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Governors Cup winners 2014

2014 Governor's Cup presentation: L-R: RAS President Rob Wilson, Kylie & Adrian Squiers, Margie Martin, Chris Squiers, WA State Administrator the Hon Wayne Martin, Kelsie & Sascha Squiers.

The Royal Agricultural Society (the RAS) has been active in the Western Australian community for over 180 years. Established to support the activities and emerging industries of the Swan River Colony, one of the first things the RAS did at Guildford in 1834, was to bring members of the community together at an event called the Fair and Cattle Show.

This evolved into the Perth Royal Show - the State's most important community event. Today, the role of the RAS is as vital as ever. Close to one million people attend events at Claremont Showground which has been home to the RAS since 1904.

The Perth Royal Show attracts over 400,000 visitors from the city and the country every year. The Show is an iconic social and cultural event which showcases WA agriculture, small business and entertainment.

Each year the Show plays host to more than 15,000 entries across 40 competitions.

A Trophy known as the Governor’s Cup has been awarded at the Perth Royal Show since 1896. The object of the Governor’s Cup award is to encourage Exhibitors to compete with the highest quality pedigree breeding exhibits and rewards both excellence and consistency throughout the whole range of their exhibits. The livestock exhibits that compete for the Governor's Cup are: Alpacas, Cattle, Goats, Horses and Sheep. Click Governor's Cup for past winners of this prestigious award.

For more information, visit the Perth Royal Show website.

Governor's Cup winners 2014 - CJ Squiers & Sons

Quairading family Squiers and Sons had plenty of reason to celebrate at this year’s Show - having won the highly-prized Governor’s Cup at the IGA Perth Royal Show for the fourth time!   The Cup is a testament to the two plus decades the Squiers family has been showing their SAMM and Poll Dorset sheep at the annual eight-day event that brings the country to the city.  

The family-run sheep studs, Shirlee-Downs and Dongadilling, comprises Chris, wife Fay, sons Sascha and Adrian and daughters-in-law Kylie and Kelsie.  

“It is always an honour to win the Governor’s Cup”, said Adrian who attributes the family’s successful run of wins to breeding bigger and better sheep for the commercial market which entail “length, muscle and following industry requirements.”  

The Governor’s Cup was presented by the Hon Wayne Martin AO, Administrator of the State of Western Australia, during a ceremony on Claremont Showground’s Peters Drumstick Main Arena on the closing day of the 2014 IGA Perth Royal Show.