sponsors for their generous support of our Show.

We are now calling for Sponsors of the 2024 Show.

NAMING RIGHTS ($2000 and over)

  • Opportunity to have naming rights to the Bar at the Show
  • Opportunity to speak at the official opening of the Show
  • All Gold Sponsor benefits (listed below)

GOLD SPONSOR ($1000-$1999)

  • Free Trade Display at the Show
  • Banner advertisement on Show Grounds
  • Logo to be displayed on social media advertising, including homepage of website
  • Free full-page ad in Show Schedule
  • Free admission x 2 to the Show
  • Gift of appreciation

SILVER SPONSOR ($500-$999)

  • Free Trade Display at the Show
  • Logo to be displayed on website in relevant section/s
  • Free half-page ad in Show Schedule
  • Free admission x 2 to the show
  • Certificate of Appreciation

BRONZE SPONSOR (Up to $499 OR Product of that value)

  • Recognition of Sponsorship on Website in relevant section/s
  • Logo in the Show Schedule in relevant section/s
  • Certificate of Appreciation

Membership

Keep the Spirit Alive! Become a Winton Show Member And help keep your local show a great event!

Single Membership $12
Double Membership $20
(Children under 15 years are FREE)

As a member you will receive:

FREE gate entry
FREE printed Show Schedule
A chance to WIN $100 fuel voucher from
Tropic Fuels Winton
FREE entry to Longreach, Barcaldine, Barcoo, Tambo, Hughenden, Cloncurry, Isisford, Mount Isa and Landsborough Flock Ewe Show.

To become a member please complete the form, available to download from this page and return to the Treasurer via one of the options below.

By Email: treasurer@wintonshow.com.au

By Post:
PO BOX 97
WINTON QLD 4735

A special thanks to Tropic Fuels for sponsoring the members draw, with a $100 Fuel Voucher.

Become a
Volunteer

 

General Admission Prices for 2023

Single $15
Pensioner $5
(Children under 15 years are FREE)

Sponsorship
Opportunities

 

 

Membership Sponsors

Life Members

Celebrating Winton Show Life Members

Life Membership is awarded to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution over a significant period of time, as members of the Society.

Life Members of the Winton Show:

Mrs R. ARCHER
Mr D. ARCHIBALD (Dec)
Mrs B. AXFORD (Dec)
Mr R. BLACKET (Dec)
Mrs R. BLACKET
Mrs M. BRYCE (Dec)
Mrs L. DEANE (Dec)
Mr A.G. DEANE (Dec)
Mr J. EAST
Mrs E. EAST
Mrs C. LENTON (Dec)
Mr J. MAXWALL (Dec)
Mrs L. MURPHY
Mr J. PAINE
Mr A. PATTERSON
Mr ECP PHILLOTT
Mr RP PHILLOTT
Mr J. ROBERTS (Dec)
Mr M. YOUNG
Mrs S. YOUNG

 

Rosie Archer: Life Member & Patron

Rosie is dedicated to supporting the Winton Show Society and has been involved in every event since its inception in 1954 and rode in the show competing with top-ranking horses and riders for many years. Win or lose Rosie always showed the best horsemanship and got the best of every show.

 

D Archibald: Life Member

Beth Axford: Life Member & Show Memorial

Beth’s love of horses began as a young girl with her train driving father dropping her off in paddocks full of horses outside of Rockhampton to walk through them to her Grandmothers place. In her teenage years, Beth worked as a governess at Blue Range Station, outside of Charters Towers. The Cores were a big horse family who encouraged her to camp draft with the family. This is when Beth made the cover of Hoofs and Horns as a talented rider on the camp draft scene.

Bob Blacket: Life Member & Show Memorial

Bob came to Winton from the Mitchell area in 1957. He drew a block on the Diamantina River and subsequently named it Tibourie. At nineteen years old his dream of becoming a cattle producer was soon realized, the land and stock becoming his major focus and passion. This property was the beginning of a long and successful life in the pastoral industry.

After fulfilling the conditions of his lease, he blended into the community and soon became aware of the need to assist in events in and around Winton. Among others, the Winton Pastoral and Agricultural Society became one of his favourite attractions.

Roslyn Blacket: Life Member

Roslyn Blacket (nee Anning) grew up on a property near Charters Towers. After leaving school she trained as a nurse and was working in Townsville when she met her future husband Bob, whilst he had cattle on agistment near Charters Towers. They were married in 1966 and Roslyn came to the Winton district to live with Bob at Tibourie.

Over the years they made their home at different properties, as their family and cattle business grew. It was while living at Amelia Downs, Winton, that Roslyn became aware of the need to join the Winton Pastoral and Agricultural Society with the view to becoming a volunteer.

Marjorie Bryce: Life Member

Mrs. Marjorie Bryce, better known as Marge, joined the Winton Show Society shortly after its inception in 1954. The Society’s minutes record that she was elected to the Committee on the 22nd October 1964, and she served on the Committee until 1980. From 1982 – 1986 Marge was again a member of the Committee.

Marge’s lifelong involvement was mainly in the Ring.  She helped to organise the judges for the Horse Section and was Ribbon Steward every year, after she stopped riding and her children no longer rode in the show.

John & Elinor East: Life Members

“I probably only gave a little help prior to 1961 but I decided to drive 100km in to town for the 1961 AGM. to join the committee and get involved.”

The committee was restricted to 25 and there were 27 nominations. I was one of 2 who lost in the ballot. President Eddie Phillott came to me after the meeting and suggested I get involved and better luck next year. This I did and joined the committee in 1962. The 1960s was a mixed-up decade with one of our worst droughts in 1965 and the next few years were not very good either and interest started to decline. I mainly worked in the ring and the sheep section at that time.

John Paine: Life Member

Originally from Hughenden, John Paine came to live at Daintree, Winton with his wife Katrina in 1996. He became a member of the Winton Show Society and soon after took on the job of steward for the Stockmans Challenge event that Darryn Mitchell had initiated. The Outback Legends Challenge event grew over the years to be consistently supported by competitors from across the region, including students from the Longreach Pastoral College.

Lorraine Murphy: Life Member

Mrs. Lorraine Murphy was awarded Life Membership of the Winton P&A Show Society in 2021. Lorraine’s involvement with the show movement started early on in life when she was a young woman working for a family at Cunnamulla, and she would help the children prepare their horses for the local show. Whilst at Cunnamulla, Lorraine answered an advertisement for a job at Winton and subsequently came to work for Mr. & Mrs. Frank Mitchell, Windermere, helping with their children.

Volunteer


The Winton Show would not be the success that it is today without the generosity of our volunteers.

We would like to sincerely thank each and every one of the past, present and future volunteers.

If you would like to get involved as a volunteer please contact our President, Carly Cox on 0417634959.

The Winton Show Society meets on the third Thursday of the month at the Winton Bowls Club.