Thrill seekers saddle up for Teebar Rodeo next month
THEY clock up tens of thousands of kilometres each year travelling to and from rodeos - but ask any bull rider and they'll tell you there's nothing better than competing for that eight seconds of glory in front of a home crowd.
With the Teebar Rodeo less than a month away, Maryborough bull riders Fergus Cordie, Brendan Birt and Jake Hillier are calling on the Fraser Coast to get behind the annual event and the local cowboys and girls competing.
"(The Teebar organisers) have had a tough time this year, it'd be great to see everybody out there supporting them," Mr Cordie said.
Teebar Rodeo is part of the National Rodeo Association circuit, which means it attracts competitors from all over Queensland and New South Wales.
While the campdraft has been cancelled this year due to flood damage, there will still be heaps of action on offer on June 15, including bull and bareback bronc rides, steer wrestling, barrel racing and breakaway roping.
Mr Cordie said the Maryborough boys enjoyed competing in front of a home crowd at Teebar each year.
"There's always a little more pressure to preform," he said.
"But if the crowd's getting into it you feel good and you ride good."
Organiser Ann-Maree Hasselbach said the rodeo was an affordable, family day out, with entry $10 for adults, $5 for children or $25 a family.
Teebar is 50km west of Maryborough.