Rodeo reins handed over but show will go on
THE Warwick Show and Rodeo Society will head into its biggest event of the year without two of its key players but management is adamant the show will go on.
President Neville Fanning last week stepped down from his position as president of the organisation, just two months out from the popular rodeo.
Vice president Shane Roche last week announced he would step into the role during Mr Fanning's "temporary" departure.
"I think he just needed time out to focus on a few other things not related to the show society and the office," he said.
"I understand this is a temporary thing and he has indicated he will be back."
The move comes just weeks after campdraft committee chairman Lorna Fanning resigned from her position.
In her resignation letter, Ms Fanning cited conflict with management as a reason for her departure from the role.
Although she indicated a willingness to return to the role if her matters could be addressed, it seemed that might not be on the cards.
Mr Roche said the position of campdraft committee chairman had been filled by Brian Boyce and he was confident this year's rodeo and campdraft would proceed as usual, in spite of the changes.
"Everything is going well and the committees have everything under control and are looking forward to the rodeo," he said.
The Daily News contacted Mr Fanning yesterday in relation to his relinquishing the president's role but he declined to comment.