WATCH: Daily News journalists take on Ladies Steer Ride

Daily News staff Georja Ryan, Molly Glassey and Sophie Lester take on the ladies steer ride.
Daily News staff Georja Ryan, Molly Glassey and Sophie Lester take on the ladies steer ride. Jonno Colfs

IT WAS supposed to be the story of the 2016 Warwick Rodeo.

Two of our journalists, Molly Glassey and Sophie Lester, along with our acting editor for the past two weeks, Georja Ryan had signed themselves up for the ladies steer ride event.

Georja had entered this event before a couple of times, during her stint as a reporter in Warwick a few years back.

Molly and Sophie however, were complete novices, but that didn't stop them jumping at the chance.

The event was scheduled for 4.15pm on Saturday and as if sending a sign, the heavens opened again and the rodeo arena became a muddy mire.

Backstage in the chutes, the atmosphere was tense and ground muddy.

The girls missed a spot in the first round and were told the the second section would happen later.

How much later, nobody seemed to know.

The word from one of the marshalls was it could be at 10pm or maybe even on Sunday.

Not wanting to spend much more time in the damp, packed chutes, the intrepid three left the area to regroup and decide what to do.

As it happened, they all left, presumably to return later to ride to their glory.

Then, not half an hour later, the ground loudspeakers announced the section of the ladies steer ride was about to get underway, much sooner than any of the three expected.

Hurried messages were sent, but it was too late.

They missed out.

Sadly for the readers of this publication, but probably to the relief of the ladies.

Next year.

Topics:  warwick warwick rodeo and campdraft

5700 Gympie households can save $5000 a year

Finance experts say that, based on an average 30-year home loan of $371,100, households could save $5412 a year in repayments with a few simple steps.

We show you how to make money from your home

Last chance to avoid jail for repeat drink driver

TESTING TIME: Breath tests led drivers to court in Gympie this week.

Man's choice - disqualification and good behaviour or jail

Highs and lows of drink driving in Gympie court

Drink drivers suffered consequences in Gympie Magistrates Court

Drink drivers fronted Gympie Magistrates Court this week

Local Partners