Kyabram's 69th Rodeo was watched by a crowd of more than 3000 people.March 12, 2014 4:35am
It was standing room only around the main arena at Kyabram Showgrounds for Friday night’s 69th Kyabram Rodeo.
A bumper crowd of more than 3000 people meant gate takings were up 10 per cent on last year’s rodeo to about $30
The number of individual rider entries was slightly down on last year’s event, but the action in the arena was of the high quality Kyabram has come to expect.
The night produced some great riding from some of the top cowboys and cowgirls in Australia and Gary McPhee’s stock provided them with plenty of challenges.
With the tri-series of rodeos taking place in Victoria during the long weekend at Kyabram, Merrijig and Chiltern, official results have not yet been released.
Kyabram AH and P Society secretary Janelle McDonald said she was pleased overall with the event.
‘‘I was pleased to see more young families coming along and enjoying the rodeo action and sideshows this year,’’ she said.
‘‘We had good reports on the arena surface from the riders and when the barrel racers asked us to rake it a bit deeper for them, our volunteers stepped up and did a great job.’’
One young cowboy had a nasty whack on the chin during the afternoon’s session and needed some stitches, but Mrs McDonald said he seemed more concerned whether he had stayed on for eight seconds in his ride.
‘‘Another rider had a horse roll on him in the evening and was a bit winded, but was still planning to ride at Merrijig on Saturday,’’ she said.
‘‘The security staff did a great job and they were pleased with how well such a big crowd behaved. I haven’t heard of any problems and there was a bit less litter than usual to clean up the next day which was good.’’
Sideshow alley takings were up this year with features including mini-motor bikes proving popular with the younger audience.
‘‘The rodeo was really well supported by people from around the district and there were also a lot who came a bit further which is always good to see for Kyabram,’’ Mrs McDonald said.
‘‘Now we have to start planning for next year’s 70th anniversary Kyabram Rodeo.’’
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