Australia Biggest rodeo in the southern hemisphere brings big crowds to outback Queensland

08:40  13 august  2017
08:40  13 august  2017 Source:   abc.net.au

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Despite being held 1,800 kilometres north-west of Brisbane, the Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo attracts more than 20,000 people — more than the remote mining town's population.

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Despite being held 1,800 kilometres north-west of Brisbane, the Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo attracted more than 20,000 people to the remote mining town in its first two days — with numbers from Sunday still to come.

To put things into perspective, the town's population is only 18,000.

"The Isa Rodeo is the largest rodeo in the southern hemisphere," general manager Nathalie Flecker said.

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"It also has the biggest prize pool, so it means the competitors that are coming out are actually working for over $230,000 in prize money plus buckles to take home."

Spectators watched hundreds of competitor's ride in major rodeo events, such as barrel racing, breakaway roping, team roping, rope and tie, steer wrestling, bull riding, saddle bronc', and bareback bronc' riding.

Jared Boghero travelled from Stanwell in central Queensland to defend his title as the 2016 Open Bull Ride Champion.

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Despite having pins removed from his broken leg less than two weeks ago, Mr Boghero said there was no chance of giving the Mount Isa rodeo a miss.

"I broke my leg. It probably sounds bad, but it's a pretty good injury for bull riders. I was out for seven weeks, [and] I got out one screw out last Monday," Mr Boghero said.

"It might sound bad, but it was like getting a splinter out."

For professional bull riders like Mr Boghero, injuries are part of the job.

"It's part of the game. We know we're going to get hurt," he said.

"It's not if we get hurt, it's when it happens and how bad it is."

Despite being up against 50 other riders, the 27-year-old said his only true competitor was the bull.

"If you don't ride the bull, there's no cigar."

And while bull riding can be a painful sport to participate in, Mr Boghero said it was the relationships that brought him back.

"[Rodeo] is like a big family reunion," he said.

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