No bull, just a top day
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.
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.
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.