A bucking good time in store at Kendall

GIDDY up Kendall because the rodeo is back in town.

The Kendall Rodeo attracts thousands of spectators and competitors, and Sunday is expected to be the biggest crowd yet.

A fabulous family day out, the event showcases riders from across the country who battle it out in the ring at the Camden Haven Showgrounds.

Event coordinator Jodi Laurie said its name was steadily growing, with greater interest in competing this time around.

The ladies barrel racing is more popular than ever, Mrs Laurie said.

Last year’s event managed to keep cowboys and barrel racers happy – a mean feat in the world of rodeo.

“Usually you can’t please both so we were pretty happy with the positive feedback,” Mrs Laurie said.

While numbers are not yet finalised, Mrs Laurie expected a cross-section of events to draw strong numbers.

Big boy Sports Machine, a bucking bull owned by Matt Adams, is tipped favourite to do well during rodeo events.

Bad Attitude is another of Adams’ prized animals you can check out at the rodeo. He was crowned bucking bull of the year last year.

Events include the open bull ride, novice bull ride, saddle bronc, bareback and ladies barrell racing. 

In between the thrills and spills ringside, rodeo-goers can wander through stalls selling food, alcohol, artwork and saddlery. 

If the kids are after a taste of the action, take them on a tamer ride on a pony, organised by the Camden Haven Pony Club.

A family can enjoy the rodeo for $30; adults are $15, and kids under 16 and age pensioners $5

All the action takes place at  Kendall Showgrounds between 10am and 12pm on Sunday.

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