Rodeos in two states

Central and North Rural Weekly - - FIND A -

RODEOS at Bund­aberg and Mt Hunter on Satur­day, Septem­ber 23, will be the last chance for rid­ers to qual­ify for the War­wick Rodeo APRA Na­tional Fi­nals at the War­wick Show­grounds on Oc­to­ber 26-29.

The top 15 in all eight cham­pi­onship events in the Aus­tralian Pro­fes­sional Rodeo As­so­ci­a­tion will qual­ify for the na­tional fi­nals.

The Am­ber Ranch Bund­aberg Rodeo in Queens­land will be held for the sec­ond time on Satur­day and is ide­ally placed to at­tract the best rid­ers from cen­tral and south Queens­land.

It is a full cham­pi­onship points rodeo with all eight events on the pro­gram.

The K Ranch Timed Events Rodeo will be held on Septem­ber 23 at Mt Hunter in New South Wales.

While the rodeo is re­stricted to timed events this year, it is

likely to be ex­tended to also in­clude rough stock events next year.

Rid­ers who have al­ready se­cured a spot in the fi­nals will be aim­ing to earn prize money on Septem­ber 23 to boost the carry over points they take into the fi­nals.

While the fi­nals struc­ture has been de­signed to al­low any rider in the top 15 to win a ti­tle af­ter the four na­tional fi­nals rounds in War­wick, the ad­van­tage is with the rid­ers with the most prize money for the sea­son.

There is less than $200 prize money be­tween the 15th and 16th place get­ters in most of the stand­ings lists so there will be plenty of com­pe­ti­tion at Bund­aberg and Mt Hunter in the two Septem­ber 23 rodeos.

With one week­end of ac­tion to go in the cur­rent APRA sea­son, Emer­ald (Qld) rider Shane Kenny and Mur­ru­rundi (NSW) cow­girl Jo Cald­well lead the pro tour stand­ings.

War­wick rider Kobe Miller will be one to watch at Bund­aberg af­ter two plac­ings in last week­end’s War­wick Ju­nior Rodeo at the War­wick Show­grounds.

He won the ju­nior team rop­ing heeler event and came in sec­ond place in break­away rop­ing.

He needs a plac­ing at Bund­aberg to se­cure a spot in the team rop­ing fi­nals.

The Am­ber Ranch Rodeo at Bund­aberg is at the Am­ber Ranch Horse Rid­ing Cen­tre­and will start at 10am on Satur­day, Septem­ber 23. Tick­ets at the gate.

The K Ranch Timed Events Rodeo at Mt Hunter (NSW) is at the K Ranch Arena 180 Monks Lane, Mount Hunter and will start at 9am on Satur­day, Septem­ber 23. Tick­ets at the gate.

PHOTO: STEPHEN MOW­BRAY

RODEO TIME: All Around Cow­boy for 2017, Shane Kenny.

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