It’ll be a top night ... no bull

February 28, 2018

Cody Tyrrell competes in the bareback at the Kyabram Rodeo. Photo by Luke Hemer.

KYABRAM is saddling up for this year’s rodeo and there’s a big name coming to town.

The Agricultural, Horticultural and Pastoral Society has managed to get Dakota Michaelis, 2018 Miss Rodeo Australia, to show Ky what she can do in the barrel racing competition.

The AHP Society is expecting another massive crowd to flock to the showgrounds for the 73rd running of the event on March 9.

And the favourite events are on offer including the bull ride, bareback horses, steer ride, saddle bronc, barrel racing, junior breakaway and team roping events.

“The animals seem to be getting bigger and better each year — the riders seem to be struggling to stay on for as long so they’re good events to watch,” APH Society member Janelle McDonald said.

“We have the mechanical bull back and that’s always a big hit with the crowds too.”

Mrs McDonald said feedback from previous years means the screen will most likely stay in the higher position.

“Each year we’re making sure everything is safer; with the grounds having been upgraded it’ll be a big improvement,” she said.

“It was good to have the screen higher last year so we expect it will stay the same.”

The committee also said the support of locals and businesses had been outstanding throughout the years and for any locals looking to prove they have what it takes, the steer ride will be their chance to shine.

“It’s a first come, first served arrangement, we’ll be taking 12 entries so people had better get to the show secretary’s office quickly on the night,” Mrs McDonald said.

Gates open at 5pm and the action starts at 7pm. BYO chairs, no BYO alcohol.

Tickets cost $60 for a family of two adults and all kids under 15, $25 for adults, $15 for pensioners, $10 for ages 13-17, $5 for ages 6-12 and under five free.

For more information on the rodeo, search for Kyabram Rodeo on Facebook, or phone 0499 656 075.

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