Wild rides en­ter­tain crowd at Ap­ple Tree

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

WHILE event or­gan­is­ers say crowds were down at this year’s Ap­ple Tree Creek Rodeo, the show still went ahead, with 140 rid­ers tak­ing to the ring.

Rodeo sub-com­mit­tee chair Doug Schofield said the turnout was a few hun­dred less than pre­vi­ous years.

“We were a lit­tle bit down on last year, but on the whole I think we were quite pleased with it,” Mr Schofield said.

He said the Ap­ple Tree Creek event usu­ally at­tracted 1800 to 2000 peo­ple, not in­clud­ing the rid­ers.

“But this time we would have had about 1800, in­clud­ing the rid­ers,” Mr Schofield said.

The Ap­ple Tree Creek event saw 135 out of town and five Childers re­gion rid­ers par­tic­i­pate.

From 5pm to 10pm, Mr Schofield said the rid­ers took their turns in the ring.

“Which is pretty good for five hours,” Mr Schofield said.

“We had a lot of very pos­i­tive feed­back from the pa­trons.”

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WILD RIDE: Strawb Jones com­petes in the open bare­back bronc ride at the Ap­ple Tree Creek Rodeo.

MP Keith Pitt and his fam­ily Ruby, Elis­a­beth and Ali­son en­joy the show.

Mark Wag­onette is first out at the Ap­ple Tree Creek Rodeo.

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