Ready for the Show!

Rural Ambassador entrants are excited about the upcoming Beaudesert Show.

Beaudesert Show Society announced its 2023 Show Ambassadors at a community afternoon tea on Saturday 29 July in the Fine Arts Pavilion at Beaudesert Showgrounds.

The afternoon, emceed by previous Beaudesert Show Ambassador Sarah Macginley and 2022 Show Ambassadors, Jess Jurd, Courtney Teese and Brianna Turner, saw a host of enthusiastic young people vying for the 2023 Beaudesert Showgirl and 2023 Rural Ambassador titles.

Sarah Thorpe is the 2023 Rural Ambassador, with Kieren Cahill awarded Junior Show Ambassador and Alex Buchanan Runner Up Junior Show Ambassador.

The 2023 Beaudesert Showgirl is Ella Bischoff with Tiffany Chase the Runner Up.

Love of country life sparks interest in Show

An enthusiasm for country life and the Show movement were key factors for entrants in the 2023 Show Ambassadors competition.

Rural Ambassador Sarah Thorpe thanked former Beaudesert Show Ambassador Sarah Macginley  for her encouragement and support leading up to the competition.

The school teacher said she can’t wait to be at this year’s show with the Junior Ambassadors.

The Show Ambassador movement aims to recognise and promote the key role the next generation will play in the rural workforce and agricultural show movement and their contributions in sustaining rural and regional communities. 

Runner-up Junior Ambassador, Alex Buchanan, made history as the first male to enter and place in the Junior Ambassador category since the guidelines were changed to include male entrants four years ago.

Judge Dallas Davidson said when Alex walked into the room wearing a big belt buckle and big hat the judges thought, ‘look at this guy, he was born for this’.

“He was so thoughtful, not only about the community but his love for the country and his family.  And the Show!  He lives and breathes it and we are so proud to have you part of this.”

Judges Courtney Teese, Dallas Davidson, Sarah Macginley and Jess Jurd.

Judges were also impressed with Kieran Cahill’s response to a question about how covid affected the show.

“This young lady was so aware of her community, how people were affected, how businesses were affected, you did your research and the way you delivered your answer was amazing,” said Dallas. 

Show Ambassador Coordinator Tim Andrews thanked Silver Show Sponsor Franklin Constructions for coming onboard again and continuing to support the Show Ambassador movement. 

The winners, runner-up and entrants will be at events across the Scenic Rim, as well as taking part at official proceedings of the Beaudesert Show on 8 and 9 September. 

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