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With Henty being one of the largest dedicated field day sites in the nation, the management team have ensured patrons of all ages and abilities are catered for.

The 105ha site offers a free courtesy bus service, toilets and showers for the disabled, a family resting place and parcel pick-up service to make your visit easier and more comfortable.

The site is level making it ideal for access by mobility scooters and prams, with wide, graded and well-drained internal roads.

Single seat, double seat and dual mobility scooters with a roof are available for hire at the western and eastern gate entrances.

Scooters can be pre-booked online at www.scooters.show and are reserved strictly for the elderly and disabled patrons.

Owen Downes, Show Lockers, has provided rental scooters at such large events as the Sydney and Brisbane Royal Shows, and will be at Henty this year for the first time. 

Two 12-seater buses will operate a free shuttle service around the site from 8.30am to 5pm each day, stopping at eight designated points to collect field day visitors.

There are also free shuttle buses servicing the western and eastern car parks taking patrons to and from the main entrance gates.

See the site map for locations of the toilets including full disabled access and showers in the Petticoat Lane amenities block. 

Other toilets with disabled access are located at 1st Ag Place, near the Dog and Whistle Bistro, 3rd Farm Avenue, at the East Gate, 5th Farm Avenue,

The team from St John Ambulance are regionally based and their professional and qualified staff are fully equipped.

Medical response vehicles are on site and the field days first aid station is located next to the management office.

The field days office can be easily accessed via a ramp and patrons can chat to the friendly staff and field days committee, who can assist with almost everything.

A well-equipped family and children’s shed, The Family Resting Place, is located in Petticoat Lane.

Co-ordinated by the Henty Early Childhood Association, it provides a place to go for the little ones to get changed, have a play and there are also private feeding areas available.

ANZ are providing an on-site ATM banking service at site 567.

The parcel pick-up office can be found at the corner of 7th Farm Avenue and Main Road.

Hypro Pet Foods is a proud Australian pet food company producing outstanding premium pet food products and has joined the Henty Machinery Field Days as a sponsor.

Hypro Pet Foods is a sponsor of the popular Henty Working Dog Trials, an event consisting of a yard dog trial championship and a three sheep trial with heats held each day.

From humble beginnings, two passionate like-minded Australia farmers, John Camilleri and Gary Jennings, founded Hypro Pet Foods in 1998 originally as a stock feed company to service the rural animal feed industry across the eastern states of Australia.

Today, Hypro Pet Foods remains proud of its Australian family heritage. It is a fast growing, innovative manufacturer of premium pet foods located in the Hawkesbury Valley using locally sourced ingredients and supporting local farmers.

With a strong reputation for innovation, Hypro Pet Foods became a pioneer in the industry in 2006 with the launch of its own flagship Dogpro brand. This nutrient dense range of products soon became one of the biggest selling dry dog foods in rural Australia, rapidly gaining distribution nationwide across more than 1200 agribusiness retailers.

Hypro has continued to develop a portfolio of successful brands, such as Dogpro Plus which is highly recognised by the Australian Sheepdog Workers Association as the “Choice of Champions”.

The company has gained a strong presence in the market with Catpro Plus and SuperVite Everyday range. In the premium pet nutrition space, the newly launched holistic Hypro Premium range has risen to top rated brand status among the breeder’s community.

Hypro also launched SuperVite Gold Label and Pure Life Pet Food.

Hypro Pet Foods strives to be at the forefront of pet food innovation and technology, launching Australia’s first to market complete meal with freeze dried 100 per cent real meat pieces for the pet specialty sector.

The company has matured into a highly skilled team of over 70 employees producing cold pressed pellets and extruded oven baked products. 

Visitors will have the chance to see the 2020 World Champion Pipe Band from Albury’s The Scots School perform at the 2022 Henty Machinery Field Days.

The band will stage a performance on Tuesday, September 20 at The Stump at 2pm before it jets out the next day for the Kuala Lumpur Highland Games. 

