Laurie Stubbings and Beauty – 1957 Dayboro Show

Laurie Stubbings and Beauty – 1957 Dayboro Show – of course they won
Photo courtesy of Laurie Stubbings

COVID-19 has been responsible for the cancellation of many annual events, one of them being the 65th Dayboro Show which was to be held on 4th & 5th July 2020.

The first Show was held on the War Memorial Grounds on 13th October 1956, with more than 1000 people attending the one day event.  Three young sisters were the start performers of that first Show.  Marion (13), Margaret (11) and Betty (2 years 3 months) Mumford won 14 of the Show’s horse-riding events.  The eldest, Marion, won the Open Pony Hunt riding against adult horsemen.

 The first Show was such a wonderful success that the second Show was extended to a two day event (Friday and Saturday) by adding several new sections and classes to the schedule. 

The third year a Grand Show Ball was held in the Dayboro Public Hall on the Saturday night.

 By the Silver Jubilee Show in 1980, the annual event had grown to a three day Show but in recent years it has gone back to a two day Show (Saturday & Sunday).

Laurie Stubbings and Beauty won the showjumping competition at the second Show in 1957.  Laurie had trained Beauty himself.