Some of the Gill family bucking horses from The Rock, NSW, which will be bucked out at Bony Mountain.
Some of the Gill family bucking horses from The Rock, NSW, which will be bucked out at Bony Mountain. Contributed

Bony Mountain ready for rodeo

HORSES from The Rock near Wagga Wagga in New South Wales will be used for the saddle bronc and bareback bronc rides at the first rodeo at Bony Mountain for 15 years tomorrow.

The rodeo starts at 1.30pm at the Bony Mountain Recreation Reserve and money will go to assisting those effected by a disastrous storm which hit the recreation reserve and adjoining landholders hard after starting in the Pratten area.

Lisa Jones is the main organiser but, like all events at the recreation reserve, it is a real community effort with plenty of support from Cunningham polocrosse and pony clubs and organisers of the annul campdraft.

The horses and bulls for the rough stock events have all been donated, the horses from the Gill family at The Rock, and the bulls from the Eddie and Malcolm Gill, of Upper Horton, in Northern New South Wales.

There will be three barrel races on the program, a junior steer ride and entertainment at night.

The best of the best in bareback bronc riding will be at Bony Mountain led by current Australian Professional Rodeo Association champion Matthew Makinson and Miles star Clint Burton.

Admission is $10 per adult, $5 a child and $25 a family, all proceeds to assist in storm recovery.



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