Arena ready for thrills and spills

Rodeo arena ready for thrills and spills

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The annual St Brendan’s College Rodeo, to be held on Saturday, September 1, is set to provide action aplenty.

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The rodeo arena is set and ready for another top notch action event at the annual St Brendan’s College Rodeo to be held on Saturday, September 1.

The St Brendan's College rodeo team.

The St Brendan's College rodeo team.

The college warmly invites families and rodeo enthusiasts to head down for the thrills and spills of an action packed event which is guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping.

Now in its 23rd year, the St Brendan’s College Central Isuzu Rodeo will provide families and friends with a great day out.  

The action starts at 12pm and the APRA affiliated rodeo program commences at 5:45pm.

The Schoolboy events and the Trans-Tasman competition will be on Friday, August 31, at 5pm.

St Brendan’s College’s strong rural history was the motivator for the events origin and for its continual success.

The rodeo has always offered a chance for the college’s rural students to compete and display their bull riding skills.

It has always been a great opportunity for regional and local families to make a weekend visit to see the rodeo action.

Lawson Jeynes appears composed despite the bucking of this horse.

Lawson Jeynes appears composed despite the bucking of this horse.

Visitors can expect to see 200 to 300 competitors take on the open bull ride, team roping, saddle bronc, ladies barrel race and breakaway, steer wrestling, junior barrel racing, junior breakaway roping,

Trans-Tasman Rodeo Final and father/mother-son steer catch.

Included in this will be the inter-school rodeo which will see seven Queensland schools battle it out for supremacy in the toughest sport on dirt.

Tickets are available at the gate at a cost of $10 per adult.  

Those under 16 are free.

To catch Friday nights SBC Boys Rodeo, a gold coin donation per person is all that is required.

At the conclusion of the rodeo on Saturday evening, a courtesy bus will be available to shuttle people to the Strand Hotel.

Camping facilities are not available and eskies and personal alcoholic beverages are not to be brought onto the grounds.

Logan Beak gets low in the saddle.

Logan Beak gets low in the saddle.

The St Brendan’s College P and F organise this event.  

It is a major fundraiser, contributing monies to support significant improvements to the college facilities and resources.

The proceeds have previously provided upgrades to the marching band equipment, technical production resources, and rodeo arena poles and fences.

It has also provided funds for the Eddies Van initiative - a project that provides a meal and companionship to those who have fallen on hard times.

“St Brendan’s College sincerely thank and acknowledge all the great support we receive from our main sponsors - Central Isuzu, Spotless Integrated Facilities and Services, Barlow’s Earthmoving, NRG, Strand Hotel, Kestrel Coal, Rocky’s Own Transport, Sail Inn Yeppoon, The Morning Bulletin, MOQ Digital, Queensland Country Life, Office National, Lupton Stewart Orthodontics, Channel 7, Rocky Business Machines, Boland Smith Pty Ltd, Livingstone Shire Council, Thorpey’s Roofing and Programmed Property Maintenance for making this event possible,” a college spokesman said.

Brock Ivey does his best to foil this bull's plans to throw him off.

Brock Ivey does his best to foil this bull's plans to throw him off.

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