Sad­dle up for the rodeo

Block­buster Show week­end in Mun­dub­bera

Central and North Burnett Times - - YOUR SAY -

IT’S set to be a block­buster week­end on Satur­day, May 13 with the bulls, steers, poddy rides and the bar­rel race tak­ing place in Mun­dub­bera.

Make sure you come to the Mun­dub­bera Show to see all the ac­tion un­fold and to par­take in one of the big­gest events of the year.

Rodeo show or­gan­iser Dud­ley Pott said the event was one not to miss.

“Last year we had 13 open bull rid­ers, this year we’re hop­ing for a lot more and we’re op­ti­mistic it will happen,” Mr Pott said.

“The rodeo starts on Satur­day af­ter­noon around 1pm and will in­volve the bar­rel race, ju­nior bar­rel race, poddy ride for un­der-11 years, ju­nior bull ride, rookie bull ride and the open bull ride.

“The win­ner of the open bull ride will win $1500.”

The rodeo nor­mally lasts two-and-a-half hours and every­one is en­cour­aged to check it out.

“Bull-rid­ing for those who may not know is a chal­lenge, you’ve got to put them through the chute, then you put one rope around them and hold on tight for at least eight sec­onds,” Mr Pott said.

“If you can hold on tight for eight sec­onds you ac­crue a good score, it’s not as easy as it sounds but it’s a lot of fun.”

The Mun­dub­bera Show So­ci­ety would like to kindly thank the lo­cal stock con­trac­tors Brian and Kerry King for do­nat­ing the bulls for the day.

Any­one in­ter­ested in tak­ing part at the rodeo has to pay their nom­i­na­tion fees by Fri­day, May 5 at 3pm.

“Any­one can par­tic­i­pate at the event, the more the mer­rier,” Mr Pott said.

“The show is go­ing to be in­cred­i­ble, I’d en­cour­age every­one to go and see it for your­self.”

The Mun­dub­bera Show So­ci­ety would like to thank all of its spon­sors.

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

RIDE ’EM: Rodeo will be back on at the Mun­dub­bera Show start­ing at 1pm on Satur­day, May 13.

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