Rodeo’s on the way to Mossman
APOLLO Creed and Crazy Trucker are going to light up the night in Mossman on August 19.
No, they’re not thrash metal bands but something much heavier – tons of angry bull.
Apollo Creed is nothing less than the National Rodeo Council’s Bull of the Year and has never been ridden in the current NQ Bullriding Series. Crazy Trucker also has the distinction of being unridden.
The series, affiliated with Rodeo Services Australia, started in Mareeba on June 10 and is following up with a second outing in Mossman where we will have an opportunity see local men Joey Buckingham and Bert Gregory in action.
Joey was winner of the NRA finals for Junior Bull Ride in 2014, and qualified for the Australian High School Rodeo finals in 2015.
He won Novice Bull ride at the Mareeba Rodeo 2016, was second in the Junior Bull ride in Brisbane this year, third in the bull ride in Einsleigh and second novice at the Laura Rodeo and Georgetown Rodeo.
Bert Gregory was the 2016 Northern Australian Horse and Cattle Association Bull Riding Champion, and the winner of the Chillagoe rodeo.
Also coming to Mossman is Herberton woman Cherie Bramich, who is first runner up in the Rodeo Queen of Australia quest.
The organisers are hoping local woman show an interest in joining the quest.
“The aim is to raise awareness for the great sport we all admire and enjoy, as an entrant we thrive to do this on a daily basis,” Ms Bramich told the
The winner of the quest, which is open to women between 17 and 34, receives a 21day trip to the US and Canada, visiting rodeo events from Calgary to Fort Worth, as well as various events in Australia.
Finals for this series will be held in Cairns in October.
Local sponsors/donors include Marano Fuels Mossman, Demi View Motel and Mossman Agricultural Services.
Joey Buckingham competing in the bull ride