A dusty and fun weekend

A weekend celebrating the region’s agricultural roots and lifestyle is just around the corner.

The Carter’s Foodland Peterborough Golden Spurs Rodeo, Country Ute & 4WD Muster, will be held on Saturday, February 6, and is shaping up to be a dayof fun.

The Golden Spurs Open Saddle Bronc will see people riding horses and is open to competitors who have won more than $3000 in their career. Second division is for those who have won less than that amount. The winner will win a pair of Golden Spurs and about $1000, depending on the entries received on the night.

The Open Bull ride is the feature event, with $1200 in prize money and thePeterborough Bull Riding Cup as a trophy. The rider must stay on the bull for eight seconds and then the two rodeo clowns are there to save that person.

Organisers anticipate up to 30 entrants will participate in theute and 4WD round up, which starts at3pm.

HOLD ON TIGHT: A rodeo will be pulling through Peterborough next month. Image credit Robert Woodland.

A new event is the Rescue Barrel Race. There,one person stands on a drum and the other competitor, on ahorse, needs to rescue the person on the drum. The pillion rider must then be seated on the back of the horse when the finish line is crossed. A total of $300 prize money is offered.

The rodeo will be opened by Peter Goers and he will be introduced by Dan Van Holst Pellekaan, member for Stuart. Miss Rodeo Carrieton, Nikea Coulson, will be present and is representing herself for the Miss Australian Rodeo Queen. The National Anthem will be sung by the Singing Cowboy.

The night will end at3amSunday. People can camp overnight and breakfast will be served from6am Sunday.

Publicity officer Shirley Dearlove has been part of the rodeo for 10 years.

“What I love about the event is that is brings the community together and its usually a wonderful warm night under the stars.”

A full bar and catering will be on site and live music will be performed.

The rodeo is being held at the rodeo grounds, Cemetery Road,Peterborough.

The eventraises money for charities including the Lions and Rotary Clubs ofPeterborough, Country Fire Service,PeterboroughHistory Club, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Gawler Plains Carriage Driving Association.

Cost is $20 for adults, children aged 10-15 $10, a family pass of two adults and two children is $50, and children under 10 are free.

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