A day at the rodeo — results and photos from the 2020 Kalgan Stampede
A thousands-strong crowd converged on the Kalgan River Caravan Park on Sunday for a day of thrills and spills at the Kalgan Stampede.
Organiser Tom Kennedy said last week’s rodeo would have been his last if it failed, but a strong turnout had encouraged him to go again in 2021.
He said he was impressed with the patience of the spectators who had to comply with COVID-19 precautions.
Roping, wrestling and barrel racing events provided some variety in between the bull and bronc riding rounds.
Live music kept the crowd entertained later in the night.
“It’s an adrenaline rush for the riders,” Mr Kennedy said.
“Once they do it once, it’s hard for them to stop. They just want to have another go.
“It’s like a big-wave surfer, there’s a certain rush there you can’t describe.”
Mr Kennedy and his beloved Brahman bull Bruce even took centre stage.
“Brucey Brahman behaved himself all day, although he bucked me off in the arena,” he said.
Bull riding — Wade McCarthy on Turbo (77 points)
Bareback bronc — Wade McCarthy on Free Fall (72 points)
Saddle bronc — Nick Forrester on Hot Legs (71 points)
Steer wrestling — Regan Langridge on Foxton Temptation (24.43 seconds)
Steer undecorating — Georgina Crawford on Dinky (1.81 seconds)
Rope and tie — Laurence Oversby on Fluer (15.09 seconds)
Team roping — Maverick De Burgh on Jack (8.13 seconds)
Breakaway roping — Amanda Oversby on Fluer (3.83 seconds)
Ladies barrel race — Wendy Harris on Bindi (16.84 seconds)
Novice barrel race — Justine Lavis on Shadow (16.26 seconds)
Novice bull riding — Darcy Hicks (67 points)
Under-18 steer riding — No winner
Under-18 barrel race — Brianna Maxwell on Aussie (16.03 seconds)
Under-18 breakaway roping — No winner
Under-14 steer riding — Dakota Watts (48 points)
Under-14 barrel race — Dakota Watts on Seeker (17.34 seconds)
Under-11 steer riding — Coby McCarthy (49 points)
Under-11 barrel race — Kaylee Jeffery on Applejack (17.99 seconds)
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