Rain didn’t dampen Rodeo spirits

Lynne Mowbray Despite crowd numbers being down a bit this year and the threat of rain, the Lawrence Rodeo managed to put on another top class event. The annual event which was held at the Maclean Showground on Saturday December 30, only just managed to escape the rain. About five minutes after the end of the last event, the heavens opened and sent the crowd scurrying to their cars. Lawrence Rodeo president Bruce Green said that he’d like to thank the people who braved the damp conditions to attend. “The inclement weather earlier in the day saw it rain at the Showground for an hour and a half and I thought that we were buggered,” Mr Green said. “Once you get a bit of rain, people are hesitant to come out; especially if they’ve got young families. “The forecast wasn’t real good; it was rain, rain, rain. “If there was ever a drought on and we put something on at the showground, it will rain. “But overall, we had a terrific night. “Competitor numbers were down a bit (due to the rescheduling of another rodeo out at Young) but we still had enough for a big night’s program. “The second last bull ride of the night of Clint Glass, from Tamworth, was awesome. “Clint took out the open bull ride event with a score of 91 points on a bull which had never been ridden before. “He’s only just come back after a serious work related injury to his arm which saw him out of action for a few months, so he’s done well,” he said.
Main Photo & Below Photo : Semi professional bull rider Clint Glass of Tamworth, who took out this year’s bull ride event, with a score of 91 points. His winning ride was on a bull which had never been ridden before. Images: Lynne Mowbray