Annual rodeo delivers the thrills and spills
ONE-tonne bucking bulls turned heads and kids had a crack at being cowboys at the annual Condamine Bell Rodeo held at the weekend.
Hundreds of participants and spectators from as far away as the Northern Territory and as near as just down the road descended on Condamine, usual population 400, to catch all the thrills and spills in the rodeo ring.
The two-day event was action-packed with the Saturday night bull, saddle and bareback rides, as well as rope and tie, steer wrestling, undecorating, breakaway, team roping and plenty of fun for the junior cowboys in bull, steer and poddy rides.
Jake Moffatt took out this year’s saddle ride with a score of 70 points, with Joshua Jones topping the leaderboard in the open bull ride with 75 points.
Mitch Eastwell was the champion of the rope and tie in a time of 9.761 seconds, while Cheyene Whitwell was the queen of the barrel race after finishing with a time of 16.173 seconds.