Heidi Knight – 2018 Orange Showgirl

Heidi Knight may have been the only entrant in the 2018 Orange Showgirl competition, but she is certainly doing the sash proud. A passionate advocate for rural NSW and rural youth, Heidi uses her experience growing up on a sheep farm to discuss issues facing her community and the state as a whole. She joins […]

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Christie Arthur – 2018 Kiama Showgirl

Christie Arthur represented Kiama at the Zone 2 Final in February and since then, has gone on to become the Showgirl co-ordinator for the Kiama Show. When she isn’t working with the Show, Christie is a research assistant and tutor. She works tirelessly in her community of Gerringong and joins Elyse to share what the […]

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Keiley O’Brien – 2018 Narromine Showgirl

Keiley O’Brien, the 2018 Narromine Showgirl, brings a lot of experience to the table as a Grains Young Farming Champion. She’s lived in Western NSW her whole life and has loved agriculture since high school. This episode, Keiley joins Behind the Sash to share her background and love for the country, demonstrating that the perfect […]

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Josie Anderson – 2018 Dubbo Showgirl

With Harry and Meghan visiting Dubbo, Behind the Sash decided to find out what really goes on in town and caught up with the 2018 Dubbo Showgirl, Josie Anderson. An accountancy student by day, milliner and Fashions in the Field winner by night, Dubbo Showgirl isn’t Josie’s first time with the Sash. In this episode, […]

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Emily Ryan – 2018 Coonamble Showgirl Part 2

Last episode, Elyse was joined by 2018 Coonamble Showgirl Emily Ryan. Emily contributes a lot to both her community of Coonamble, and also to the neighbouring community of Gulargambone. On Part 2 of her interview, Emily reflects upon the Showgirl competition and its value to young rural women. http://www.behindthesash.com/episodes/Emily%20Ryan%20-%202018%20Coonamble%20Showgirl%20Part%202.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: […]

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Emily Ryan – 2018 Coonamble Showgirl Part 1

The 2018 Coonamble Showgirl Emily Ryan does an enourmous amount of work for her local communities of Coonamble and Gulargambone and rural NSW more broadly. The 2015 Coonamble Showgirl and 2016 RAS Rural Ambassador, Emily is certainly a young woman with a significant amount of experience representing her community. In Part 1, Emily joins Elyse […]

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Lucy Collingridge – 2015 Cootamundra Showgirl Revisit Part 2

Lucy Collingridge’s revisit to Behind the Sash continues in this episode. A 2016 finalist in The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl Competition, Lucy proves that you only stop being a Showgirl when you choose to take the sash off – continuing her involvement with Cootamundra Show and the Show movement. Lucy also explores what we can […]

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Lucy Collingridge – 2015 Cootamundra Showgirl Revisit Part 1

In 2016, Lucy Collingridge joined Behind the Sash to reflect on her journey as the 2015 Cootamundra Show from local level through to being a State Finalist. Two years later, she’s back! Having recently returned from an amazing overseas trip, Lucy reflects on how her experience as a Showgirl has given her opportunities beyond her […]

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Miranda O’Brien – 2017 Maitland Showgirl

Miranda O’Brien comes from a family with a passion for horses and horse sports. With such a connection to the land, it is hardly surprising Miranda has a passion for the Agriculture Industry. Representing Maitland Show as their 2017 Showgirl, Miranda joined Elyse to reflect on her journey and what she gained from the competition. […]

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Neve Kelly – 2017 Bangalow Showgirl

At only 18, Neve Kelly represented her community of Bangalow as their 2017 Showgirl. From her journey, she has grown as a young leader in her community and in her passion for her area and agriculture. She joins Elyse on Behind the Sash to reflect on her experience and where the Showgirl path has taken […]

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