Goomeri saddles up for exciting new year

NEW YEARS EVE RIDING: Former Kingaroy resident Tammy Augustin competes in the women's barrel race during the Goomeri New Years Eve Show Rodeo.
NEW YEARS EVE RIDING: Former Kingaroy resident Tammy Augustin competes in the women's barrel race during the Goomeri New Years Eve Show Rodeo. Aiden Burgess

GOOMERI welcomed the new year with a big night of rodeo action on Monday.

The annual Goomeri New Year's Eve Show Rodeo entertained about 1500 rodeo enthusiasts at the showgrounds.

The ute show psyched up the crowd for some top-class action before the women's barrel race got the night's schedule underway.

Other mainstay rodeo events included the open bull ride, saddle ride, bareback ride and breakaway roping.

Goomeri Show Society secretary Lyle Hasselbach said the rodeo was a great way for riders and spectators to end the year.

"Everyone certainly had a great time, that's for sure, and it was a really great night," he said.

"We had people from all over the place including two Frenchmen and an African."

Hasselbach said it was the biggest night of the year for the town of Goomeri.

"We were extremely busy all day Monday and a lot of people stayed on the Tuesday which all helped the little town's economy," he said.

"The highlight for me was probably just to see the large number of people in the crowd on Monday night which we didn't expect at all.

"We like to set a figure each year and we well and truly surpassed it."

Results:

Open Bull Ride: Jeff Moretto (81) Cameron Taylor (79) Ryan Dickens (76) PJ Bradford (74).

Saddle Ride: Jim Ryan (80) Cameron Taylor (73) Michael Maher (73) Dale Jones (70).

Bareback Ride: Dinny Moran (75) Matty Makinson (74) Steel Allston (65).

Novice Bull Ride: PJ Bradford (67) Tristan Hartley (67) John Foster (64).

Poddy Ride: Maddix Lovett (62) Cody Groves (61) Ty Thomson (61).

Breakaway Roping: Tammy Augustin (2.84) Kylie Hancock (3.408) Lindsey Speedy (3.975) Kylie Siebenhausen (11.532).

Steer Wrestling: Brad Cavanagh (5.265) Shane Hart (5.847) Marcus Jones (5.985) Jason Hall (12.676).

Rope & Tie: Alan Knox (11.250) Danny Fitzpatrick (12.713) Mark Wadsworth (14.012) Clay Gall (14.696).

Junior Barrel Race: Cheyenne Whitwell (15.279) Chelsea Bartlett (15.492) Lexie Richter (15.789) Shanae Payne (16.088).

Barrel Race: Cheyenne Whitwell (15.195) Suzanne Brooks (15.323) Louise Kimber (15.563) Kim Clarke (15.596).

Team Roping: 1.Matt Speedy (9.523) Jason McPhee (9.523) 2.Wade Eastwell (12.140) Bevan Eastwell (12.140) 3.Brad Cavanagh (13.173) Jason Fedrick (13.173) 4.Gene Kingst (14.457) Steve Doneathy (14.457).

South Burnett

Topics:  goomeri, new year, rodeo




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