Rid­ing high at Bartlett Park

Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

BARTLETT Park Rodeo or­gan­is­ers are cel­e­brat­ing af­ter record nom­i­na­tions in their week­end event, de­spite the can­cel­la­tion of Fri­day’s ju­nior and novice events.

A to­tal of 480 com­peti­tors took to the ring on Satur­day for their chance to claim prize­money at the event, which re­placed the two rodeos usu­ally held at Bartlett Park each year.

The ju­nior and novice events were rolled into the Satur­day event af­ter spon­sor­ship fell short.

It was a long day of com­pe­ti­tion, start­ing at 9am and fin­ish­ing at 10.30pm.

Com­mit­tee mem­ber Erin Jusseaume said it was non- stop rodeo ac­tion.

“The crowd was sec­ond to none … the com­peti­tors just kept feed­ing off it,” she said.

Macken­zie Bar­rett, 12, from Black River with horse Rus­sell.

Ryan Liv­ing­stone from Townsville in the novice bull ride.

Pic­tures: EVAN MOR­GAN

Ty Finch and Fe­ly­cia Han­cock at the Bartlett Park Rodeo.

Jar­ryd Galvin of Cairns in the novice steer wrestling.

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