When Cazzie Hedge was nine-years-old she took part, just like many kids do at that age, in the local agricultural show in Sale, Victoria.
"That was the first show I ever rode in back in 1959, and apart from a break when I was raising the family I've been competing in and enjoying agricultural shows ever since," she said.
Well known for her light harness show driving and other horse events, Mrs Hedge is also the quintessential show participant, her name can be found attached to all variety of pavilion entries.
A cursory glance through the cookery, pickles, jams, fruit, vegetables and photography sections at any show and you'll find an entry by Mrs Hedge, and that works for shows from Yeoval to Sydney.
"Shows really are a great showcase of the area and they need people to keep on being involved to make sure that they survive" she said.
"They're a great institution and the more we can support them the better."
The next Blayney Show is on Saturday March 14.