Clydesdale Spectacular to bring in crowds

The Friesian Horse Troupe performed several demonstrations at the Clydesdale spectacular at Boonah.
The Friesian Horse Troupe performed several demonstrations at the Clydesdale spectacular at Boonah.

THE Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular will showcase the best of Clydesdale workhorses at Boonah this weekend.

The event to be held at 9am on June 16 and 17 at the Boonah Showgrounds will include demonstrations of ploughing, shoeing and harness work.

Other highlights include Scottish pipers, the working horse bullet team ploughing, the pin up girls competition and the addition of a wood chopping demonstration.

The spectacular’s main event on Saturday night, the camp fire dinner, will cost $35 per person to book to enjoy a meal and the band Ert Trio perform.

Committee member Greta Stanfield said there were all hands on deck preparing in the lead up to Clydesdale Spectacular.

“It’s growing every year with the event attracting between 5,000 to 6,000 people,” she said.

“All the crowd favourites will be on this weekend like black smithing, whip cracking, harness making, billy boiling and the history tent will be back again.”

Ms Stanfield said the addition of wood chopping would be showcased as it connected well with their rare trade demonstrations.

“Wood chopping is just another skill that not many people do any more so it would be great to show visitors how it’s done and it happens to suit our style of event very well,” she said.