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Rodeo action at Longreach

One of the highlights of the July weekend of celebrations at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame was the Australian Professional Rodeo Association (APRA) rodeo.

Story and photos John Elliott

The event was organised by local long-time rodeo competitor and enthusiast Sarah Hoad with help from the staff at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame. “This is the second year we have run the rodeo and it keeps getting bigger,” Sarah says. “Steve Hilton from the APRA has been really helpful and it is a thrill to see the public support the event by turning up in droves.” The venue, at the back of the Hall of Fame, was ideal for the event. The massive windmill was an authentic backdrop for the bucking action. After team roping events in the afternoon, the rodeo got underway in the evening and was jam-packed with action. The excellent bucking stock ensured the competitors, who had travelled from all over, earned their prizemoney on the night. Story end

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