CROWN COMPETITOR: Keen Warwick horse rider and vet student Angela Krahe is vying to be named the 2017 Miss Warwick Showgirl.
CROWN COMPETITOR: Keen Warwick horse rider and vet student Angela Krahe is vying to be named the 2017 Miss Warwick Showgirl. Sophie Lester

Krahe out to take title at Warwick Show

WITH the 150th Warwick Show just around the corner, local teen Angela Krahe has thrown her hat in the ring in the showgirl quest.

After taking the junior title in 2014, the 19-year-old wants to take the crown again as Miss Warwick Showgirl for 2017.

Miss Krahe said after taking a break, she was excited to return to the pageant for her chance to represent the much-loved event.

"I go to the show every year, and compete in hacking and showjumping,” she said.

"When I won junior showgirl I was glad I could give back to the show, so I'd love to have the opportunity to do that again.

"I grew up in Brisbane but I've spent the last nine years here in Warwick.

"It was a bit of a change of pace for our family but it was good for me as I wanted to pursue my riding.”

When she's not in the arena, Miss Krahe studies equine science at the University of Queensland Gatton campus.

She said she hoped agricultural shows would be a key part of the Warwick community for years to come.

"Shows give the local community a chance to show off their stock and what they've been doing through the year,” Miss Krahe said.

"There's so much on offer to enter, like photography, that the community doesn't realise,” she said.

"I think shows are still going strong overall despite needing to change up a bit.”

A key part of the quest for all showgirl entrants is their fundraising.

"When I entered in 2014 I didn't have as much time to concentrate on fundraising,” Miss Krahe said.

"I'm hoping to have a bit more time this year because all the money goes back into the showgrounds,” she said.

"I'm holding a multi-draw raffle and trivia afternoon on February 26 from 2pm in the Douglas Feez Pavilion.”

Miss Warwick Showgirl will be announced on Saturday, March 18, ahead of the show weekend on March 24-26.

Nominations close on March 10.

For more information and for nomination forms, go to warwickshowandrodeo. com.au



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