Stacey Kettleton demonstrated how barrel racing can please a crowd.
Stacey Kettleton demonstrated how barrel racing can please a crowd. Stacey Ryan

Saddle up for a rodeo

TOMORROW promises to deliver all the dust and dirt of a premium event as the Fraser Coast region spurs up for the Teebar Rodeo.

The rodeo, which will be held at the Teebar Sports Grounds, Brooweena, has crowned arena champions for 28 years. As about 180 people prepare to battle the bucks, this year's rodeo looks to title another conqueror.

Throughout the day, the rodeo and campdraft divisions of the National Rodeo Association's Teebar event will be “non-stop action,” says Ann-Maree Hasselbach.

Ms Hasselbach, an ex-champion of the rodeo, said the championship would be hotly contested by many of the rodeo's top competitors. With the winners accumulating points to add to their yearly total, the 2011 rodeo will be a high-staked event that could potentially alter the overall results.

The campdraft action will begin at 6.30am, with the rodeo starting at 10.30am.

Entertainment acts planned include a ute muster, hall display and children's rides.

National Rodeo Association president Bill Urquhart will compere the day's events, as former champions such as Cheyenne Whitwell return.

Adult entry is $10; family passes can be bought for $25.



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