THERE will be four rodeos in the Australian Professional Rodeo Association over the Easter weekend in Queensland.
The first two rodeos will be on Good Friday, the Roma Xtreme Bulls event at Bassett Park and the Destiny Downs Emerald Timed Event Fiesta.
The bulls for Roma will be provided by Malcolm and Eddie Gill from Gill Brothers of Upper Horton, NSW.
The bull ride at Roma is for championship points in the APRA as competitors aim to finish in the top 15 in the standings in each of their events to September 30 and qualify for the Warwick Rodeo APRA National Finals on the last weekend in October.
The Destiny Downs Timed Event Fiesta will be for championship points in timed events and held at the property of rodeo competitors Shane and Leanne Kenny.
The Emerald Easter Sunflower Festival Rodeo will be at the Emerald Showgrounds on March 31 with action in all timed events as well as the bull ride, saddle bronc ride and bareback bronc ride.
The final event in Queensland at Easter will be the Roma Rodeo on Easter Sunday which is for championship points in all eight events. Gill Brothers are the stock contractors.
The Easter Rodeos in Queensland will be a chance for Emerald pair Shane Kenny and Campbell Hodson to move up the all around standings.
Kenny is in second place in the standings and Hodson, the reigning titleholder, fifth. The leader is Yass (NSW) rider Clay Bush. Victorian pair Terry Evison and Lee Kimber are third and fourth in the all around standings.
The riders from interstate will also have a chance to build up their positions on the standings are there are four rodeos in Victoria and two in NSW at Easter.
The only warm-up rodeo in the APRA before Easter is a March 24 rodeo at Euroa, Victoria.
Rodeo Dates and Times
Euroa Rodeo (VIC) – 24th March Starting 6pm
Roma Xtreme Bulls (QLD) – 30th March starting 6pm
Great Western Rodeo (VIC) – 30th March starting 3pm
Destiny Downs Emerald Timed Event Fiesta (QLD) – 30th March starting 10am
Emerald Easter Sunflower Festival Rodeo (QLD) – 31st March stating 5.30pm
Deniliquin Under The Stars Rodeo (NSW) – 31st March starting 6pm
Omeo Rodeo (VIC) – 31st March starting 10am
Roma Rodeo (VIC) – 1st April starting 2pm
Buchan Rodeo (VIC) – 1st April starting 10am
Barooga Rodeo (NSW) – 1st April starting 6pm
Lang Lang Rodeo (VIC) – 2nd April starting 10am