Rid­ers vy­ing for top spot

The Western Star - - RURAL WEEKLY -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

CHAM­PION EF­FORT: 2017 Bar­rel Race Cham­pion and 2017 All Around Cow­girl, from Mur­ru­rundi, Jo Cald­well.

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