Topics:  boonah showgrounds, national rodeo association

Rodeo bulls to test cowboys' mettle in Boonah

THREE GENERATIONS: Clay Hall (on horse) seen here with father Jason Hall (left) and grandfather Kerry Hall are taking part in the Boonah Rodeo.
THREE GENERATIONS: Clay Hall (on horse) seen here with father Jason Hall (left) and grandfather Kerry Hall are taking part in the Boonah Rodeo. Contributed

BOONAH Showgrounds are playing host for the first time to the National Rodeo Association Finals and will witness three generations of the Hall family taking part.

Grandfather Kerry Hall, dad Jason Hall and son Clay Hall will be taking part in the first round of finals on November 16.

Kerry owns the contracting business, Hall Rodeo, which will provide the award-winning bulls for riders like his grandson Clay to ride in his chance at winning the Under 16s Junior Steer Riding.

Hall Rodeo has been in the contracting business for more than 40 years and in the past 30 years has won 34 bucking stock titles with their horses and bulls.

Meanwhile Jason Hall will be the announcer at the rodeo with his knowledge from winning the average national finals in 1999 in bareback riding.

"It is pretty exciting. It's been a business that we've been a part of for a long time," Jason said.

With Kerry Hall approaching retirement age at 66, Jason may be stepping into his father's shoes in the company at least until the next generation wants to take over.

"I'm thinking my involvement in the business will be to tide it over until my boys are ready to take it," he said.

The action kicks off at 6pm with a licensed bar and good food. There will also be comedy with Ian Bostock tickling your funny bone.

The top 12 competitors in each event will battle it out to be crowned 2013 champions.



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