Countryman reporter scoops quadruple consecutive win
Countryman’s photographic coverage of Wagin Woolorama was awarded for the fourth year running scooping a quadruple consecutive win in the Glenys Gmeiner Media Awards.
The photograph taken last year at Woolorama of model Kalistah Shaw, which recreated Lady Godiva’s 11th century horse ride, appeared on Countryman’s front cover of the March 17, 2016 edition.
Photographer Bob Garnant received his award at this year’s opening ceremony saying it was a great honour to combine some of the best elements of Woolorama to create a winning and representative image.
“I must thank the Wagin Woolorama committee,” he said.
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“Elise Croft for supplying her horse, Chayse, Russell and Heather Meaton, of Misty Hills superfine stud, for adding their brilliant Merino fleece as a bright, fine cover-up and model Kalistah Shaw and her agency Bourne Events for such a brave and glamorous effort.”
The legend of the Lady Godiva involves an English noblewoman who rode naked through the streets of Coventry in the 11th century.
As the story goes, she was concerned by taxes imposed on her fellow citizens and completed the ride after the her husband, Lord of Coventry Leofric, said he would only lower taxes if she rode naked through the market of town.
Lady Godiva stripped off, climbed on her horse and galloped through town with only her long flowing hair covering herself.
Her efforts, the tale goes, were successful and Leofric reduced the people’s taxes immediately.
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