‘Sideshow’ in action at the 2011 Ipswich Finals Rodeo. The beast will make an appearance at the Yangan Cash and Carry Ute Muster and Bull Ride on New Year’s Eve.
‘Sideshow’ in action at the 2011 Ipswich Finals Rodeo. The beast will make an appearance at the Yangan Cash and Carry Ute Muster and Bull Ride on New Year’s Eve. Warwick Daily News

Boys and bulls line up

BUCKLE your belts and slap on your chaps because this year, Yangan is taking New Year's Eve to another level.

The Yangan Cash and Carry Ute Muster and Bull Ride will be held on the final day of the year to celebrate the occasion and allow riders and participants to flaunt their talents.

Stock contractor for the event Ross Hamilton said this year the focus was on the junior bull riders.

"The Yangan community would like to finish off 2011 and begin the new year on a positive note for the younger generation," Hamilton said.

He said it was the junior riders who needed the support to ensure the rodeo spirit stayed alive.

"We need to nurture our juniors or we will not have any senior rodeo competitors,' he said.

Cash and Carry's Brett McKenzie said it was an integral part of Warwick's culture to recognise the junior bull riders.

"With a lot of other rodeo events they can often have everything focussed on the open and major events, which is fine, so this is a focus on local kids in the area," McKenzie said.

"Without this grassroots focus it's hard for them to progress further and they've got a lot of skills and this provides a platform for them.

"And it's the brand of Warwick - the cowboy."

McKenzie also highlighted it was not only the riders who would steal the limelight, but most junior bulls would take to the arena for the very first time.

The ute muster will be held at the Yangan sports ground where utes will begin arriving at 1pm for judging at 3pm.

The bull riding will kick off at 5.30pm behind the Yangan Hotel.

Funds raised will be donated to Angel Flight.

For nominations and more information on the Yangan Cash and Carry Ute Muster and Bull Ride call Vanessa on 4664 8213.

 

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