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21 May, 2021

RODEO TRAIN HEADS TO NEBO

APRA Rodeo Train Heads to Nebo

- Gerard Walsh
 
HORSES will be trucked from Upper Horton in New South Wales for the annual Nebo Rodeo on Saturday, May 22.
The rodeo is for championship points in the Australian Professional Rodeo Association and will be held in the undercover arena at the Nebo Showgrounds. The rodeo starts at 3pm and tickets must be bought online due to COVID-19 guidelines.
Rodeo organiser Jarrod Deguara said saddle bronc riders were keen to get on the bucking broncs transported by Eddie and Malcolm Gill from Upper Horton in the New England region in New South Wales.
“The Gill horses have a following as the riders know they will get a good one,” he said.
With 50 points on offer for the performance of the rider and 50 points for the quality of the buck from the horse, cowboys believe they will have a good shot at the prizemoney if they can ride time.
Clermont saddle bronc rider Clayton Braden will be one of the favourites for the saddle bronc.
In 2017, Wandoan rider David Worsfold recorded an APRA record of 92 points on bareback bronc horse Little Egypt at Nebo Rodeo.
Worsfold has nominated and will be the favourite.
Bulls are being contracted by Darren Brandenburg from Hughenden and New South Wales rider and past APRA title winner Troy Wilkinson will be one of the favourites.
There is some Dexter breeding in most of the mini bulls from the Back to Roots Rodeo Company in Duaringa.
Riders can nominate in the under-12 mini bull ride or the 12-15 years event.
Jarrod is an accomplished steer wrestler who has qualified for three national final rodeos where he has round wins at the Gold Coast and Warwick.
After almost three decades of competition in steer wrestling, Jarrod will only compete in team roping at Nebo where he will combine with 13-year-old son Jake.
His wife Leanne will compete in breakaway roping at Nebo and their daughter Layney will also compete.
In 2019, Layney was third in junior breakaway roping at the Mt Isa Rotary Rodeo and a week later, won the junior barrel race at the Townsville Elite Rodeo.
Ariana Varischetti from Dysart could challenge for the prizemoney in breakaway roping in a field of 50 at Nebo.
Jarrod said the Nebo Rodeo had been held since 1956.
“It started to raise funds for the RSL,” he said.
The RSL is still a beneficiary along with school P and C associations at Nebo, Coppababella and Valkyrie and the Mackay-based RACQ Rescue Helicopter.
The rodeo will be run by 60 volunteers from local schools, sporting clubs and campdraft committees.
There are 366 nominations for Nebo including world championship winner Brad Pierce who will compete in saddle bronc.
The Deguaras are in a field of 65 in team roping.
APRA Rodeo program
May 22: Nebo Rodeo
July 17: Taroom Rodeo
July 24: Charters Towers Rodeo
July 31: Richmond Rodeo
August 5: Cloncurry Xtreme Bulls
August 6-7: Cloncurry Rodeo
August 12-15: Mt Isa Rodeo
August 20-21: North Queensland Elite Rodeo, Townsville
August 28: Capella Rodeo
 
More information APRA office on 07 4661 8183
 


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