EMERALD rider Leanne Caban will be one of the favourites for the barrel race at the New Year’s Eve Rodeo at Mitchell on December 31.
The night rodeo will feature the three rough stock events, saddle bronc, bareback bronc and bull rides and the ladies barrel race.
Caban was near the top of the cowgirl standings right through the 2017 season and has the chance to boost her position in the new season standings with a win at Mitchell.
The ladies barrel race will be one of the best supported events at Mitchell.
Caban will receive some of her toughest opposition from Warwick rider Shellie Miller and Gogango cowgirl P.J. Hanrahan.
Mitchell cowboy Greg Hamilton will be one of the favourites for the saddle bronc ride.
Upper Horton contractors Gill Brothers from will supply the bucking stock for the rodeo at Mitchell.
The rodeo committee at Mitchell is organising entertainment for the children as part of the rodeo which will be held at the Mitchell RSL and Combined Sports Club Grounds.
The Mitchell New Year’s Eve Rodeo is a new event for the Australian Professional Rodeo Association but is for championship points.
Championship points will be used to determine the top-15 riders to compete in the Warwick Rodeo APRA National Championships on the last weekend in October next year.
December 29: Yarrawonga Rodeo (Vic)
December 30: Carrieton Rodeo (SA)
December 30: Young Rodeo (NSW)
December 31: Smithton Rodeo (Tas)
December 31: Mitchell Rodeo (Qld)
January 1: Tumbarumba Rodeo (NSW)
January 3: Sweetwater Timed Event Rodeo, Tullakool (NSW)
January 5: Finley Rodeo (NSW)
January 6: K Ranch Rodeo, Mt Hunter (NSW).