En­ter­tain­ment for all promised

Chinchilla News - - ADVERTISING FEATURE | 2017 CONDAMINE BELL RODEO -

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.

PHOTO: FILE

EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: Fans can look for­ward to thrills and spills.

PHOTO: FILE

SAD­DLE UP: The novice bull ride at the Con­damine Bell Rodeo.

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