Warwick High School student Dion Doro is a likely starter in the Warwick Rodeo.
Warwick High School student Dion Doro is a likely starter in the Warwick Rodeo. Jorge Branco

Extension made to Rodeo program

THE Warwick Rodeo rough stock program has been extended to four days for the first time.

In the past, the rodeo action has started with timed events on the Thursday night.

This year, sections of the second division bull and saddle bronc rides and the junior steer ride will also be held on the Thursday night.

Rodeo committee chairman Terry Keogh said he expected the rough stock and timed rodeo events would start at 6.30pm immediately after the conclusion of the campdrafting on October 23.

There will be reduced charge to watch the first night of rodeo action.

The second-division cowboys will battle it out with horses from the Gill Brothers String from Upper Horton in New South Wales.

Half of the second-division bulls will be from Gill Brothers and the rest from Kyogle contractor Gary Fuller.

The open rodeo program will start on Friday night with Gill Brothers, John P "Happy" Gill and Gary McPhee the contractors.

The horses and bulls in the open events are the same as used for the National Finals Rodeo in May at Caboolture.

The Gross Family will provide stock from their feedlot for the steer ride.

Warwick State High School Year 10 student Dion Doro is part of his school's rodeo program and has been competing in rodeo events for two years.

He plans to nominate in the second-division bull ride and junior steer ride at Warwick Rodeo.



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