YASS rider Clay Bush will be one of the favourites in timed events at the Young Rodeo on Saturday.
Bush leads the all around and team roping heeler standings early in the new Australian Professional Rodeo Association season.
In the Warwick Rodeo APRA National Finals, Bush won the average in steer wrestling.
He works three events and in the new season which started on October 1, he is fourth in rope and tie standings but is yet to record a placing in steer wrestling.
The Queensland charge for placings at Young will be led by Jane Willoughby, of Warra, who is a successful breakaway roper.
Tumbarumba rider Ben Hall won the pro tour title in the bareback bronc ride in the season to September 30 and is already in the standings lead in the new season.
Young’s Ben Thorp was second in the bull ride pro tour standings in the 2016-2017 season but didn’t ride any of his bulls at the national finals. Such is his class, Thorp is a clear favourite in the bull ride at his hometown rodeo.
Rosewood (NSW) rider Tim Hammond is second in the saddle bronc standings and one of the favourites for the Young Rodeo.
There will be action in the rodeo at the Young Equine and Livestock Centre in three rough stock events, saddle bronc, bareback bronc and bull rides and five timed events, rope and tie, steer wrestling, team roping, ladies barrel race and ladies breakaway roping.
Stock for the rodeo are being provided by Malcolm and Eddie Gill from Upper Horton, NSW.
After this weekend, APRA rodeo action will move to The Rock Pro Rodeo in the Wagga Wagga area of NSW on December 16.