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.
Water has been returned to Kinnairds and Black wetlands to help with their revitalisation after bushfire damaged them in February.
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.
Matches were split up over Good Friday and Easter Saturday throughout the region.
Painter Ben Winspear and Scott Wileman will create new works as the public look on during the at Rochester Art Exhibition.
Kyabram Bombers have the chance to beat Rochester under light for the first time this Friday evening.
Lions star recruit had a tough introduction to the GVFL.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
Eighty residents at a forum determined the Heathcote Community Plan was on track but need some fine tuning.
Cobram skate park hosts skateboarding and music for youth week.
Senior state minister Adrian Piccoli reaquainted himself with Deniliquin yesterday, leaving Deniliquin Counil hopeful it has an ally in him.
With his blue eyes and snow-coloured coat, Nanneella horse Sinatra has looks worthy of a fairytale.
Fourteen-year-old Benalla girl Jaimee Linke will launch her debut novel next month.
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