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6 November, 2021

Best of the best to star in bull riding series final

BULL bucking action will fill Atherton’s Mungalli Creek Dairy Stadium later this month when the finals of the 2021 Great Northern Bull Riding Series comes to a head.

By Robyn Holmes

The finals of the 2021 Great Northern Bull Riding series are set for Atherton on 13 November.

The toughest bulls and riders will provide plenty of thrills and spills at the event on Saturday 13 November which is being held in a regional town for the first time, thanks to a partnership between Atherton Senior Roosters, North Queensland Agricultural Services and North Queensland Rodeo Entertainment.

Spectators will be treated to some great competition, with Raymond Provis currently leading the championship in points, but Mareeba’s Wyatt Milgate, who is the current champion, is close enough to him in second place to have a crack at being the first cowboy to win back-to-back titles.

The event will be more than just bull riding – it will be a night to shine the light on the Make a Foundation, with all proceeds from the night to help out those in need during a very tough time in their lives. 

The 2021 Great Northern Bull ride series will see some of the toughest bucking bulls like Apollo Creed, Suicidal and Crazy Trucker make the long trip north along with a spread of champion bull riders from a number of Australian rodeo associations.

The bull riders will all be vying for the end of year prize of which will see the champion head to Texas to compete at Fort Worth. 

This opportunity will be life changing as it will see the 2021 Great Northern Bull riding champion compete on the world stage of bull riding competing against some of the best bull riders and bucking bulls in the world. 

The Great Northern bucking chutes and small arena will be setup on the football field close to the grandstand so you can get up close and personal with the entertainment. 

There will be pre-show entertainment, heaps of giveaways, a licensed bar, a number of tasty food options onsite, and Ringers Western merchandise truck for the latest western wear. 

After the bull ride, the good times will continue at the bar with a country DJ playing into the night (until 11.30pm), then patrons can head down to the Barron Valley Hotel for the official Great Northern Bull Ride Series Final after party.

Make it a family night and come out and support the Make A Wish Foundation. 

The gates and free camping area opens at 5pm with the main event at 7pm. Be early to secure the best seats in the house.

The event is proudly sponsored by series partners the Great Northern Brewing Company, Ringers Western, Kenfrost Homes and Hungry Possum Catering.

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