Westbury Agricultural Show has dogs jumping for joy

Get your animal fix at the Westbury Agricultural Show with dog show jumping, horse show jumping, cattle competitions and more on Saturday.

Organisers anticipate about 4000 people will be at the 154th show, which will hold other events on Friday and Saturday, including showjumping and a kennel competition at the Westbury Showgrounds.

Westbury Agricultural Society Committee treasurer Sandra Rybarczyk said her Jack Russell terrier cross miniature fox terrier ‘Spike’ was back to defend his title in the small dog show jumping.

It’s the second year the show has held a dog shop jumping competition alongside its horse events.

The crowd loved cheering on the dogs as they made a difficult jump or sighing if they missed one, she said.

The six-year-olds highest jump was about one metre and a half, but Ms Rybarczyk said he had put on a “middle age spread” so he might not jump quite as high this year.

Committee president Kevin Lattin said there had been record entries for horses in the showjumping and more than 320 dogs were anticipated each day.

There will be a kid’s corner with plenty of free activities as well as gourmet food options, model planes, vintage tractors and yard dogs.

It was a great atmosphere for a family-friendly, fun day with ticket sales go back to improving the showgrounds and running the show, Mr Lattin said.

  • The Westbury Agricultural Show will be held on Saturday, with entry costing $10 for adults, $5 for children over the age of five, $20 for a family of four and children under five can go in for free. The dog jumping starts at 2pm.