Rodeo lover saddles up for quest
SHE may only live in Warwick every other week, but Megan Leech is not going to let that stop her from doing her best to fundraise for the Warwick Show and Rodeo Society.
The 22-year-old said she put her name in the ring for the Warwick Rodeo Queen this year as she thought it was time she started to give something back to the society.
"I have always competed in the rodeo and I thought it was about time I put some effort in and gave something back," Ms Leech said.
Ms Leech grew up in Yangan and finished her schooling at Warwick State High School.
"I used to compete in the high school rodeo team," she said.
"After that I moved towards showjumping and eventing, but since being in Central Queensland I have started to do a bit more cutting and get back towards the cattle."
After school Ms Leech spent 18 months working in Canada and while she was away she missed her first-ever Warwick Rodeo.
"My favourite Warwick Rodeo memory is watching Chainsaw come out. I can't remember what year that was, but I definitely remember it," she said.
"This year's rodeo should be good.
"I am looking forward to watching the different stockmen bring their best stock down and to see all the different riders.
"But my favourite event is still the bull ride."
Ms Leech is now working in the mines in Central Queensland doing drug and alcohol tests.
"I am away for one week and then back in Warwick for the next," she said.
But Ms Leech said she was not letting work and travel get in the way of her fundraising plans.
Her first event is a movie premiere event at the Warwick Twin Cinema tomorrow night.
The movie on show is Now You See Me, with nibblies and drinks from 5.45pm and the movie starting at 6.30pm. Tickets can be bought at the door for $15.
The next event on her calendar is a clearing sale at the Warwick Showgrounds on August 17.
Ms Leech said it was an open vendor event with the 5% commission the auctioneers normally collect going towards the Warwick Show and Rodeo Society.
Ms Leech said she was also putting her finishing touches on a Barrel Race event for September 15.
For more information about Ms Leech's fundraising events contact her on 0408 920 255.