Cherbourg volunteers at Ekka

Jaquarn Carlo-Sandow and Patrick Murray Jnr worked hard as part of the Ekka crew -they loved the horse-jump in the Cherbourg Hornet colours. PICTURE: Glenis Miller

Cherbourg men Patrick Murray Jnr and Jaquarn Carlo-Sandow were spotted recently at the Royal Queensland Show.

They were learning a wide range of new knowledge and skills being a part of the EKKA working crew.

The men have been setting up for special EKKA events like the prestigious Thoroughbred/Standardbred day, cattle events, horse judging and working closely with the course builder to create the showjumping courses in the main arena.

They particularly took a shine to the jump that contained the Cherbourg Hornets colours.

Patrick and Jaquarn were part of the Ekka work crew that completed many tasks behind the scenes so the show patrons and competitors could enjoy what was on offer in the arena.

When asked what they were enjoying the most about their EKKA experience, Patrick shared “It’s been like home away from home. It’s a mix of country and city lifestyle. It has been great to see some things up close that most people would not get to see. Like the rare breeds of livestock.”

Jaquarn said “I just like the vibe of it all. It’s a great atmosphere here at the EKKA.”