Rodeo fun de­lights

North West Telegraph - - Front Page - Robert Dougherty

Pil­bara res­i­dents and vis­i­tors have watched riders across the re­gion take the bull by the horns, in tests of strength and speed for the 20th an­niver­sary of the New­man Rodeo. Am­ber Bowtell is pic­tured tak­ing part in the break­away rop­ing.

Cow­boys and cow­girls gal­loped their way across the Pil­bara for the 20th an­niver­sary of the New­man Rodeo over the week­end.

Lo­cals and vis­i­tors showed off their best west­ern-themed at­tire and some coun­try dance moves at the com­pe­ti­tion or­gan­ised by the New­man Cam­p­draft and Rodeo As­so­ci­a­tion at the New­man rodeo grounds on Satur­day.

Rodeo en­thu­si­asts were given the op­por­tu­nity to see some buck­ing good ac­tion, with bar­rel rac­ing, sad­dle bronc, steer wrestling and bull rid­ing events, com­men­tated by an­nouncer Paul Casey.

Af­ter the ac­tion, at­ten­dees let their hair down at the af­ter party fea­tur­ing Perth band Rene­gade, per­form­ing songs by Billy Ray Cyrus, Foo Fight­ers, Van Mor­ri­son, The Pogues, Fleet­wood Mac and Queen.

Pic­ture: Robert Dougherty

Pho­tos avail­able at west­ Pic­tures: Robert Dougherty

Mitchell Burges and Blake Brown.

A group of rodeo-go­ers at the event.

Jake Wynn, Eden Lawless, Damien Swift and Jay­den Olive.

Is­abelle, 2, and SeanCamp­bell.

Louise, Michael Boshoff, Tayla, 7, Skyla, 5, and Lula Boshoff, 1.

Chantele, David, As­ton, 7, and Harper Burgess, 7.

Clin­i­cal vol­un­teer Wendy Hagan and com­mu­ni­ty­paramedic Chris Moore.

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