Competitors and spectators of the 2015 Ernest Henry Mining Curry Merry Muster Festival are in for a treat with some of roughest toughest stock in the business locked in for the 2 day pro rodeo program.
Hosted at Cloncurry’s purpose built Equestrian Centre from July 31 to August 2 the rodeo program of the Festival will feature stock from world famous 7th generation rodeo and entertainment contractors Gill Brothers Rodeo, including their APRA and ABRCA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year “Troubled Waters” and Bucking Bull of the Year “Chuckles”.
To be teamed with stock from local based contractors A & J Remfrey Rodeo Co and Emerald based Shane and Leanne Kenny organisers promise plenty of action for the cowboys, cowgirls and the spectators.
“With a 61 year strong history and the title of the highest single payout professional rodeo in Australia we (Merry Muster Committee) pride ourselves on delivering stand out rodeo stock for the event” said event Secretary and Rodeo Coordinator Carlie Remfrey.
“We have competitors travel from near and far; even overseas to participate in our event along with spectators so the ability to boast some of the nation’s best rodeo stock ridden by some best cowboys and cowgirls in the business gives us a real sense of pride.”
For the first time ever the Merry Muster will also play host to a Australian Professional Rodeo Association (APRA) Junior Rodeo; with competitors from near and far including locals and casual competitors all expected to compete.
To be hosted on the Friday of the Festival at the Equestrian Centre from 12noon the APRA Junior Rodeo is a significant undertaking for Merry Muster organisers; requiring an additional line up of judges, stock and prizes.
Encouraging the future of rodeo in Australia, the Junior Rodeo is an initiative for children aged between 2-18 years.
Spectators of the rodeo schedule are also promised not to miss a minute of the action with Big Screens Australia’s 40 square metre television scheduled to broadcast all the heart stopping action up close from the grounds.