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08 September, 2015

GARD TRIO LEADING RODEO ROAD

Photo of Ellie Gard by Dave Ethell – www.dephotos.com.au
Photo of Ben Gard by Dave Ethell – www.dephotos.com.au
Photo of Stephanie Gard by Dave Ethell – www.dephotos.com.au

 

 

THE Gard siblings from Table Top near Albury are following the rodeo road and coming up trumps.

The trio are led by Stephanie who has won the past two breakaway roping titles in the Australian Professional Rodeo Association.

After competing in the richest rodeo in the APRA at Mt Isa last month, the Siblings headed to the Northern Territory to record seven placings between them at Katherine and Darwin.

Stephanie led the way with a breakaway roping win at Katherine and fourth in barrel racing in Darwin.

Sister Ellie won the junior barrel races at Katherine and Darwin and was fourth in junior breakaway roping at Darwin.

Their brother Ben won the second-division bull ride at Katherine when he scored 76 in an event where he was the only rider to make time and record a score. He won the same event at Darwin with 68.

Stephanie will be heading to the Warwick Rodeo Australian Championships on October 22-25 in quest of a third successive breakaway roping title. She has also qualified 13th for the barrel race so has the chance to go for two titles and the all around.

Some of her toughest opposition will come from Moree cowgirl Wendy Caban who has the most title wins in the past eight years in the APRA.

APRA Program: October 4 Marrabel (SA); October 10 Rockhampton (Qld); October 21 Hobart Show Bulls and Barrels (Tas); October 22-25 Warwick Rodeo Australian Championships (Qld)..

More information from APRA on 07 4661 8183

NT open winners:

Katherine: Saddle bronc Adrian Chong 66, bull ride Matt Boland 79, bareback Ben Hall 68, rope and tie Clancy Middleton 13.0, steer wrestling Adrian Chong 5.15, team roping Clancy Middleton and Aaron Bookluck 5.5, barrel racing Cherie O’Donoghue 16.065, breakaway roping Stephanie Gard 3.25.

Darwin: Saddle bronc Leslie Stacey, bull ride Sally Malay, bareback Ben Hall, rope and tie Shane Iker, steer wrestling Errol Frain and Shane Iker equal 1st 6.15, team roping Errol Frain and Shane Iker 6.55, barrel racing Susie Fearon 18.015, breakaway roping Tamara Knox 2.7.

 



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