A rider is flung into the air during the Eidsvold rodeo.
A rider is flung into the air during the Eidsvold rodeo. Philippe Coquerand

Riders enjoy a bucking good time at Eidsvold rodeo

BULL RIDING: It's not everyday you have two brothers take out the rodeo win at the weekend, but it happened in Eidsvold.

Mundubbera man Lane Mellers took out the first round of the open bull ride and his younger brother Nash Mellers won the poddy ride competition.

Contractors for BK Bucking Bulls Kerri King said she was thrilled to see the whole community come out to support the rodeo.

"We had a very successful night,” King said.

"It looked like the whole Eidsvold community were there and they were having a good night.”

King said it's been a while since a rodeo was held in Eidsvold, but after last weekend's performance, another one is in the draw card.

"The committee want to make it an annual event,” King said.

"These areas love rodeos, they used to host them every year but then it dropped away.”

The highlight of the event for King was getting to see the crowds get involved.

"They were loving it, it was well supported by the community and we had a lot of nominations come through for the bull riding which was good to see,” she said.

Organiser for the Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive Bruce Tye said he was impressed with the overall running of the Burnett Buckle series in Eidsvold.

"It's always good fun being at the rodeo,” Tye said.

"We're very pleased the community got behind us and supported the cattle drive, especially the rodeo.”

Tye said bull riding is one of the most dangerous sports in the world.

"It comes with its own reward, the adrenaline is what keeps them coming back,” he said.

The next part of the Burnett Buckle series is held in Monto on April 28.

From here, the contractors will head to the Mundubbera show on May 12 for the final of the Burnett Buckle series.


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