Our 2014 Showgirl Erin Jackson - January 15, 2015
My experience of being 2014 showgirl
I entered the 2014 Coffs Harbour Showgirl competition as I was looking for a personal challenge. I am quite shy by nature and find it hard to speak in front of people so this experience was well out of my comfort zone and made me push myself and achieve new things.
I have been competing at the Coffs Harbour Show in equestrian events since I was 10 years old and I am most comfortable when I am riding my horse. I have watched many girls sashed as the showgirl over the years and it was an honour to be named as the Showgirl in the centenary year of the show.
I had just finished studying a Diploma in Events Management when the opportunity arose for me to enter the 2014 showgirl competition. The competition itself was a very enjoyable experience as it gave me the opportunity to meet new people and to push myself into things that I am not always comfortable doing.
The interview with the show committee gave me practice in interviewing skills and the centenary dinner gave me the opportunity to meet all the junior showgirls and the rest of the show society committee and many members of the Coffs Harbour community.
I have just had the opportunity to take part in a Showgirl “Boot camp” to prepare me for the Zone competition in a couple of weeks. This was a great opportunity and I met some of the other Zone finalists at this weekend. I am looking forward to going to the Zone finals and representing Coffs Harbour and our Show Society.
I would encourage all girls to enter the showgirl competition as it is a great opportunity and lots of fun.