Chennelle Winsor has been named the 2024 Gunnedah Show Young Woman.

Ms Winsor will now represent Gunnedah at the Zone 4 Young Woman finals in February and also vie for the prestigious honour of starring at the 2025 Sydney Royal Easter Show.

The Gunnedah Regional Saleyards attendant is well-versed in show representative honours, having also been named the 2019 Gunnedah Junior Showgirl.

Presented with her latest winning sash on Saturday by the Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson, Ms Winsor was delighted to take up the baton in the open category for the show society.

“I’m honoured to be part of such a great organsiation, it’s always a great time being here each and every year,” she told the Gunnedah Times.

“The whole community of Gunnedah comes together and it’s lovely to be out and see people you know, meet people you don’t know, and meet new friends.”

Ms Winsor said there were many aspects from winning the junior showgirl which assisted in the Young Woman entry, particularly in public speaking.

“Definitely talking on the microphone is one of them,” she said. “Everything else is just about being yourself.”

When she is not flying the flag as Gunnedah Show’s Young Woman, Ms Winsor is also a keen barrel racer and competed in round one of competition at the show rodeo on Saturday.

Although the successful results eluded her at the weekend, she hoped to be better for the experience.

“It wasn’t the outcome we wanted, [my horse] is only young, still getting her feet under the barrels, but it’s still good to be out there and part of it,” she said.

Ms Winsor is also a member of the Gunnedah Red Devils’ women’s rugby squad which is hoping to go one on last season’s grand final.

“I hope they get up, give us the win – we’ve already won our first round, I hope we can take it out,” she said.

Young Woman event convenor Mel Bartlett congratulated Ms Winsor for her efforts.

“We are so proud of Chennelle taking up the challenge,” she said.

“And we’re very excited to see what holds for her in the future.”

Ms Winsor urged other prospective entrants to sign up for the competition next year.

“Go for it, it’s such a wonderful thing to be a part of and it’s so bigger, it’s not just Gunnedah, you can on to zone and head to Sydney Royal,” she said.

“You get to meet so many great people, gain confidence and other skill sets, so I’d say just go for it.”

The Zone 4 features towns such as Narrabri, Tamworth, Walcha and north to Glen Innes. Up for grabs is one of two positions on the zone team to represent at Sydney.

Other winning entries from the 2024 Gunnedah Show.

Tiny Tot Gunnedah Show Representative (entrants aged 5-9 years old): 1st Bobbie Crane, 2nd Londyn Chapman.

Young Gunnedah Show Representative (entrants aged 10-14 years old): 1st Darcie Crane, 2nd Makayla Cobb.

STAR OF THE SHOW: The 2024 Gunnedah Young Woman, Chennelle Winsor, is presented with her winning sash by Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson at the Gunnedah Show’s official opening.


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