The pipe band performs at countless community events across the border region and beyond every year and has

proudly represented the school at competitions across New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT. 

In a single year, the Pipe Band can conduct up to 50 Band and solo performances – an extraordinary achievement.

It has 32 players registered with the Australian Pipe Band Association for the purposes of

competing at Association competitions and there are 56 pupils attending piping and drumming tuition each

week.

The pipe band played a pivotal role in celebrating the school’s sesquicentennial year in 2016 when it proudly

performed at The Scots School Albury’s 150th Anniversary Highland Gathering and Tattoo. 

The event drew over 4000 people to the school grounds and the crowd was treated to a great range of entertainment including pipe bands, highland dancing, clan tents, kilted warriors and a delicious selection of food.

Scots goes back to 1866 when the Anglican Diocese of Goulburn established a Grammar School in Albury with 14 pupils. 

This school was eventually absorbed into the privately-run Albury High School and in 1902 changed its name to the Albury Grammar School. 

In 1929 the school came under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church and became a Grammar School solely for boys. 

A Cadet Unit was formed at the school in 1939 and the school’s first band of two drums and two bugles was established. It remained as a drum band until 1956 and, with the introduction that year of bagpipes, it became the Grammar School Pipes and Drums. 

The Cadet unit and Band adopted the Gordon Tartan and the Glengarry as its uniform, which in 1965 was worn in public for the first time.

In 1972 the School was amalgamated with Woodstock Presbyterian School for Girls. By 1975, due to a lack of

male recruits, interested girls were admitted to the band for the first time and remained as part of its

composition.

In 2014, the pipe band made its first international trip, performing at the Jakarta Highland Gathering where it

was crowned South East Asian Champions in the Juvenile grade, a feat it repeated in 2015. In August 2014,

members of the band travelled to Scotland to compete at several competitions including the World Pipe Band

Championships. 

2016 saw the pipe band vying for national championships on either side of the Tasman. In March the band

travelled to the North Island township of Fielding for the New Zealand Pipe Band Championships, competing

against many polished bands in both the Grade 4 and Juvenile competitions. 

History was made that year when the pipe band competed for the first time at the 2016 Australian Pipe Band Championships.

Although several members of the band had previously competed at the Nationals as members of other bands,

this was the first time The Scots School Albury Pipe Band had competed as its own entity. 

To mark 40 years of the Henty and District Antique Farm Machinery Club, a single furrow horse drawn plough will be unveiled atop a pole at the club’s display site at the Henty Machinery Field Days. 

Surviving members of the original foundation committee will be at Henty this year to see the dedication of the plough on the pole. They are Max Hogg, Kerry Pietsch, Len Schilg, Les Burns, Rob Jones and Trevor Terlich.

Dating back to 1903-1906, the plough was manufactured by agricultural implement maker Hugh Lennon, of Spotswood, Melbourne.

The Irish engineer emigrated to Victoria in 1859 with a “broken down constitution and a good character” and saw the need for good agricultural machinery. He produced a plough suitable for dry farming on the northern plains made from wrought-iron to minimise repairs.

The technical superiority of his plough over imported rivals ensured its control of the market and after 1870 sales of his single and double furrow ploughs were phenomenal.

By the mid 1870s Hugh Lennon & Co employed over 200 blacksmiths and was selling 700 ploughs, 224 reapers, 60 strippers and many winnowers, earth scoops, horse-works and harrows each year. The company also manufactured rolling stock for the railways.

Hugh Lennon’s ploughs have a famous link with Australian history as the inside of two components of Ned Kelly’s armour are marked H. Lennon Melbourne No. 2.

Around 1949, Hugh Lennon Plow Company was taken over by Baltic Simplex who were in turn taken over by Horwood Bagshaw in 1964.

The single furrow Lennon plough was donated to the Club by the estate of the late Colin Schroeter, a vintage machinery enthusiast from Table Top, and unveiled by a great granddaughter of Hugh Lennon, Mrs Faye Powell, of Albury, and great great grandson, Geoff Powell, on Wednesday, September 21 at 10am. 

