There will be bucking animals, real-life cowboys and a ute show to entertain everyone in Barooga this weekend — no bull.JESSICA GRIMBLE November 30, 2012 5:00am
There will be bucking animals, real-life cowboys and a ute show to entertain everyone in Barooga this weekend — no bull.
The Professional Bull Riding on the Murray Touring Pro Series, at Barooga Recreation Reserve on Saturday, is a qualifying event for the cup series in July.
About 40 cowboys including New Zealand champion Frazer Babbington, American Zack Brown and current Australian title leader Troy Wilkinson will take on other leading athletes — the bulls — at the event.
‘‘This is a rock show with bulls,’’ organiser Dean Miller said. ‘‘It’s an extreme sport — and the toughest sport on dirt.’’
Mr Miller said gates would open at noon and a ute show would start at 1
Rodeo Queen entrant Dani Quinsee, of Kyabram, will lead a barrel racing demonstration. There will be whip-cracking demonstrations, food and clothing stalls and entertainment — including a mechanical bull.
‘‘It is an event that people have never seen before. These blokes (the cowboys) are true athletes,’’ Mr Miller said.
The PBR bull riders have spent the past three months travelling thousands of kilometres striving to finish as the number one-ranked rider for the season — and secure a wild card position into the PBR world finals in Las Vegas.
A bull draw — matching bulls to sponsors — is at Barooga pub on Friday night from 7
Actor Matt Nable, of Underbelly: Badness fame will attend Saturday’s PBR and there will be filming for Nable’s new telemovie, Wrecking Ball — which depicts the story of a retired bull rider.
A three vehicle collision is causing delays on the Midland Hwy, Tatura
More than 2200 people have signed up to show their support for a campaign to have the green route chosen for the new Yarrawonga Mulwala bridge.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Goulburn Murray Cricket has allocated Echuca and Girgarre with joint C grade premierships after the clubs both agreed on the proposal.
A woman from Rochester has been jailed for breaching her bail conditions.
Tongala family hopes for transplant call for six-year-old.
A Seymour man has more cause than most to reflect on the price of war.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
The people of Heathcote and district chipped in more than $13,000 for the Food Friday Appeal and more donations are yet to be counted.
Barooga have completed a 117-point rout against Cobram in the Murray Football League's cross-river derby.
Deniliquin's Easter Sunday in the Park attracted about 200 people for the traditional family fun day.
Monitoring of the Murray River around the Barmah-Millewa Forest region in the past two spawning seasons has found larval Murray cod and Murray spiny crayfish in areas affected by the 2011 blackwater event.
Police are searching for a driver that rammed a Benalla police vehicle this morning.
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