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Kids to get among the prizes at Cowboys Rodeo

Southern Downs Ag's Rob Collman with Cowboys ambassador Tiffany Cruice, Indigo Cruice on the bike, Harper Cruice and Gary Watt from Warwick Hotel.
Southern Downs Ag's Rob Collman with Cowboys ambassador Tiffany Cruice, Indigo Cruice on the bike, Harper Cruice and Gary Watt from Warwick Hotel. Jonno Colfs

THE Warwick Cowboys Rodeo will see man take on beast in an epic sporting struggle, but one lucky child could walk (or ride) away the biggest winner.

For the fourth year in a row, the organisers are giving away a bike to a lucky child.

The bike has been donated by Charlie Thorn from Warwick Ice Distributors.

Rodeo organising committee member Karen Usher said the bike would be won by the child who finds the ping pong ball marked with the word bike.

"We've modelled it on the ping pong ball drop they used to do at the Warwick Rodeo,” she said.

"We're going to get rodeo clowns, the Warwick Cowboys and competitors to throw buckets full of a couple of hundred ping pong balls into the arena and let the kids go.

"Whoever finds the right ball takes the bike.”

Mrs Usher said the Cowboys Rodeo was always a fantastic family event.

"Aside from all the awesome action in the arena we'll have the mechanical bull as well, which is always very popular with the kids,” she said.

"There'll be heaps of food and drink available, even some market stalls to have a look at.

"The local poddy ride will give the little ones a chance to win some prizes as well.”

The gates will open at Father Ranger Oval at 5pm on Saturday.

Admission is $20 adults, $40 families, $15 concession and $5 kids aged 5-14.