LONG EIGHT-SECONDS: Ethan Matthews riding one of the bulls at last year’s Alstonville Rodeo.
LONG EIGHT-SECONDS: Ethan Matthews riding one of the bulls at last year’s Alstonville Rodeo. Photo Cathy Adams

Plenty of bull in store

IF YOU'VE ever wondered how hard it is to ride a bucking bull, you can get a taste of the wild action at the Alstonville Rodeo on Saturday, February 23.

This year, organisers from the Alstonville Rodeo Club will have a mechanical bull at the Alstonville Showground for punters to hold onto, and the bull will be at the Federal Hotel the Friday night beforehand.

Shane Moodie, from the rodeo club, said the mechanical bull was a new addition this year to increase the entertainment.

But if the idea of riding a bull doesn't grab you, you can watch all the action of some of the best rodeo riders in the country as they try to stay on real bulls on February 23.

And there will be plenty of thrills and spills.

The event this year starts at 4.30pm, with gates opening at 3.30pm, and continues into the evening.

It's only a bull and horse event this year - and that will be enough to get the blood racing for the spectators.

The Alstonville Rodeo Club has been organising the annual event for at least 50 years.

Tickets

  • ENTRY costs $15 for adults, $10 pensioners, $40 family pass (two adults and two children under 12), $10 for children under 12, free for children under 5.


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