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Sport & Events

30 October, 2019

Premier bullriding competition hits Atherton

THE stage is set for one of Atherton most highly-anticipated events as the Great Northern Bullriding Series comes to Mungalli Dairy Creek Stadium this Saturday night.

By Rhys Thomas

THE stage is set for one of Atherton most highly-anticipated events as the Great Northern Bullriding Series comes to Mungalli Dairy Creek Stadium this Saturday night.

The event will pit exceptional riders who come from far and wide to test themselves and their mettle against some of the best competitors and most ferocious bulls the country has to offer.

Two of the most acclaimed competitors that will be taking part this Saturday are Wyatt Milgate and Raymond Provost.

Milgate is a Mareeba local and the 2019 Great Northern Bull riding Champion, with Provost achieving the same feat just two years earlier.

Despite their impressive credentials, they’ll have their work cut out for them as there is a lineup of quality bulls that will challenge their skill and courage.

The bulls that will be on display on Saturday night include:

CHUCK NORRIS – Former CRCA Bucking bull of the year, a strong rank bull that is hard to get by. You ride this gentle giant and you will win money.

STRAIGHT JACKET – Grandson of a former “World Bucking bull of the year” Little Yellow Jacket from the united states of America, this bull is a fast spinning rank son of a gun.

CRAZY TRUCKER (PICTURED) – This is one of the meanest bulls on tour, he has a huge set of horns and loves to hurt cowboys and bullfighters, his reputation is going from strength to strength. This is the bull the cowboys don’t want to draw or get on; he is a rank bucking bull that will pull you down on his head if given the chance. He is a showman though and the crowds love how he prances and poses in the arena when his job is done… Come the championship round he is one to watch for and cheer on.

APPOLO CREED – This bull is the contractors favoúrite and is unridden over three years in the series. He is a big black and white bull (like a jersey cow) with a huge set of horns. He is a fast spinning bucking bull that gets a lot of height when he bucks. You ride this bull and you will win, it’s that simple. The hard part is staying on him for 8 seconds of which feels like a lifetime. This bull is the pride of the Lamont bucking bull family.

For those interested in attending, the gates open at 4pm and the event officially starts at 7pm.


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