Rose City hosts overseas visitors

TWENTY riders from five countries are on the Southern Downs for two weeks as part of an Inter-Pacific Exchange.

The exchange is held every second year.

The 18 women and two men in the group hail from the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia.

They are staying in motel accommodation in Warwick and have already been to Stanthorpe to see the training of law dogs and visit a business that manufactures saddles.

During the week, the group travelled to Thane to see sheep being shorn by Andrew Costello.

Yesterday morning, they went for a trail ride at Morgan Park with members of the Warwick Hack and Pony Club.

There was even more action in the afternoon when they watched a rodeo demonstration at the Australian Rodeo Heritage Centre.

The demonstration of bull riding delighted the crowd.

One of the best rides was by Scott Glasby who didn't look like falling off in his first ride back after an injury.

Bulls from the Frank Biddle string were used for the event with many of the cowboys failing to stay on for eight seconds.

John Skinner was commentator and interviewed some of the riders after their battles with a bucking bull.

The group will see heavy horses in action at Mick Bradford's Yangan property today.



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