Riders ready for action
THE big names – riders, broncs and bulls – will be at the Captain Creek Pro Rodeo tomorrow with championship points and a few big prizes up for grabs.
The Captain Creek Rodeo on Murphy Road is part of the Australian Professional Rodeo Association championship circuit – the start of the northern leg of the year-long championships.
Aussie champs Mark Price from Springsure and Mark Knox from Ebenezer are out for part of the $25,000 in prize money, plus the prestige and championship points that come with riding some of the toughest bulls and bucking broncs in Australia.
Rodeo organiser Robbie McPhee said a few of the toughest rodeo animals would be at Captain Creek this weekend.
“We’ve got Daylight, a bull who has only been ridden once in 22 outings; he’s a bit of a legend and has been going around for a while; plus Brindle Cat who has gone unridden this year,” Mr McPhee said. “There’s some of the top pro riders coming too, plus a few up and comers like Jack Miller and Dale Coburn. And a couple of good horses, like Wild Man in the saddle bronc riding and Wild Child in the bareback.”
Events include saddle bronc riding, bull ride, bareback bronc riding plus the barrel races and the rope and tie.
Plus there will be plenty of cowgirls too in the barrel race, breakaway and team roping and any number of junior events.
Organiser Betty Wait said apart from the top-line rodeo events, there would be amusement rides, market stalls food and a bar plus live entertainment.
The bar will be open from noon until midnight with free camping available for those not wanting to worry about driving.
For more information call Betty Wait on 4974 9512.
We’ve got Daylight, a bull who has only been ridden once in 22 outings; he’s a bit of a legend and has been going around for a while...