War­wick rider goes for gold

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - Rural Weekly -

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.

UP­COM­ING RODEOS

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

PHOTO: DAVE ETHELL PHO­TOS

IN FORM: Kobe Miller from War­wick.

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