ANOTHER DOWN: Cowboys had their work cut out straddling some fiery bulls at the Emerald Rodeo and (inset) a future cowboy takes in the ring-side action. Photos: Terry Hill
ANOTHER DOWN: Cowboys had their work cut out straddling some fiery bulls at the Emerald Rodeo and (inset) a future cowboy takes in the ring-side action. Photos: Terry Hill

Kenny almost ropes a winner Rodeo

BULLS, barrels and broncs were the toast of the Emerald Rodeo at the weekend, with the occasional blackout adding a little excitement to the mix if there wasn’t enough already in the ring.

Local competitors Mark Price(Blackwater) and Barry Ash(Emerald) ran second and third respectively in the steer wrestling, right behind Cody Sheahan from Ingham in first place with a 3.6 second run.

Meanwhile, Australian steer wrestling points leader, Tom Willoughby from South Australia, finished equal fourth with two other riders on 4.25 seconds.

Emerald rider Leanne Kenny, ran a close second in the barrel race, going down three one-hundredths of a second to Stephanie Gard.

Leanne Caban, also from Emerald, picked up close to $1000 in winnings for her rides in the breakaway roping and barrel race events - and what’s she going to do with it?

“Probably feed the horses and pay the next rodeo entry fee,” Caban offered.

Leanne and family are on the northern run of the rodeo circuit with the next stop the Taroom Rodeo tomorrow.


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