No bull, just a top day

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE -

NOT a cloud marred the sky as school­girl Tianna Crofts sang the na­tional an­them at Mun­dub­bera’s an­nual bullarama.

Monto’s Tim Sin­clair was the most suc­cess­ful North Bur­nett rider and he placed sec­ond in the sad­dle bronc.

Com­peti­tors trav­elled from Lowood, Al­lora, Surat, Yuleba and Chin­chilla. ■ Full story and more pho­tos on

MUN­DUB­BERA’S an­nual Bullarama at­tracted com­peti­tors from near and far to a well-run event with im­pres­sive ac­tion.

Un­like pre­vi­ous years, when rain has been a prob­lem, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky when Mun­dub­bera school­girl Tianna Crofts sang the na­tional an­them and an­nouncer Pat Staines in­tro­duced QRA rodeo queen, princess, bull­fight­ers, judges and the top rid­ers to the crowd.

Bulls were sup­plied by Stu­art Timms of Pitsworth and horses by Rick Knud­sen of Ta­room and all were in top buck­ing con­di­tion.

Ten North Bur­nett rid­ers com­peted with the most suc­cess­ful be­ing Tim Sin­clair from Monto who placed sec­ond in the Sad­dle Bronc.

Other com­peti­tors trav­elled from Lowood, Al­lora, Surat, Yuleba and Chin­chilla.

This year’s Open Bull Ride was won by An­thony Ellem ahead of Danny Con­noly and Harry Bridges

Win­ner of the Novice Bull Ride, Karl Ware, re­cently won at Dal­larnil as well and is ded­i­cat­ing his wins to his good mate, Cody Gre­aly, who was in­jured in a work ac­ci­dent a few weeks ago.

Sad­dle Bronc was the first of­fi­cial event of rodeo­ing with Greg Hamil­ton tak­ing out first place at the Mun­dub­bera event.

The win­ner of the Bare­back Ride was Dick Peterkin.

Ju­ve­nile, Novice and Ladies Bar­rels were held with some com­peti­tors plac­ing in more than one event.

Amanda Hair placed first in the Ladies’ Bar­rels fol­lowed by Jane Clarke who won the Ju­ve­nile event.

The Novice Bar­rel win­ner was Mandy Burgess.

Chin­chilla bar­rel racer Amy Dol­bel has been com­pet­ing for years and has two brothers who bull ride.

She placed fourth in both Ju­ve­nile and Novice Bar­rels and Jake Kay took out the Ju­nior Steer.

Bull­fighter of the Year Dan Wee­den in­tro­duced his son, Darcy, to the sport of rodeo and worked hard to keep com­peti­tors safe.

Fel­low bull­fighter Matt Bunn was re­cov­er­ing from bro­ken ribs, an in­jury sus­tained sev­eral weeks ago.

Af­ter the rough and tum­ble of bull fight­ing, he re­ported hav­ing no feel­ing in his legs and was at­tended by am­bu­lance of­fi­cers be­fore be­ing taken to hospi­tal where he is rest­ing com­fort­ably.

Mun­dub­bera Bullarama sec­re­tary Sh­eryl Gle­ich said com­peti­tors had been pleased with the day and most said they’d be back next year.

The Bullarama com­mit­tee thanks all spon­sors, spec­ta­tors and com­peti­tors, con­grat­u­lates all win­ners and place get­ters and looks for­ward to an even big­ger rodeo next year.

Photo: Sue Har­ris

NA­TIONAL AN­THEM: Tianna Crofts sang the na­tional an­them at the Mun­dub­bera Bullarama. With her is an­nouncer Pat Staines, QRA ju­nior rodeo princess Sa­man­tha Col­lis from Chin­chilla and Bull­fighter of the Year Dan Wee­den.

Photo: Contributed

WIN­NING RIDE: Dick Peterkin com­petes in the bare­back horse ride at the Mun­dub­bera Bullarama on his way to first place.

FLAG­BEARER: QRARodeo Queen Kel­lie Ram­say car­ried the flag at the open­ing of the Mun­dub­bera Bullarama.

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