People will be up for a bucking great time when Australia’s best bull riders go head-to-head in Barooga.November 26, 2012 5:00am
People will be up for a bucking great time when Australia’s best bull riders go head-to-head in Barooga.
New Zealand champion Frazer Babbington and American Zack Brown are also among the 40 cowboys billed to compete on Saturday, December 1.
It is part of the Warhouse Training PBR on the Murray Touring Pro Series and is at Barooga Recreation Reserve.
It is a qualifying event for the upcoming cup series in July — where riders will compete for more than $80
Brent Langley said organisers were looking to the weather forecasts for a fine day — after rain hampered last year’s inaugural event.
He said a ute show, trade stalls, XXXX retreat truck and a DJ were added attractions which hoped to draw crowds of more than 2000 people.
‘‘For those who have been to a rodeo, this is 10 times more exciting,’’ Mr Langley said,
‘‘It will be the ride of their lives.
‘‘It’s 100 per cent bull-riding action for the whole night.
‘‘People always want to meet the cowboys, but the real stars are the bulls — it’s the best athletes against the best athletes.’’
Mr Langley said most cowboys would arrive in Barooga on the back of competing in the cup series in NSW and Queensland.
District community groups will be involved with catering and parking — and money raised from the not-for-profit event will go back into the community.
Actor Matt Nable, of Underbelly: Badness fame, will attend and there will be filming for Nable’s new telemovie, Wrecking Ball — which depicts the story of a retired bull rider.
A car and truck have collided at Barmah-Shepparton Rd in Bunbartha near Medland Rd. Both lanes are closed and people are asked to avoid the area.
The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
THREE words were chanted in unison at Hopwood Gardens, Echuca on Thursday night — bring them here.
TRUCKS, cars and vintage machinery took over Rochester Recreation Reserve on Tuesday last week.
KYABRAM’S Margaret and Leonard Flint have come a long way since meeting in the early 1950s.
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Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
YOU probably wouldn’t expect to find an intensive care nurse running an award winning hotel and brewery, but that’s exactly what you will find when you visit Tooborac.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
At 77 years of age, popular local golfer Paul ‘Tango’ has claimed his second hole-in-one.
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