IT will hopefully be a case of third time lucky for the annual Conondale Easter Sunday Rodeo this year.
The massive rodeo event has not run for the past two years, succumbing to the EI virus in 2008 and wet weather in 2009.
Despite the bad run, the bush racing committee is keen to make up for the disappointment by making this year’s event the biggest on record.
To be held on Easter Sunday, April 4, the day will begin at 7am, featuring events including barrel racing, team penning, steer undecorating, bullock ride, wild cow milking, team branding, cutting and penning, ribbon races and, always a crowd favourite, the feature bull ride.
Months of preparation will go into making the event a success and a full program of entertainment will be a highlight.
Many committee members involved in organising the rodeo have more than 31 years of experience volunteering for the Conondale Rodeo.
This year’s event also boasts an increased pool of prize money due to generous sponsors, ranging from local businesses to families, luring plenty of competitors eager for their share.
Money raised from the event will go towards supporting Conondale residents and charities, ensuring the community as a whole benefits from the day.
Food will be available all day in addition to bar facilities from 10am to 5pm.
The Condondale Easter Sunday Rodeo will be held at the I&T Smith Arena, opposite Fritz Park, across the bridge just north of the Conondale township.
Entry is $10 for adults, $8 for high school students, and children of primary school age are admitted free of charge.
Further information about the rodeo can be obtained by contacting Ian Fleiter on 5494 4560.