NEXT
RODEO:
M5 ECHUCA RODEO, VIC FEBRUARY 23 ENTRY DATES: 14/15 February
WHITTLESEA RODEO FEBRUARY 24 ENTRY DATES: February 14/15
M5 MARYBOROUGH RODEO, VIC MARCH 01 ENTRY DATES: 21/22 Feb
M5 GRIFFITH PRO RODEO - POSTPONED MARCH 01 ENTRY DATES: 21/21 February
HAY, NSW MARCH 02 ENTRY DATES: 21/22 February 2024
BARRABA RODEO NSW MARCH 02 ENTRY DATES: 21/02/2024 - 22/02/2024
MILLMERRAN SHOW RODEO MARCH 02 ENTRY DATES: 21/02/2024 - 22/02/2024
KYABRAM RODEO, VIC MARCH 08 ENTRY DATES: 28/02/2024-29/02/2024
GOWRIE PARK RODEO, TAS MARCH 09 ENTRY DATES: 28/29 Feb
MERRIJIG RODEO - VIC MARCH 09 ENTRY DATES: 28/02/2024 - 29/02/2024
12 August, 2022

ROCKHAMPTON BULL RIDER

Rockhampton bull rider, Jacob Carige, is a World Champion. 

 
The 2022 Australian Junior Bull & Steer Ride Champion had been on American soil less than two days before he won a bull ride, which was just four days before he began his campaign at the Youth Bull Riders World Finals – where, after four rides, the 17-year-old walked away with the YBR World Champion Bull Ride title. 
 
“It’s been something that’s been on my mind, I’ve been thinking about it a lot,” said Jacob. 
 
“It was an event that I really wanted to do well at, to really start things off well over here.
 
“We arrived last Friday, rolled into Dallas in the early morning, then we headed to Oklahoma Saturday, where I won a bull ride and then we headed to Stephenville via Dallas before driving to Abilene for the Finals.”
 
It’s not Jacob’s first trip to America, nor is it his first time competing at the World Finals. 
 
“The first two trips were for the same Finals and I remember watching Macaulie Leather (a fellow Aussie & Queensland cowboy) win The World in the Open when I was maybe 12,” said Jacob.
 
“And I came over the same age he was when he won it, so I’ve been at the event before, but this time I was just hungrier, I’ve gotten better and I just wanted to win it.”
 
Taking the 2022 Junior Australian Champion titles for both bull & steer ride, and the 2022 Junior Pro Tour Bull Ride Champion, Jacob’s preparation, physical fitness and mindset, are fundamental to his achievements – but it’s routine that he really relies on. 
 
“I like to keep things simple and the same, as I go into every ride the same, how I act, how I feel,” said Jacob. 
 
“The routine, is what helps me deal with the pressure and prevent it from getting to me.”
 
With his parents joining Jacob for this wild-ride, the family are off to settle Jacob into Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, where he’ll study Mechanical Engineering. And, rodeo with one of the country’s biggest and best rodeo teams.
 
“My parents have certainly done a lot for me, I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them that’s for sure,” said Jacob.
 
“They’ve allowed me to travel and be accepting of me wanting to train and compete.” 
 
And whilst he’s humble and very thankful for the opportunity to be travelling and getting the opportunity to rodeo with people he’s looked up to, the cowboy has goals. 
 
“I’d love to meet Sage Kimzey and talk about how he maintains his consistency and seems to not let anything bother him,” said Jacob.
 
“And, I want to win the CNFR bull riding title. And win it in my first year.” 
 


[ BACK ]
ANNOUNCEMENTS
27-November-23
Bull Riding Director Required
Expressions of Interest to Head Office by 31st December 2023
19-January-23
DAY MEMBERSHIP
Important Update
08-December-22
Team Roping Rule Reminder
17-October-22
2022 AGM Proxy Voting Form
2022 AGM Proxy Voting Form
RODEO POSTERS

Australian Professional Rodeo Association
Postal Address: PO BOX 264, Warwick QLD 4370
Office Address: 4 Alice St, Warwick QLD 4370
Ph: 07 4661 8183 - Fx: 07 4661 4990 - Email: apra@prorodeo.com.au
Website by JPH DESIGNS