Riders vying for top spot
RODEOS at Bundaberg and Mt Hunter on Saturday, September 23, will be the last chance for riders to qualify for the Warwick Rodeo APRA National Finals, being held at Warwick Showgrounds from October 26–29.
The top 15 in all eight championship events in the Australian Professional Rodeo Association will qualify for the national finals.
The Amber Ranch Bundaberg Rodeo will be held on Saturday for the second time and is ideally placed to attract the best riders from central and south Queensland.
It is a full championship points rodeo with all eight events on the program.
The K Ranch Timed Events Rodeo will be held on September 23 at Mt Hunter.
While the rodeo is restricted to timed events this year, it is likely next year to be extended to include rough stock events.
Riders who have already secured a spot in the finals will be aiming to earn prizemoney to boost the carryover points they take into finals.
While the finals structure has been designed to allow any rider in the top 15 to win a title after the four national finals rounds in Warwick, the advantage is with the riders with the most prizemoney.
There is less than $200 prizemoney between the 15th and 16th placegetters in most of the standings lists, so there will be plenty of competition at Bundaberg and Mt Hunter in the two September 23 rodeos.
The Amber Ranch Rodeo at Bundaberg is at the Amber Ranch Horse Riding Centre, 123 Lakeview Dr, Alloway, and will start at 10am on Saturday, September 23.
The K Ranch Timed Events Rodeo at Mt Hunter (NSW) is at the K Ranch Arena,
180 Monks Ln, Mount Hunter, and will start at 9am on Saturday, September 23.
Tickets at the gate.
CHAMPION EFFORT: 2017 Barrel Race Champion and 2017 All Around Cowgirl, from Murrurundi, Jo Caldwell.