Alexandra Barlow, 16, and Samantha Coombe, 16, take a break from the showjumping at the Yeppoon Show.
Alexandra Barlow, 16, and Samantha Coombe, 16, take a break from the showjumping at the Yeppoon Show. Sharyn Oneill Roksyshow

Yeppoon delight

IF conditions had been fine on Saturday night, Yeppoon Show organisers say they would be celebrating their best returns yet.

As it was, this year's show fell only about $1500 short of the 2010 record, with more than $40,000 taken.

Buoyed by strong community support, organisers are more than confident the show can hold its own against its Rockhampton equivalent.

This year both were held on the Queen's Birthday long weekend.

Yeppoon Show Society president Brian Dorey said it was a strong mix of locals and Rockhampton people who attended the event.

"On Saturday we had record crowd numbers and if we had had the weather, we would have cracked the record over the two days," he said.

"Saturday night our crowds were strong but we had to compete with being on the same weekend so we're more than happy with the turnout."

Mr Dorey said they were very confident for next year's event, and were so grateful for the community support from both Yeppoon and Rockhampton.

"A lot of Rocky people do come to our show and there's a huge local involvement so we know we can cope," he said.

"The most important thing is we're totally unpaid and we've completely rebuilt the grounds and gradually we're getting more people coming."



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