Queanbeyan Rodeo to feature national stars

The Queanbeyan Rodeo is on Saturday, March 9 and it is expected to be an evening full of excitement. Photo Gary Gray.
The Queanbeyan Rodeo is on Saturday, March 9 and it is expected to be an evening full of excitement. Photo Gary Gray.

One of the biggest shows in Australia at the moment is coming to Queanbeyan.

The Queanbeyan Rodeo will be on Saturday, March 9 at the Queanbeyan Showground from 4pm and there is a star studded lineup. 

"We have Heath Nichols who is an Australian all round champion," vice president of the Queanbeyan Rodeo committee Gary Gray said. 

"We will showcase some of the best riders in the country."

"Quite a few of the competitors come from Queensland while a lot of them compete in America as well. 

There will be plenty of competitions on the day including bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback, team roping, steer wrestling, breakaway roping, ladies barrel race and a variety of junior competitions. 

"Quite a few come from Queensland and a lot of them compete in America as well."

Gary Gray

The prize money for the competitions range from $200 to $3000.

Tickets prices for the rodeo are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors and children under 15 and free for children under 8.

"All the proceedings from the day go to a range of charities from Queanbeyan," Gray said.

Bar facilities will be available as well a big screen replay, but you cannot bring your own grog.

Gates open from 2pm for a 4pm start.

Entries into the competitions closed on Sunday, March 3.