Tooma cowboy Brad Pierce took home a swag of trophies at Deniliquin’s annual rodeo on Saturday, and will be looking to do the same in Finley this Friday night.January 2, 2013 4:08am
Australia’s top ranked cowboy Brad Pierce had crowds cheering at Deniliquin on Saturday, and will repeat his masterful performance at Finley on Friday.
Pierce is keen to continue his dominance in both the bucking bull and saddle bronc events, and live up to the world rookie all-round and bull riding titles he won in America.
Pierce won the all-round cowboy title after claiming the saddle bronc and open bull ride sections at Deniliquin.
The number one ranked Professional Rodeo Association (APRA) cowboy is a crowd pleaser, and will be sure not to disappoint at Finley.
At Finley, Pierce will have a tough task ahead of him after drawing the Garry McPhee horse Diana Doll and facing stiff competition.
Well known rider Peter Moffatt will be trying his hardest to knock Pierce off the top spot, with the Queenslander drawing Roach.
Pierce will also face current APRA all around champion Rhys Angland, of Wantabadgeryin NSW, who is tipped to be the ‘‘toughest opposition’’ at Finley on Friday.
There will also be a showdown expected when the cowgirls take to the rodeo arena.
Adele Edwards of Gundagai and APRA standings leader Leslie Moore from Denman in NSW will both go head-to-head again at Finley on Friday, in a field of 45.
Finley’s rodeo is among the last in what APRA calls the ‘Christmas run’ and will feature some of Australia’s best bucking bulls and broncos.
Australia’s top cowboys and cowgirls will be competing in a number of different events such as the bull ride, saddle bronc ride, bareback ride, steer wrestling, breakaway roping, team roping barrel racing and lots more.
There will also be a number of junior events like the popular pony bareback ride.
The feature event will be the poley saddle buckjump ride, where riders will be tasked with cracking a stock whip while riding a bucking horse.
And all the action will be streamed live on the Bigscreens Australia’s ‘big screen’ at the Showgrounds.
Away from the rodeo arena, there will be a licensed bar, refreshments and food available during the evening.
The gates at the Finley Showgrounds open from 5pm, with the rodeo action starting from 7pm.
Children enjoy sixth Shepparton Community Reading Day at various locations in central business district.
Living with a disability will be in the spotlight on Wednesday, December 3 when community organisations compete in an ‘all abilities’ challenge through the streets of Yarrawonga.
Last week Victorian Collections passed a major milestone, with the 50000th historical object record from the state’s heritage collections uploaded to the site.
Hundreds flocked to Gunbower on Sunday to watch the Gunbower Pacing Cup.
The Christmas decorations exhibition at the Rochester Shire Hall was a hit with many visitors.
Local recovering after workplace injury
Simone Robson and her young daughter shouldn't even be alive - but she has found a remarkable form of rehabilitation that could lead on to something much bigger.
No luck for Finley in Murray Valley cricket.
Tayla Edsall has donated her long locks to the Cut for Cancer program, which makes wigs for cancer patients.
Cobram entrant joins hundreds starting the Massive Murray Paddle.
Deniliquin business Charlie Carp attracts international interest.
A spring Future Orchards walks will be held at Coomboona on Friday November 28 from 9.30am.
Top price was a pen of first-cross border leicester/merino ewes offered by Tony and Anne Mort of ‘Mardie’, Winton and purchased by Heath Cowell of ‘Mundara’, Tallarook for $208.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.