19 September, 2023

Milgate wins first Canadian buckle

MAREEBA’S top up-and-coming bull rider Wyatt Milgate has been making his name known in North America, winning his first bull ride in Canada recently.

Milgate wins first Canadian buckle - feature photo

Riding at the Twin Valley rodeo. Milgate went up against some of the nicest bulls and riders he had seen in his career. 

“The pen of bulls contracted there was a nice pen, and the bull I had drawn was just simply nice to get on, and I enjoyed myself,” he said.

“The other riders were competitive and definitely had some skills of their own.

“Winning my first buckle in Canada definitely gives me more confidence within myself and more motivation to keep pushing forward. 

“This is definitely a milestone for me, and I aim to win more buckles in the future.”

Riding up to four times a week, Milgate has made his face known in the circuit so far, determined to add more buckles to his growing collection. 

Being everything he had hoped for and more, he said he was grateful for the support of the local riders taking him under their wing. 

“The rodeo scene in Canada is everything I thought it would be, with plenty of rodeos and bull rides to attend.

“Normally, I’m riding from Thursday through to Sunday each week, so I’ve definitely got my hands full,” he said. 

“The people on the rodeo circuit are friendly and welcoming, which makes things really easy, especially being from overseas.”


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