An adren­a­line rush

Jandowae turns out for rodeo night

Chinchilla News - - SPORT - Brooke Dun­can Brooke.Dun­can@chin­chillanews.com.au

RODEO: The Jandowae com­mu­nity has kicked up the dust for a wild night of bull­rid­ing.

The Jandowae Tim­ber­town Fes­ti­val Bull Ride was held on Satur­day night and fea­tured live en­ter­tain­ment, a jump­ing cas­tle for chil­dren, and of course plenty of heart-pound­ing ac­tion.

Tim­ber­town com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Leon Druce said it was a great night with dou­ble their ex­pected at­ten­dance.

“I think there was just over 600... we said we would be happy with 300,” Druce said.

“(The) num­bers are fan­tas­tic, es­pe­cially be­ing the first one.”

The bull­ride it­self jumped into ac­tion at 6pm, with com­peti­tors vy­ing for pres­tige and prizes.

Druce said the sport drew in com­peti­tors and crowds who love the adrenalin.

“There was some re­ally good bulls, I think in the novice they were too good for the rid­ers, no one scored,” he said. HEART-POUND­ING: A bull rider com­petes for top spot at the Jandowae Tim­ber­town Fes­ti­val Bull Ride.

“It’s an­other event for every­one to come out to but there’s a lot of out-of-town­ers, which is awe­some.

“Our aim is to keep en­ter­tain­ment cheap to get in, so it was only $5 en­try and just so you can come and have a good time re­ally.”

And a good time it was, with the fun stretch­ing late into the night and great feed­back.

Druce said the com­mit­tee

planned to make the bull ride an an­nual event for the Jandowae com­mu­nity.

Druce ex­tended a spe­cial thanks to at­ten­dees, as well as the Tim­ber­town com­mit­tee, and other com­mu­nity com­mit­tees that helped or­gan­ise and run the event.

PHOTO: G. VICK­ERY PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

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