There wasn't a spare seat to be had at the newly introduced Saturday night rodeo at this year's Clifton Show.
There wasn't a spare seat to be had at the newly introduced Saturday night rodeo at this year's Clifton Show. Linda Mantova

Rodeo a hit at Clifton Show

ONE of the largest crowds in recent memory took in the spectacle of the Saturday night rodeo at this year's Clifton Show.

The new addition of a rodeo to the Saturday night program paid off for the Clifton Show Society, which hadn't conducted a rodeo in conjunction with the annual show for almost two decades.

While numbers were down in many pavilion sections, along with stud cattle and prime lambs, the crowd on Saturday night certainly made up for it, according to show president Hadyn O'Leary.

Mr O'Leary, who competed in the mule ride himself, said it was hoped the event would remain on the Saturday night entertainment program again next year.

"It was a great crowd and I'm overall very happy with the show and the rodeo," he said.

"It is estimated we had up to 2000 people watching the rodeo, which is fantastic.

"Scott Keogh and Malcolm and Eddie Gill ran a terrific rodeo and attracted 24 bull riders.

"The stock contractors challenge was won by Gill Brothers, who had great bucking stock."



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