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2 August, 2023

Carbine set to deliver on action and fun

AN action-packed day filled with the excitement of bull and horse riding mixed with live entertainment and lots of fun for the whole family is ready to kick off at Mt Carbine next weekend.


Carbine set to deliver on action and fun - feature photo

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the 22nd annual Mt Carbine Bull and Bronc Ride, with free camping on site on Saturday 12 August.

Gates open at Saturday midday, with the bar opening at 2pm and all the action-packed events set to kick off from 5pm.

Affiliated with the Central Rodeo Cowboys Association, the event attracts the best of bull and bronc riders from across the region, with local competitors and those coming from across the north.

Riders will saddle up in a bid to win the Open Bull ride, as well as Novice, Junior and Mini bull categories, Open, Bushman’s, Novice and Junior Saddle Bronc, calf ride and juvenile steer categories. 

The committee has received great local sponsorship with the prize money and sashes totalling $13,000.

“Last year we had the Big Screen which was a huge success.  Patrons were able to see the rides from the dining area in slow motion and better exposure for our sponsors,” Mt Carbine Rodeo Association president Ian Pedersen said.

After the thrills of the arena, crowds will be entertained by “Careless” from 9pm till late.

The association and volunteers put a lot of effort and energy into hosting the event, working in the kitchen to provide hamburgers, steak burgers, chicken rolls and so on, as well as running the bar, with all proceeds going back into funding the association’s activities.

On Sunday morning, there’s a recovery breakfast with bacon and egg burgers on offer.

Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets online early by going to hwww.trybooking.com/BRLQG to be shown at the gate (printed or on phones).

Tickets are also available at the gate, but organisers remind patrons this is a cash-only event.

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