(Rodeo – Utes – Music)
By Fraser Coast Agriculture Show Society Inc.
National Finals Rodeo returns to the Fraser Coast
and this year adds a Ute Muster
The National Rodeo Association (NRA) National Finals Rodeo (NFR) returns to the Fraser Coast for another year at the Maryborough Showgrounds and Equestrian Park on Saturday 10 November 2018 and the competitors are turning pink in support of breast cancer awareness.
The NFR showcases the NRA’s best cowboys, cowgirls, juniors and livestock. Each November the top twelve contestants in the Bull Ride, Saddle Ride, Bareback Ride, Steer Wrestling, Rope and Tie, Team Roping, Barrel Race, Breakaway Roping, Steer Undecorating, U18 Junior Bull Ride, U18 Junior Barrel Race, U18 Junior Breakaway Roping, U15 Junior Steer Ride and U12 Poddy Ride qualify to compete at the NFR. Qualification is based on season points from the NRA standings for that year.
Tough Enough To Wear Pink provides a nationally-recognised campaign and framework for rodeos and western events to promote breast cancer awareness and fundraising to benefit their local communities. Pink is not a colour usually associated with the tough sport of rodeo however breast cancer has touched the lives of many rodeo and western lifestyle families and the National Rodeo Association want to put this important health issue top-of-mind at our NFR.
The Ute Muster brings the usual class competitions as well as some Timed Event Trials, novelty events and prizes. Placegetters in the Ute Muster Classes will enter into the Near North Sub Chamber finals and then onto the Ekka. Please note that there is a zero tolerance for alcohol if you want to be part of the Ute Muster.
Afternoon entertainment includes live music by Unfinished Business, a Jumping Castle, Face Painting and Ute Muster events. Food vendors and liquor licence will add to the atmosphere so NO BYO. We will have Security on the gates.
Gates open at midday to check out the Utes and afternoon entertainment.
The rodeo action will kick off at 5pm and the live entertainment will continue at the conclusion of the rodeo action with Mirror Image Duo (Glen Albrecht & Vanessa Sanger). Admission is $20 for Adults, $15 for Aged Concession and Children (15-17 years), $10 for Children (5-14 years) and $50 for Family (2 Adults & 4 Children).
For further inquiries please call Rhonda Smyth on: 0417 343 493