Rodeo action

There were thrills and spills galore once the competitors hit the grounds. We were astonished by the size of some of the kids who were competing….seems to be in their blood. All the animals look a bit crazed with the red-eye effect from all the spotlights. Loved the addition of the new big screen replays.

There’s a lot of blurred and fuzzy photos here but I’m going to call them action shots rather than duds.

Darwin is one of the few places where you’ll see teenage ringers with their swags, tight jeans and RM Williams boots, with the occasional silver buckle thrown in.

Bringing it down.

A new form of Aussie motor?

Coming unstuck

Ears pinned back and “hair on fire”.

I loved how the girls wore their girly shirts and their horses had sparkly reins.

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Around the Rodeo

Last weekend we had an outing to the Darwin Championship Rodeo. It was some years since we’d been but we had fun. Some of the riders are sooo young, but pictures of the events tomorrow.

What’s the rodeo without rum? Strangely there were no drop bears in evidence…

And for the kids there’s the colourful, albeit unhealthy, option of lollies and fairy floss by the bucket.

A taste of old-time shows:

Action coming up until the power went out in the whole neighbourhood: