Entertainment for all promised
Our committee has tried to focus on keeping the Condamine Bell Rodeo a family event.
— Kirstie Broom
RIDERS will saddle up for the annual Condamine Bell Rodeo next weekend, for an event which is guaranteed to provide a whole lot of excitement and entertainment.
The National Rodeo Association (NRA) hosts the event which will be held on Saturday, September 9, and will see some of the countries best bull riders look to gain valuable championship points ahead of the finals in November.
The Condamine Bell Rodeo will be held in Condamine at the Condamine Rodeo Grounds.
Organisers are promising a full days worth of entertainment for the whole family at the annual event.
Secretary of the Condamine Bell Rodeo, Kirstie Broom, said this was an event not to be missed.
“The Condamine rodeo is a great afternoon filled with action packed excitement with some of the best cowboys in Queensland in attendance,” she said.
“Pack the chairs in the car, buckle the kids in and come and enjoy another year of thrills and spills.”
The rodeo is a popular event with locals, and its popularity was demonstrated in the pouring rain last year.
“Last year we had to postpone the rodeo due to heavy rainfall forecasts,” Mrs Broom.
“We rebooked for the third weekend in October which brought us more rain.
“It was obvious then how many people were willing to support the Condamine Bell Rodeo, rain, hail or shine. I recall standing in the arena freezing, clothes saturated and looking up in the stands amazed at how many people were still sitting watching.
“This is why each and every year our small committee aims to keep this event on the calendar.”
But it is not only the rodeo which will entertain the crowds on September 9.
The event caters for all interests and age groups, which has been a focus of the committee for a number of years.
“Since the Condamine Rodeo was reintroduced our committee has tried to focus on keeping the Condamine Bell Rodeo a family event, ensuring all ages experience a bit of enjoyment for a Saturday afternoon,” Mrs Broom said.
“Let Er Buck Pro Services will be providing some kids novelties being introduced for the first time at the Condamine Rodeo known as the Bouncy Bronc Riding and Bouncy Barrel Racing, as well as the already established Bouncy Bull Riding.”
This year’s event will also be raising money for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.
The event will officially begin at 11am with the preliminary bull riding, with the main event starting at 3pm. After the rodeo, there will be live entertainment until late.
Entry is $5 per person, with children in primary school and below entering for free.
ENTERTAINMENT: Fans can look forward to thrills and spills.
SADDLE UP: The novice bull ride at the Condamine Bell Rodeo.