Three time Australian Champion David Kennedy, pictured on bucking bull Infusion, is one of the big names heading to Hervey Bay.
Three time Australian Champion David Kennedy, pictured on bucking bull Infusion, is one of the big names heading to Hervey Bay. Phillip Wittke

Bull riding coming to Hervey Bay's Seafront Oval in May

THE Fraser Coast Chronicle is bringing the exciting sport of bull riding to Hervey Bay in the Rural Weekly Pro Bull Riding Tour Live Series.

If you enjoy tasty food, loud music and a great atmosphere while watching someone attempt to hold onto more than a tonne of muscle for eight seconds is your idea of a good time, then make sure you head to the Seafront Oval in Hervey Bay on Saturday, May 2 at 5pm.

Fraser Coast Chronicle general manager Darren Bosley said the newspaper was proud to bring pro bull riding to the Fraser Coast.

"We are really proud to partner with an Internationally recognised organisation such as PBR," Mr Bosley said.

"We all understand the value these events bring to our region and we hope the local community supports this PBR event to ensure it becomes a regular in the region's events calendar."

PBR general manager Glen Young said the PBR live series experience was not only interactive and entertaining, but also educational.

"We've taken the exciting sport of rodeo and turned it into an international competition with live entertainment from the best bull riders and the best bucking bulls in the country," he said.

"We're showcasing great bull riding choreographed to great music, there will be big screens showing slow-motion replays and perspectives of bull-riding that the audience has probably never seen before, plus we'll be educating the spectators about the science behind breeding and riding the best bucking bulls.

"So by the end of the night the audience will know how to score the sport, how to breed the best bulls and where the bulls come from."

Some of the big names in the competition are three-times Australian champion David Kennedy, New Zealand champion Fraser Babbington and young Queenslander Sam O'Connor.

General Admission tickets $35, Children $15, Family Passes $75 and will be on sale Monday at www.eventopia.co.  



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