Wild rides entertain crowd at Apple Tree
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.”
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.