Red Hill Show

On Saturday 11 March, students from Padua College Agriculture and Horticulture class and VET Animals Studies were responsible for running the Miniature Goat Show at the Red Hill Show. Students were in charge of working out prizes, organising ribbons, setting up, completing the show catalogues, judge’s sheets and stewarding on the day. 

Padua College showed 14 goats including kids, adult does, bucks and Ned our Nigerian Dwarf wether. With our beautifully presented well-groomed goats we won multiple 1st, 2nd and 3rd ribbons, Championship classes, two best of breeds, and Best in Show.

The highlight of the day was being awarded by the Shire Mayor - Best Exhibit in the Grand Parade.


All the Padua students that attended the show were amazing, talking to the public and did a fantastic showing goats - most of who had never shown a goat before. Maddison Male had a special role as she was selected to be the show steward – her first stewarding appointment after obtaining her certificate late last year. On the day she was quite nervous but as the day went one she was amazing and we are very proud of her and her efforts. Our teacher Mrs Seleena Nichols was the cadet judge at the show and we are very proud that she has now completed her cadet appointments and has now qualified as a level 2 goat show judge.

Written by Bailey Thompson  |  Year 11 Francis 



Seleena Nichols
Mercy House Co-ordinator