READY TO RIDE: John McNamee on Troubled Waters.
READY TO RIDE: John McNamee on Troubled Waters. Dave Ethell

Warwick rider Peel Tribe out of the chute in open saddle

RODEO: Warwick's Lane Grayson and Peel Tribe will join riders from central and south Queensland for the first rodeo of the Christmas Run in the Australian Professional Rodeo Association.

Grayson enjoyed saddle bronc success at the Mt Isa Rodeo this year and will compete in the early Christmas Run rodeos along with fellow Warwick cowboy Peel Tribe.

The first of seven rodeos on the Christmas Run are at Myrtleford in Victoria on Boxing Day and Carrieton in South Australia on December 27.

Millmerran cowboy John McNamee will be one of the saddle bronc favourites at Myrtleford along with current APRA title holder Brad Pierce from Tooma in New South Wales.

Errol Frain, who hails from Yeppoon, is the runaway leader in steer wrestling in the APRA and has nominated for rodeos on the first weekend of the Christmas Run.

Some of the Queensland riders competing at Myrtleford and Carrieton are expected to head home for the Alton Downs Double Dip, two separate rodeos on two days on the property Lazy Acres from December 31.

Strong nominations are expected for the first full rodeos at the new complex at Lazy Acres, 15 minutes drive west of Rockhampton.

Program

December 26: Myrtleford Golden Spurs Rodeo (Vic)

December 27: Carrieton (SA)

December 31-January 1: Alton Downs Double Dip (Qld)

January 1: Tumbarumba 71st Rodeo (NSW)

January 2: Yarrawonga (Vic)

January 8: Finley (NSW)

January 9: Beechworth (Vic) and Carrick Bull Ride and Rodeo Spectacular (Tas)



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