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Sport & Events

1 October, 2020

Bulls ready to buck

THE Great Northern Bull Riding Series is set to light up the night like never before this Saturday, with both the bulls and riders in tip top shape.

By Rhys Thomas

THE Great Northern Bull Riding Series is set to light up the night like never before this Saturday, with both the bulls and riders in tip top shape.

With the majority of rodeos across Queensland being cancelled many riders got the chance to lick their wounds properly for once and are now going to be riding at their best.

The same however can be said about the bulls as they have had no brave riders to buck off for 2020, making them more voracious than ever.

This will culminate in a true battle of wits and endurance with both bulls and riders at the top of their games, in front of a full and eager crowd.

The Great Northern Bull Riding Series Director Peter Brown is ecstatic about the upcoming event and anticipates an electric crowd off the back of the Savannah Summer Series on the Friday.

“Bull riding is a tough sport and they carry a lot of injuries week on week off purely because you’re not recovering, you’re getting on bulls every second weekend,” he said.

“You will see the best of the best of the bulls and cowboys that are fit and willing to ride.

“Nothing has happened in this part of the world for a long time and to have The Savannah Summer Series one night and the Great Northern Bull Riding Series on the other, it’s a double whammy for Mareeba and the area.”

Dee Jaye Bux, the countries number one country music DJ has been booked in for the bull ride and will even play a short set on Friday afternoon to get the crowd excited for the main event on Saturday.

Preparations for the bull ride started in July, including the planning and implementation of their COVID-Safe plan.

Security will be active on the night to make sure no one is dancing and following all of the guidelines set down by the Queensland Government and Queensland Health.


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