Braidwood Rodeo to feature classy competitors

HOLD ON: The Braidwood Rodeo is on Saturday, April 6 and it is expected to be a day full of excitement. Photo: Louise Halligan
HOLD ON: The Braidwood Rodeo is on Saturday, April 6 and it is expected to be a day full of excitement. Photo: Louise Halligan

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

The Braidwood Rodeo will be on Saturday, April 6 at the Braidwood Showground from 8am, with the main events beginning from midday.

Secretary of the Braidwood Rodeo Club, Louise Halligan, said while competitors don't enter until the week before, there was expected to be a star-studded lineup.

"It is the Southern Zone final, so there will be quite a few major competitors involved," Halligan said.

There will be plenty of events on the day including bull riding, saddle bronc and bareback.

"We also hold a local steer ride, a local poddy ride and the ladies heifer ride," she said.

The prize money for the events ranges from to $50 to $2000.

Halligan encouraged people to go and said crowd numbers have been really healthy in the past.

It depends on the weather mainly, but we tend to get over 2000 spectators.

Louise Halligan

"It depends on the weather mainly, but we tend to get over 2000 spectators," she said.

"Make sure you attend because it will be a very good day."

There will be a lot of food stalls and a presentation dinner and dance from 6.30pm.

The Corbys will be providing live entertainment until late as well.

There will be a bar, and patrons are not allowed to bring their own drinks.

All proceeds will go towards the Pink Ribbon Foundation, so wear pink to support the cause.

To enter the Braidwood Rodeo, apply via the Australian Bushmen's Campdraft and Rodeo Association.

Admission: Adults, $15; Children, $5; Children under six, free.

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