Henty and District Antique Farm Machinery Club chairman Max Hogg said this year’s display will range from machines manufactured in 1915 through to the 1950s and would include a hay pressing demonstration of a 1940s Horwood Bagshaw hay press.

Among the older tractors will be a 1925 Fordson F from John Kingston, The Rock, a 1926 Huber tractor from Burns Bros, Burrumbuttock, a 1928 John Deere from Jonathon Schulz, Jindera and a 1936 Case RC from Max Hogg.

Andrew Newton, Walla Walla, will display a 1958-60 International AW7 tractor, while Burns Bros will display a 1959-60 Lanz Q tractor.

Among the stationary engines will be a 1915 11hp Austral engine with KL pump from Kerry Pietsch, Pleasant Hills, a 1936 Austral (vertical) engine from Barry Menz, The Rock, a Buzzacott engine and pump from Josh Menz, The Rock, and a 1950s Villiers engines with pump and shearing plant from Trevor Terlich, Pleasant Hills.

Colin Eulenstein, Henty, will also bring his 5-6hp Austral engine along with Peter Shields, Wagga Wagga, with 1950s era Villiers engines. 

Colin Miller, Albury, will display his 1927 Chev 30 cwt truck, Ken Paton, Table Top, a late 1920s living wagon.

 

Henty Machinery Field Days visitors will be entertained by a mobile acoustic ensemble from the Australian Army Band Kapooka on opening day.

Known as the “Pep’’ band, members will perform a wide range of popular songs in a highly captivating performance.

The musicians will perform at The Stump on Tuesday, September 20, at 10.30am as a prelude to the official opening and again during the lunch break.

The full band of the Australian Army Band Kapooka is kept busy performing its primary role of supporting the Army Recruit Training Centre at march out parades and other functions within the Kapooka Military Area.

The band also provides support to various charity organisations and communities within the Riverina. In particular, the band performs a series of Music at Midday concerts in Wagga, the final concert in the annual Twilight by the Lagoon concert series and the Wagga Wagga Christmas spectacular.

The Australian Army Band Kapooka can also form various smaller ensembles to cater for a wide range of musical genres and audiences.

In 2009, the band was granted freedom of Entry to the City of Wagga to commemorate 56 years of dedicated and distinguished service to the city and the Riverina.This privilege is regarded as the highest compliment offered to a military unit by a civilian organisation or community.

The band has also represented Australia overseas in various locations including Papua New Guinea, East Timor, Bougainville, Japan and Tonga.

Have you ever wondered what a snake’s skin feels like? At Henty this year visitors can get up close and personal with an array of reptiles and amazing venomous snakes.

Snake wrangler Luke Cheyne, of Reptile Kingdom Australia, will have his venomous snake show across the Henty Machinery Field Days, with an array of snakes, lizards and crocodiles.

“Visitors will be able to feel the unusual skin of the friendly reptiles while learning about vital snake safety,” Luke said.

“It’s a great chance to see unusual wildlife in a safe setting while learning important snake awareness.

“Discover ways to discourage snakes from occupying your property, what to do if you see a wild snake and how to survive a snake bite.

“There are also opportunities to curtail your fear and hold lizards, friendly pythons and baby crocodiles – a true Aussie experience.

“We will have 15 native reptile species with six of those being the most venomous on earth.”

Luke and his team will be doing non-stop 20 minute shows every hour on the hour and answering questions about our deadly Australian reptiles.

He specialises in the top 12 most venomous snakes in Australia in his shows, which travel around Australia to schools, universities, shows, field days, shopping centres and markets.

Based at Carrara on the Gold Coast, Luke is a fifth-generation showman and has one of the world’s largest collections of venomous snakes with more than 600 reptiles.

He became Australia’s youngest licenced herpetologist at the age of five. 

 

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Henty is located midway between Albury and Wagga Wagga on the Olympic Way