Warwick rider goes for gold
KOBE Miller and Ellysa Kenny have finished the Junior season as the leaders in Australian Professsional Rodeo Association standings.
Miller is from Warwick and is the Top Point Cowboy and leader in the Rope and Tie and Team Roping Heeler standings going into the June 29-30 Junior National Finals Series at Emerald.
Kenny, of Emerald, won last year’s open All Around Cowgirl Title while still a Junior and leads the High Point Junior Cowgirl, Team Roping Header, Breakaway Roping and Barrel Racing standings going into the finals.
The top 10 in each APRA Junior event will compete in the finals in late June in Emerald.
Miller competed with his father Jeff in open Team Roping for one placings in the rounds at last year’s Warwick Rodeo APRA National Finals.
Kenny’s father Shane and Jeff Miller have won national open titles together in Team Roping so the two High Point leaders in Juniors have been taught the finer points of the sport from the best.
NSW rider Toby Hale heads the Junior Steer Ride standings and will start as favourite at Emerald in a field which includes riders from Queensland, NSW, Victoria and South Australia.
There are no APRA rodeos this weekend and then the Warwick Evandale Junior Rodeo is on June 23, which will be the final warm-up for Juniors competing at Emerald.
The Junior National Finals Series will be held in conjunction with an open rodeo on June 30 which is the first event on the Northern Run which starts at Emerald and finishes at the Mt Isa Rotary Rodeo on August 9-12.
June 23 – Warwick Evandale Junior Rodeo, QLD
June 29-30– Junior National Finals Rodeo Emerald, QLD
June 30 – Emerald CQ Bodyworx Rodeo, QLD
July 28 – Golden Run Rural Richmond Rodeo, QLD
July 28 – Taroom Rodeo, QLD
July 29 – Flinders River Hughenden Timed Event Rodeo, QLD
August 3 – Cloncurry Junior Rodeo, QLD
August 3 – Cloncurry Xtreme Bulls, QLD
August 3-4– Cloncurry Merry Muster Rodeo, QLD
August 9-12 – Mt Isa Rodeo, QLD
IN FORM: Kobe Miller from Warwick.