RODEO TIME: Riders are ready to brave the backs of beasts at the Wattles Rodeo, which is back again next weekend.
RODEO TIME: Riders are ready to brave the backs of beasts at the Wattles Rodeo, which is back again next weekend. Deanna Millard

Allora’s strongest to flex muscles at rodeo

THE Wattles Rugby League Club Rodeo will be held next Saturday, January 9, at the Allora Showgrounds.

Earlier this month the rodeo was postponed due to wet weather.

Scott Keogh will run the rodeo and has bucking stock from six contractors, including Gill Brothers and Robert Bunn.

The event will start with Yabby Racing at Allora at 4pm and then the rodeo at 7pm.

There will be an open bull ride, footballers' steer ride, open bullock ride, junior steer ride, poddy ride and pony buckjump.

Wattles president Aaron Scheid said there would also be a competition to find "Allora's strongest man".

"We'll have an obstacle course set up with various tasks the contestants will have to perform along the way," he said.

"It's a bit of fun and a new addition to the rodeo."

The headline event will be the annual moo poo competition with $5000 in prizemoney for the winner.

Scheid said the rules for the moo poo were simple.

"There will be 100 squares mapped out on the field and the person that has the square where the cow does its business will be the winner," he said.

"Tickets are still available and cost $100 each."

Organisers of the Wattles Rodeo are expecting a big crowd to attend next weekend.

Last year the event attracted a crowd of more than 1000 people.

Entertainment for kids will include a jumping castle and fairy floss, while a canteen and bar will also be open.

Entry costs $15 per adult.

For more information or tickets for the moo poo, phone Aaron Scheid on 0458 204 550.



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