Forbes Rodeo Committee Secretary Donna Molloy said as many as 4000 people could turn out to the third installment of the event at the Forbes Showground on Saturday. The event, which could see as many as 180-200 competitors enter, will be a full rodeo event, with a wide variety of disciplines and age divisions on show.
There will be junior events as well as 11- 15, 15-18 and senior age divisions competing across disciplines such as bull rides, saddle broncs, bowell races, steer rides, calf rides, rope and tie, and breakaway roping, just to name a few.
A steer undecorating event will also take place, where a male and female horse rider will race up and down the arena to undress a bull of its decorations in the fastest time. The Jaye Davie Memorial Steer Ride will also take place, with the special event in memory of the local rodeo competitor, who tragically passed away last year.
Proceeds of the event will also be going to selected charities, providing residents with even more incentive to attend the rodeo. “If we can achieve a smooth day with concerns or injuries, as we have in the past, there’s no reason why it won’t be a successful day,” Mrs Molloy said. “Proceeds go to charity as well. We don’t give them to any single charities, but we have a look at which ones need our support, and we encourage any charity to contact us to get them on board as well.
“In the past we have supported CanAssist, Havannah House, local schools and
churches, and the Lions Club, just to name a few.”
Gates open at 10am with juniors kicking off at 11am and seniors starting at 3pm. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, or pre-purchased at MBR Clothing or Lakeside Takeaway.