Bucking beauty at Mt Larcom
THE thunderous thudding of hooves and humans hitting the dirt resonated throughout the Mt Larcom showgrounds on Saturday at the biennial Mt Larcom Rodeo.
The event saw the age-old battle between man, beast and gravity again rear its endearing head for the 800 spectators who turned out despite the threat of hostile weather.
“There was some good bucking stock, we had really good competitors and great support from the Central Rodeo Cowboys Association (CRCA),” Mount Larcom Show Society coordinator Tanya Goodman said.
Almost $7000 in prizemoney was up for grabs in events such as bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback, barrel race, breakaway, team roping, rope and tie, and steer wrestling as well as those for juniors and rookies.
Russell Cox pocketed $1000 for his victory in the feature bull ride event, while Cameron Bell was also a standout performer with wins in the rope and tie and steer wrestling.
In the junior divisions Jesse Vannek won the bull ride, Makayla Saunders took out the bale and Kiah Barney conquered the break rope.
“It was very well organised. The CRCA are very professional with the way they run rodeos,” Goodman said.
In the wake of another successful event there are whispers of a return to annual Mt Larcom rodeos depending on the level of support.
Bull ride: Russell Cox
Saddle Bronc: Scott Burgess
Bareback: Deon Lane
Team Roping: Cameron Milner and Lance Spannagle
Rope & Tie: Cameron Bell
Steer Wrestling: Cameron Bell
Ladies Bale: Leslie Moore
Ladies Breakaway: Jorja Watkins