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12 May, 2014

VICTORIAN SUCCESS FOR JUNIOR IN RODEO

Attached is a photo of Sally Malay received his Australian Junior Steer Riding Trophy Buckle | www.kenyonsportsphotos.com.au

 

AFTER moving from Western Australia to Victoria to follow a rodeo dream, Pelleubla rider Sally Malay has won the junior steer ride title in the Australian Professional Rodeo Association.

Malay is one of a number of young cowboys starring on the Australian Professional Rodeo Association circuit in junior and open events.

He is a star in rough stock and timed event ends of the arena.

  Malay won the junior steer riding title at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) this month at Caboolture on the back of three seconds in the three rounds. Sally also won the junior high point cowboy buckle for most prize money for the season which finished at Easter.

Campbell Hodson, of Townsville, won the breakaway roping at the NFR from Jake Malay-Murphy, of Table Top (NSW) and Sally Malay.

 Mt Tarampa (Qld) cowgirl Cheyenne Whitwell won the junior barrel racing title. Gracie Tyrrell, of Nathalia (Vic) was second at the finals.

The new APRA season started on May 1 and the only action in the first four months of the season will be in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

The APRA action in Victoria is predominately during the Christmas Run from Boxing Day to early January and then on the Victorian long weekend in March and at Easter.

The next rodeo in the APRA is at Nebo in North Queensland on May 24. There will be more action in North Queensland at the Bowen River Rodeo on June 7-8.

Riders will then have the chance to compete on the Northern Run where three of the five rodeos in Queensland are on the highway from Townsville to the Northern Territory border at Richmond, Cloncurry and Mt Isa.

After the richest rodeo in Australia at Mt Isa on August 8-10, competitors will have the chance to travel on to the Northern Territory for three rodeos in mid August.

This season, the format for determining title winners will change and the top 15 will receive some carry over points for their success on the pro tour when the National Finals Rodeo starts in May next year.

The 15th placed riders going into the finals will still have a chance to win a title buckle but will need to perform better at the finals than the pro tour winners.

The bottom line is competitors who do the travelling and finish high in the top 15 will have an advantage in the end-of-season finals which gives Victorian riders the incentive to make the extra effort to compete in the three Northern Territory rodeos in August.

 

APRA Rodeo Program: May 24 Nebo; May 30 Bundaberg; May 31 Maleny Bull Ride; June 7-8 Bowen River; July 19 Taroom; July 26 Longreach; July 27 Richmond; August 1-3 Cloncurry; August 8-10 Mt Isa; August 16 Darwin (NT); August 22 Daly Waters (NT); August 23 Katherine (NT)

More information from APRA on 07 4661 8183

 



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