Thousands flock to rodeo event

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
2016 Australian Bull-riding champion Wade McCarthy tries to hold on tight as his bull Shang Eyed tries to buck him off during the first open bull ride round at the Harvey Dickson Rodeo at the weekend.
Camera Icon2016 Australian Bull-riding champion Wade McCarthy tries to hold on tight as his bull Shang Eyed tries to buck him off during the first open bull ride round at the Harvey Dickson Rodeo at the weekend. Credit: Tari Jeffers

The Harvey Dickson Rodeo was held in Boyup Brook on Friday and Saturday, attracting thousands of people from across the country.

Just before the events started on Saturday afternoon, a moment’s silence was held to honour Rose Dickson, the wife of Harvey Dickson, who died a week before the 2017 rodeo.

Saturday’s rodeo events included the open bull ride, the novice bull ride, steer wrestling, steer undercoating and team roping.

Margaret, Taylia, 16, and Shanice Ryan, all of Collie.
Camera IconMargaret, Taylia, 16, and Shanice Ryan, all of Collie. Credit: Tari Jeffers
Sam and Paul Brojanowski with their daughter Oliviah, 13, all of Bunbury.
Camera IconSam and Paul Brojanowski with their daughter Oliviah, 13, all of Bunbury. Credit: Tari Jeffers
Eva and Chad Breisach, both of Walpole.
Camera IconEva and Chad Breisach, both of Walpole. Credit: Tari Jeffers
Kristina Jablonski with Ronnelle and Rob Campbell, all of Perth.
Camera IconKristina Jablonski with Ronnelle and Rob Campbell, all of Perth. Credit: Tari Jeffers
Ann Hughes and Deborah Salmeri, both of Perth, with Courtney and Kelsey Salmeri, both of Collie.
Camera IconAnn Hughes and Deborah Salmeri, both of Perth, with Courtney and Kelsey Salmeri, both of Collie. Credit: Tari Jeffers
Leigh Sunderland with his sons Kobee, 4, and Jesse, 10, with Jason Turner, all of Yabberup.
Camera IconLeigh Sunderland with his sons Kobee, 4, and Jesse, 10, with Jason Turner, all of Yabberup. Credit: Tari Jeffers
Rodeo participants come out on the ground during the National Anthem.
Camera IconRodeo participants come out on the ground during the National Anthem. Credit: Tari Jeffers
Logan Mackay holds on tight as his bull comes bucking out of the gate.
Camera IconLogan Mackay holds on tight as his bull comes bucking out of the gate. Credit: Tari Jeffers
Rodeo clown Jimmy C gets thr crowd pumping in between competitors.
Camera IconRodeo clown Jimmy C gets thr crowd pumping in between competitors. Credit: Tari Jeffers

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