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21 September, 2023

Best of bull riding returns to Malanda

WITH a $10,000 prize for the night’s main event, top riders will battle it out at this year’s The Big Pub Malanda Bull Ride on Saturday 7 October.

Best of bull riding returns to Malanda - feature photo

The action and rivalry kicks off at the Malanda Showgrounds at 4pm (gates open at 3pm), and includes a variety of events leading up to the $10,000 Fahlstrom Scaffold Open Bull Ride.

The introduction of a new feature event, Butchers vs Bullocks, is also expected to ramp up the competition at the 2023 show.

This is an invitation only event where butchers from across North Queensland go head-to-head with the bullocks.

Spectators can expect around six hours of competition and entertainment, from the calf rides, bullock rides and novice bull rides in the afternoon to the mini bull, junior and open rides in the evening.

Those attending won’t miss any of the action, watching all the rides close-up on the big screen and after the competition can party on into the night with live band Dr Elephant.

Leading up to the main event on Saturday afternoon and evening, celebrations will begin on Thursday 5 October at The Big Pub with the Open Bull Ride draw, a Calcutta auction and the chance to meet some of the bull riders. 

The Calcutta auction involves auctioning the cowboys, where the elite Open Bull Riders will be split into teams and each team will be auctioned to participants who attend the Calcutta.

On Saturday, the highest aggregated points will be deemed the winning team and whoever purchased that team will win 60% of the auction pool of money, with the second place taking home the 40%.

Tickets are available online from Try Booking or from Pure Country in Malanda, with more information on Facebook.


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