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, megan batterham, sport, warwick gold cup, warwick rodeo



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
AUGUST SPECIAL $24900.00...
Cabin 9x3m, bathroom, bedroom, lounge, kitchen, colorbond finish, gyprock, cornices + FREE (to ...
FULLY SELF CONTAINED... $9500.00 From
Cabin $12.5K for 6 x 2.4 x 2.5m fully installed. D.I.Y $9.5k bare ...

Featured Jobs

Warwick jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
Multiple Trades Crews... Toowoomba Contract
BAKER/PASTRY COOK... BAKER/PASTRY COOK Required for Blackwater Hot Bread in central Qld. You will ...
... join us on the... $63125.00
... join us on the beautiful NSW north coast, enjoy flexible work ...


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Local Jobs

Search for your next job now!
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Subscription Sale

Subscribe now for $1 for 14 days.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Leo

You may have a smooth competitor lurking in the shadows, so my advice is to learn know how to deal with them. Out and out wars are not the...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save