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Rodeo impresses again

ANOTHER successful year means that the Stony Creek Rodeo can be locked into the calendar as an annual event.

Saturday saw the second annual Rodeo run by the Stony Creek Football and Netball Club go off fantastically.

Over 4000 spectators flocked to event to see the high paced country action and skilful masters of their craft.

Fun and games in the afternoon included sheaf tossing, dog jumping and sheep dog trials by the Beloka Kelpie Stud, whip cracking demonstrations, a bucking bull and much more before full rodeo action under lights.

Organiser Neil Cope was over the moon about the event.

“It was a great night,” he said.

“One of the highlights this year would’ve been the giant screen from Big Screen Australia.

“The replays, slow-mos and different camera angles made for great entertainment and made sure that you didn’t miss a thing.”

A number of high-class competitors came from far and wide to show their skill at Stony Creek, which shows how far the event has grown in reputation in just its second year.

“It’s going to be an annual thing now,” Mr Cope said.

“Lock it in for the next couple of years because it’s not going anywhere.”

Mr Cope thanked all of the sponsors that got behind the rodeo as well as all of the SCFNC volunteers who helped out with the event, as well as anybody else involved.

All the money made from the rodeo goes back into maintenance and upgrading of the football and netball facilities.

“We will also be making a donation to the Stony Creek-Meeniyan CFA because they helped out with the parking,” Mr Cope said.

Keep your eye out in the coming weeks for more Stony Creek Rodeo action in The Star.

All photos courtesy of Mark Drury.

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