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Euroa Apex Pro Rodeo on again

By Country News

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Euroa Apex Pro Rodeo, the event returns to Euroa showgrounds this month.

The event will feature the regular action in the ring, as well as carnival entertainment, bar facilities, food vendors and a mechanical bull for aspiring bull riders.

Euroa Apex Pro Rodeo secretary Carol Steinfort said last year’s event was a huge success with more than 2200 spectators and 75 volunteers.

‘‘Accommodation in the area was booked out for the event,’’ Ms Steinfort said.

‘‘It really was a fun, relaxed and entertaining event catering to all ages and we were delighted by the presence of so many families.’’

Top Australian country musician Jade Gibson will perform at the event.

‘‘Her first single The Great Unknown debuted at number one on the Australian Country iTunes charts and at 31 on the overall charts on March 8 this year,’’ Ms Steinfort said.

A Little Miss Rodeo and Little Master Rodeo event will run for those aged under 10 and will be judged and awarded by Miss Rodeo Ballarat 2019, Ally Tarpey.

‘‘Ally will also be competing in ladies’ breakaway and barrel racing,’’ Ms Steinfort said.

‘‘She will be fundraising on the night as part of her entry in Miss Rodeo Australia, which will go to her chosen charity Ambulance Victoria helicopter branch.’’

Ms Steinfort thanked the many sponsors of the event and the wider community for their support.

‘‘We are excited to again deliver to Euroa an event for all ages and of course family-friendly to showcase our town to locals and visitors,’’ she said.

The Euroa Apex Pro Rodeo is on Saturday, March 23, with gates opening at 3pm for the main event at 5pm, at the Euroa showgrounds, 16 Frost St, Euroa.

Courtesy buses are available from Euroa and Violet Town, picking up from the Corner Store, Clifton St, Euroa, and Euroa Caravan Park at 3pm, 4.30pm and 5pm and dropping off at 9.30pm, 11pm and 11.30pm.

For more information, visit the ‘Euroa Apex Pro Rodeo’ Facebook page.