James ready to compete at rodeo
WARWICK Rodeo Tiny Tot entrant James Wooding will finally compete in one of his biggest loves - a rodeo.
Six-year-old James attended his first rodeo at the age of three weeks and has been attending since.
"We lived on the Gold Coast at that time but because of the Warwick connection and family and friends here we came to the rodeo in Warwick when James was only three weeks old," mother Carmel said.
"He's been around horses all of his life and he's always loved watching the rodeo since an early age."
However, this will be the first time James has competed in the rodeo.
"For me, it's just about the experience, not winning," Carmel said.
"I'm keen for James to learn to be an ambassador as he's older.
"He loves the rodeo so much, I would love to see him in a role where he can help others experience that same enjoyment."
Carmel said James, a St Mary's Primary School student, was progressing well with his riding.
"He enjoys riding horses at his aunty's house and his favourite horse to ride is called Bobby," she said.