Rodeo finals three weeks away

12th October 2017 1:29 PM
RODEO FINALS: Dinny Moran on Harlem Shuffle at the 2015 NRCA National Rodeo Finals. RODEO FINALS: Dinny Moran on Harlem Shuffle at the 2015 NRCA National Rodeo Finals. FILE

Rodeo: The 17th annual NRCA National Rodeo Finals are just three weeks away, with riders and fans gearing up for the three-day event.

Tickets are selling fast for the NRCA National Rodeo Finals at the Dalby Showgrounds.

NRCA general manager Janelle Barraclough said organisers were delighted to secure as the prime comedy act, 'Big Al' Wilson, who has won the title of Best Rodeo Clown Entertainer in Australia 15 times and Funniest Rodeo Clown in New Zealand 5 times.

"We know he'll bring his special brand of comedy to the event, along with his monster truck act which will be an instant hit with the kids,” she said.

In keeping with our mission to make this a value-for-money event, family passes now include an extra child or pensioner to help with the cost of attending.”

"This year, we've also increased the prize money from $1500 to $2500 for senior events, culminating in over $35,000 in prize money on offer. This enables us to continue raising the bar on industry standards, while rewarding the efforts of our premium riders.”

Mrs Barraclough said the "best of the best” Australian cowboys and cowgirls would showcase their jaw-dropping skills in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, rope and tie, barrel racing, bull riding and best all-around rider.

"Rodeos are a unique sport that capture the true spirit of the bush, and an unforgettably epic experience,” she said.

Camping is available free of charge.

Tickets are available at the gate or online at nationalrodeocouncil.com.au or by calling the NCRA office on (02) 6737 3777.