LAST year more than 2000 people filed through the gates. Organisers are again hopeful of a massive crowd when tomorrow’s Charity Rodeo kick-offs.
A record level of entries has been received with some of the state’s leading riders set to pit their skills against talented competitors north of the Tweed.
Goulburn Rodeo Club President, Neil Hensley, believes the city’s geographical location, the condition of the grounds and the facilities have contributed to the number of cowboys and cowgirls coming signing up. Now, it’s time for the games to begin.
The Rodeo Committee has spent hours over recent months preparing the grounds for the occasion. Spectators can expect to witness a nonstop show.
Entry is $15 per adult, $40 per family and $10 for seniors.
The crowd will be entertained over the course of the day with 31 events, to be contested by 300 riders, on the cards.
Best of all, many former and current national champions, fresh from the National Finals in Tamworth, will compete.
Goulburn will have some of the most rank horses and bulls in the country this year. Many of them have never performed at Goulburn before.
Goulburn Mazda and Goulburn Farm Machinery will be supporting the novice and junior events for the up and coming future Rodeo Champions The Hollingworth Cranes Open Bull ride, Goulburn Engineering’s Open Saddle Bronc and Goulburn Workers Club Ladies Barrel Race, Southern Meats Bareback, Divalls Earthmoving Steer Wresting Finals will be under lights.
Gates open at 2pm, with senior competition set to get underway at 4pm.
All of the profits taken from the night go to charity organisations.
Over the last 10 years the rodeo has raised $80,000.
Money in the past has been donated to the Goulburn Base Hospital, Goulburn Prostate Cancer Support Group, Goulburn Breast Cancer Support Group, Southcare and the Rural Fire Service.