Sport

Female riding talent hitting the ring again at Warwick Rodeo

Megan Batterham from Allora will take to the ring tomorrow morning in the Canning Downs second round.
Megan Batterham from Allora will take to the ring tomorrow morning in the Canning Downs second round. Georja Ryan

SHE missed out on making the ladies final by one point last year, but Megan Batterham is back in the ring and in fine form.

The 25-year-old from Allora has competed in the Black Toyota Warwick Gold Cup, CG Welding Ladies Silver Cup this week and will go into the second round of the Supafloats Canning Downs this morning.

"I missed out on the ladies final last year, so to come back this year and be going into the second round of the Canning Downs is pretty exciting," Ms Batterham said.

Having been into the sport since she was nine years old, Ms Batterham has spent a lot of time in the saddle.

She had a few years off through her university years, but soon found herself back in the ring.

"I got back into it two years ago, because now I have finished uni so I'm not just living off two-minute noodles and can actually afford to feed and look after my horses," Ms Batterham said.

Working two weeks in Chinchilla as an environment officer for Queensland Gas Company, Ms Batterham is able to spend only one week out of the month at home with her horses.

"I really miss (campdrafting) when I'm out there," Mrs Batterham said.

"It's such a family affair and I love the horses and the people and the atmosphere," she said.

Ms Batterham said while "every rider wants to go home with a ribbon one day", she was out to have fun.

"My five-year plan is just to plod along, have some runs and do the best that I can and for my horses to do the best they can," she said.

Topics:  horses sport warwick gold cup warwick rodeo



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

EXPLAINER: How to grab bargain flight from Wellcamp Airport

"Chances are, when it's at that price, they've just paid for the last two seats on the flight."

She said once they were nabbed, the tickets could skyrocket.

Man hospitalised after air conditioning leak

Ambulance generic

Man taken to hospital after exposure to leaked refrigerant

Coffee with the regulars

CHERRY BLOSSOMS: (Front, from left) Holly and Hannah Clifford, (back) Bec Anderson and Janelle Schmidt.

Meet some of the crew from The Cherry Tree

Local Partners

15 things to do on the Southern Downs this weekend

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, here's some awesome ideas


Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

Don't miss the free Bunnings Christmas party

Free Bunnings Christmas Family Night

WARWICK'S Bunnings Warehouse will come alive tonight for Xmas

Rose City unites in festive event

Erin and Keely Hilton.

Local performers entertain at Carols in the Park

Cruz Beckham's single a 'one-off'

He is not planning to launch a full-time music career yet.

Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 42

Louis Tomlinson's mother has died.

Star Wars spin off gets green light grom Lucas

Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen star in the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Lucas said to have enjoyed the latest Star Wars spin-off

BOOK REVIEW: The Mask of Command

This narrative from Anicent Rome has it all

The tech-version of the old pop-up book is here

IS THE old cardboard pop-up book a thing of the past?

Obama's private struggle laid bare in film

Australian actor Devon Terrell portrays a young Barack Obama in the Netflix original movie Barry. Supplied by Netflix.

Filmakers focus in on Obama's legacy

Essential to get new Maroochydore CBD fundamentals right

LOOKING AHEAD: The central business district at Maroochydore is planned to be the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

SunCentral reports good progress on 53ha Sunshine Coast city heart

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!