THE Ararat Show has continued to gain momentum two months after fears were raised it would not go ahead this year due to waning interest.
Daniel Taylor and his partner Darren Madden have stepped up to take control of the show’s equestrian events.
The pair have more than 30 years of experience of exhibiting and breeding horse and thoroughbreds between them.
Mr Taylor’s said he wanted to use his knowledge to ensure the ongoing success of the show due his family’s connection to it through three generations.
“When I heard the show was in a bit of difficulty I had to step in and do something to make sure it survives into the future,” he said.
“This show has been a big part of my life and I think with a new, progressive committee, it’s back in safe hands.”
The show’s committee is hopeful it can build on the number of equestrian events at this year’s event.
A large program is planned to include three open ring qualifiers, supreme open lead exhibit, supreme open ridden exhibit, supreme ridden show hunter, supreme led all breed exhibit and Australian miniature registry feature ring.
Mr Taylor said attempts to rejuvenate the show had been met with huge support.
“I’m still finalising our list of sponsors but the support has been overwhelming,” he said.
“We’ve also had a lot of prizes donated for the horse events like floral garlands, woollen rugs, sashes, vouchers and much more.”
The show will again be held October 28, the traditional last Sunday of the month.
Entries for the show’s horse events will be taken on the day.
Prices and further information can be found on the Ararat Show Society Facebook Page or by contacting Mr Taylor on 5392 2551.