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Chris Wins State Rural Ambassador 2018 Award

The Kapunda Show Committee would like to  Congratulate Chris Hutchinson, who had last year was both our Vice President and Ute Muster Coordinator, and this year has stepped up to fill the important vacancy of Secretary.

Chris has just competed at the State Rural Ambassador Finals at the 2018 Royal Adelaide Show and has come away winning the title.

Well Done Chris!

Chris Hutchinson State RA Win 2018 with RA group

Chris Hutchinson State RA Win 2018 with RA finalists – L-R: Mason Galpin, Asha Modra, Kevin Lintern, Chris Hutchinson, Matthew Hagger and Georgia Heinicke (Photo: thanks to SA Next Generation Group).

Here is what he had to say after the event,

Wow what a week it has been! I’m so very thankful for the opportunity to participate in the Rural Ambassador program at the Royal Adelaide Show. I was blown out of the water when I was announced as the 2018 South Australian Rural Ambassador Winner.

I have learnt so much so far in this program and I will no doubt learn much more in the next 12months. I have met some absolutely amazing people and made lifelong friends. Any of my fellow finalists would have been a very worthy recipient of this award, it was great to be such a close group with many laughs had during the week. I will miss you all greatly and I hope we can all get to each others shows and catch up.

Congratulations to Mr Kevin Lintern as the runner up and Mr Matt Hagger as the second runner up! I look forward to the UK study tour in 2019 with you both.

Also looking forward for all 6 of us to do it all again when we head to the Sydney Royal Show in 2019 representing the state.

Thank you to Kapunda Show, Northen Agricultural Shows Association SA, The Royal Adelaide Show and SA Next Generation Group.

This program would not be possible without the generous support of the sponsors. PIRSA, RM William’s, JLT, Stock Journal, RA&HS and the Showmens Guild of South Australia.

Special Mention to the Rural Ambassador program coordinator Mr Peter Angus and our chaperone Mrs McKeely Denholm for all there outstanding hard work with the program.

Bring on the Nationals in 2019 at the Perth Royal Show

What a great result, for Chris and also the Kapunda Show, especially after having Kapunda’s Sarah Hazel winning this award in 2017, and we wish to thank her for her had work in this position. 

Here is a link to the Stock Journal article on Chris’s win

And here is a link to the Stock Journal Video Interview

Chris Hutchinson - Stock Journal Video Interview 2018

Chris Hutchinson – Stock Journal Video Interview 2018