Gympie Showgirl entrant Sarah Aberdein is set to unleash the bulls at a massive Bull and Bronc fundraiser at the Gympie Showgrounds.
Gympie Showgirl entrant Sarah Aberdein is set to unleash the bulls at a massive Bull and Bronc fundraiser at the Gympie Showgrounds. Craig Warhurst

Bull and Bronc ready to rumble

RODEO: Rodeo fans should not miss tomorrow night's Bull and Bronc spectacular at the Gympie Showgrounds.

In fact, rodeo chute boss Joe Mooney said no one who loves bone-jarring action should miss it.

He said some of the region's best bulls and broncs would come up against south-east Queensland's best cowboys tomorrow night.

The $1500 bull ride should be the highlight of the night with more than 30 cowboys nominated to compete.

Mooney said they would have to be in great form to handle some of the bulls coming from Mundubbera's Brian King.

He said bulls like Red Dirt Road, Hazard and Cow Boy Renegade would be particularly hard to ride.

"They are pretty willing bulls that haven't been ridden for a long time."

Mooney said his favourite bull was Red Dirt Road.

"He is a very electric little bull," Mooney said.

"He turns back really quick, really hook you.

"He wants to run over a cowboy."

Mooney said you had to have the dramatic spills in rodeo.

"That's what the crowd comes to see," he said.

"They like the element of danger."

As well as bull ride, there will 16 saddle bronc riders, 10 bareback riders, 17 junior bulls riders and more than 30 barrel races.

Stuart Grayson with Honky Tonk will bring the horse from Warwick.

Mooney said Aussie and RIP were very tough horses and hard to ride.

He said the cowboys to watch out for were Gympie's Malcolm Wheland and last year's winner Fraser Babbington.

"He is from Ipswich way and a good cowboy," he said.

Ring Showgirl entrant Sarah Aberdein said the showground gates would open at 5pm and action would start at 6pm.

After the rodeo there would be a band in the bar and many footstalls would operate until midnight.

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