BIG BUCK: Action from the 2014 Miriam Vale Rodeo. Organisers are expecting this year’s event to be bigger and better with the change to the National Rodeo Association circuit.
BIG BUCK: Action from the 2014 Miriam Vale Rodeo. Organisers are expecting this year’s event to be bigger and better with the change to the National Rodeo Association circuit. Mike Richards

Miriam Vale Rodeo joins national circuit

MIRIAM Vale Rodeo organisers have been working for the whole year to make sure the event will be the best one ever, and in the end the winning cowboy will take just eight seconds to entertain the crowd.

Owen Harms is promotions officer and he is excited about one big gain for the rodeo.

"For the first time the rodeo has joined the national circuit," he said.

"It is a large-scale thing, we are with the National Rodeo Association."

Harms hopes the upscale will help bring high-class bulls and cowboys to Miriam Vale, meaning better action for spectators to watch.

There is also a lot of other action going on outside of the ring come the June 27 event.

"The chainsaw racing is one that most people don't see much," Harms said.

"What we are doing for the woodchopping is that it is an invitational event only.

"The woodchopping is for the Colin Jeffrey Memorial award."

The rodeo also has more prize money than any other event in the history of the Miriam Vale spectacle.

Amusement rides for kids and a DJ are also organised, so Harms believes there is something for everyone.

"This will be the biggest rodeo we have held in all the years it has been running."



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