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TAMBO’s outback rodeo is one of the two big events on the town’s calendar.
This year’s event attracted crowds from far and wide and there were no serious injuries.
Nicole O’Reilly was one of the organisers and has estimated the event drew a crowd of about 500 or 600.
“I’m not exactly sure of numbers,” she said, because they didn’t charge a door fee.
“It was to support the local community.
“I think we had around 180 people ride for the day, doubling up competitors for different horses”.
There were 15 separate events - from minis to barrels and open bull.
Clayton O’Brien won the open bull ride which Nicole says is the most expensive event to compete in.
But while the day attracted the tourists, Nicole said it was also a great event for locals.
Local Tom Webster won the saddle ride and came second in the bullock.
“A fair few local juniors ride in the junior steer ride,” she said.
“A couple of local riders ride in the saddle rides and the open steers and the novice bull rides.
“We had a DJ throughout the day DJing the event and at night, everyone stayed on – there was a bar,” she said.
“We took a fair bit of money over the bar”.
Nicole said the event was very successful.
“I felt the crowd numbers were up from last year,” she said.
“We didn’t really have any major injuries for the day”
“Nobody was taken away. It was mostly just cuts and bruises.
“I’m really happy about that.
“Everyone had fun”.
YEE HA: Billy Blacker from Charleville enjoying the ups and downs of rodeo riding.
Hayden Johnson from Tambo.
Jake Kay hangs on tight.
Tambo’s Kyle Smith gets into rhythm.