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25 August, 2015

BOLAND & BABBINGTON TO WATCH AT DARWIN

Photo of Fraser Babbington by Stephen Mowbray – www.stephenmowbrayphotography.com
Photo of Matt Boland by Dave Ethell – www.dephotos.com.au

 

 

BULL riders from Haden and Beaudesert in Queensland to Docher in Victoria will head to Darwin for the final rodeo on the Australian Professional Rodeo Association Northern Run on Saturday. (August 22)

The rodeo has attracted 190 nominations, including 22 in the open bull ride and 25 in the second-division event.

After winning the bull ride at the Australian Rodeo Heritage Centre Bull Ride in Warwick in July, Matt Boland from Haden near Toowoomba will be one to watch in Darwin.

Beaudesert rider Fraser Babbington is a title winner in the APRA after moving from New Zealand and will start favourite in Darwin.

Bryden Atkins from Docher in Victoria won titles as a junior and has competed successfully overseas and will be one of the favourites.

The Northern Territory hopes will rest on the shoulders of Mark Lamberth who won the richest rodeo in Australia this month at Mt Isa and Darcy McBean who was the winner early on the Northern Run at Emerald.

Some of the best cowgirls in Australia will compete at Mt Isa, including Lockington, Victoria, rider Cherie O’Donoghue.

She has the most titles of any cowgirl in APRA history and will be hard to beat in a field of 21 in breakaway roping and 19 in the barrel race.

Some of her toughest opposition will come from her niece and fellow Victorian rider Shianne O’Donoghue-Kent.

Tenielle Middleton and her husband Clancy come from Hughenden in North Queensland and will be two of the favourites in timed event, Tenielle is in the barrel race and breakaway roping and Clancy in the rope and tie, steer wrestling and team roping.

APRA RODEO PROGRAM: August 22 Darwin (NT); September 12 Pussycat Flats Rodeo (NT); October 4 Marrabel (SA); October 10 Rockhampton (Qld); October 21 Hobart Show Bulls and Barrels (Tas); October 22-25 Warwick Rodeo Australian Championships (Qld)..

More information from APRA on 07 4661 8183

 

 



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