Spills, thrills and big bucks in ring

The Northern Advocate - - Local News -

New Zealand’s top rodeo rid­ers were on show at the Mid North­ern Rodeo over two days at the week­end. Some of the best buck­ing broncs and bulls in the busi­ness made sure com­peti­tors didn’t get an easy ride. Pho­tog­ra­pher Michael Cun­ning­ham was there.

Pro­test­ers out­side the Mid North­ern Rodeo in Whanga¯ rei.

Have­lock North cow­boy Ross Dowl­ing hangs on in the open sad­dle bronc ride.

Right: Tate Mac­don­ald, from Athol, takes a laid­back ap­proach to his bronc rid­ing

Left: Aaron Church Jnr, leaps off his mount to wres­tle a steer.

Corey Church, from Ro­torua, man­ages to get a hand on a steer dur­ing his crack at the steer wrestling event.

Arthur Shaw, from Am­ber­ley, gets a tough ride in the bare­back bronc com­pe­ti­tion.

Kamo’s Ken Massey is a com­mit­tee mem­ber for the Mid North­ern Rodeo.

Na­tional sec­re­tary Dianna Brad­shaw keeps the show on the road.

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