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28 April, 2021

Georgia and Bandit set to take on Mt Garnet

THIS year’s Mt Garnet Rodeo will see young barrel racer Georgia Simpson from Mareeba taking on the course.


Georgia Simpson will be barrel racing this year at the Mt Garnet Rodeo. PHOTO CRYSTALYN JONES.

THIS year’s Mt Garnet Rodeo will see young barrel racer Georgia Simpson from Mareeba taking on the course. 

The 16-year-old rodeo lover has been a barrel racer majority of her life with gold being the ultimate goal this year. 

Georgia said that to ensure that she takes out as many wins as possible, her and her quarter horse Bandit have been training hard. 

“Bandit and I have been doing lots of muscle building and leg work to train up for Mt Garnet,” she said. 

“The adrenaline rush I get from barrel racing is amazing and it makes me feel like I am on top of the world. 

“My dad always rodeoed, and I always loved how the girls could control such big animals and that was the inspiration to do what I do today.” 

In the future, Georgia said that she would like to compete in the United States with some words of inspiration imprinted in her mind – The world is at your feet and if you want it bad enough, you’ll work for it. 

The Mt Garnet Rodeo is on this Sunday, May 2.   


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