Easter Sunday will see Conondale’s Bush Racing Committee hosting its annual rodeo, hoping to make up for the disappointment of having to cancel last year’s event due to the equine influenza.
The action-packed day will start at 7am with all-day events including campdraft, barrel racing, team penning, steer undecorating, bullock riding, wild cow milking, team branding, cutting and penning, ribbon races and the favourite, feature bull ride.
The volunteer locals will use the money raised from the Easter Rodeo to support local Conondale people and charities.
Increased prize money is up for grabs on the day, thanks mostly to generous sponsors from local businesses and families. There will be food available all day long as well as bar facilities from 10am.
All competitors at the Conondale Easter Sunday Rodeo must be in full Western Dress throughout the whole rodeo competition. Western Dress consists of a western shirt with long sleeves (sleeves must be buttoned down), shirt must have a collar, jeans or western trousers, boots and hat. No caps.
Protective gear must be worn while competing. General appearance is to be good at all times. If a director or official considers a competitor to be wearing unsuitable attire, then he or she may be called from the arena and asked to change attire or be disqualified for non-compliance.
The Conondale Easter Rodeo is held at the I&T Smith Arena, opposite Fritz Park, across the bridge just north of Conondale township. Entry is $10 for adults, $8.00 for high school students and primary school children are free.
Come along and support the Conondale locals, and enjoy a great day of rodeo and campdraft action. Any inquiries can be made to Ian Fleiter on 54 944560.