Kin Kin Rodeo action thrills crowd

Cecilia AllenManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Fifteen- year- old WA rider Jack Collins won the division two bull ride event bumping him up to a professional level.
Camera IconFifteen- year- old WA rider Jack Collins won the division two bull ride event bumping him up to a professional level. Credit: Picture: Cecilia Allen / Manjimup Bridgetown Times

Despite the threat of bad weather, dedicated fans showed up to the fast-paced action of the Kin Kin Retreat Rodeofest event on Saturday.

The night, which is run under the Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft and Rodeo Association, consisted of novice and professional events including saddle bronc, bareback, steer and bull rides and barrel racing.

Rodeo director Rod Caddies said feedback from the event had been positive.

Bindoon rider Amanda Oversby took part in the barrel racing event.
Camera IconBindoon rider Amanda Oversby took part in the barrel racing event.

“We’re hoping to bring back the event to Manjimup and make it an annual thing,” he said.

“We’ve already got a great selection of State and national competitors so we’re going to try and get some international riders for the next event.”

Cervantes junior rider Courtney Reinke proves that steer riding is not just a male sport.
Camera IconCervantes junior rider Courtney Reinke proves that steer riding is not just a male sport.

Fifteen-year-old rider Jack Collins won the novice bull ride event allowing him to move into the professional division for future rides.

Nullarbor rider Jeremiah Day won the professional division open bull ride event.

The night also included live music, face painting, food and country clothing item stalls.

More pictures from the rodeo:

Kurtis Milentis, 12, Justin Bailye, 12, Michael Kilrain, 11, and Ryan Tartaglia, 11, all of Manjimup.
Camera IconKurtis Milentis, 12, Justin Bailye, 12, Michael Kilrain, 11, and Ryan Tartaglia, 11, all of Manjimup.
Ruby Larsen, 5, and Jasmine Buckley, 8, both of Manjimup.
Camera IconRuby Larsen, 5, and Jasmine Buckley, 8, both of Manjimup.
Saddle bronc rider Laurence Oversby, of Bindoon.
Camera IconSaddle bronc rider Laurence Oversby, of Bindoon.
Madison Christofis and Jami Madeley, both of Manjimup.
Camera IconMadison Christofis and Jami Madeley, both of Manjimup.
Lynette Vellios, Nicki Campbell, Sue Edwards, Dianne Milentis, all of Manjimup, with Joy Debelec, of Busselton.
Camera IconLynette Vellios, Nicki Campbell, Sue Edwards, Dianne Milentis, all of Manjimup, with Joy Debelec, of Busselton.

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