Kempsey Show 2018: Young Farmers' Challenge

CHAMPIONS: Declan Dries, Freya Weismantel, Ellie Prior and Ruby Weismantel won the Young Farmers' Challenge at the 2018 Kempsey Show.
CHAMPIONS: Declan Dries, Freya Weismantel, Ellie Prior and Ruby Weismantel won the Young Farmers' Challenge at the 2018 Kempsey Show.

The Young Guns’ team of four from Kempsey High stormed home to take out the junior division of the Young Farmers’ Challenge at the Kempsey Show.

The challenge began with one team member getting inside a swag with their boots off while another lay down beside.

The competitor then had to get out of the swag and roll it up tight.

Next, each team member had to race out to grab three eggs before running back and placing them, unbroken, into an egg carton.

After that, three teammates held a bucket with holes in it, and covered the holes, while the remaining member filled it with water.

The team then had to assemble an electric fence with the posts at 2 metre intervals, before standing on a hay bale and cracking a whip.

Finally, each member of the team had to scull a slushy.

Kempsey High student Ruby Weismantel said she had a great time.

“it was fun,” she said.

“It was a good experience and quite challenging.

“I’m pleased to win the money.”

Ruby said she would be willing to do it again next year and encouraged others to get involved.

“It would be good to see more people involved.

“it’s definitely something people should try, even if you’re not a farmer it’s good fun.”

The winning team comprised of Freya and Ruby Weismantel, Ellie Prior and Declan Dries.

The team was awarded $130 for their efforts.