HEART-POUNDING: Bull rider competes for top spot at the Jandowae Timbertown Festival Bull Ride.
HEART-POUNDING: Bull rider competes for top spot at the Jandowae Timbertown Festival Bull Ride. G. Vickery Photography

An adrenaline rush

Rodeo: The Jandowae community has kicked up the dust for a wild night of bullriding.

The Jandowae Timbertown Festival Bull Ride was held on Saturday night and featured live entertainment, a jumping castle for children, and of course plenty of heart-pounding action.

Timbertown committee president Leon Druce said it was a great night with double their expected attendance.

"I think there was just over 600... we said we would be happy with 300,” Druce said.

"(The) numbers are fantastic, especially being the first one.”

The bullride itself jumped into action at 6pm, with competitors vying for prestige and prizes.

Druce said the sport drew in competitors and crowds who love the adrenalin.

"There was some really good bulls, I think in the novice they were too good for the riders, no one scored,” he said.

"It's another event for everyone to come out to but there's a lot of out-of-towners, which is awesome.

"Our aim is to keep entertainment cheap to get in, so it was only $5 entry and just so you can come and have a good time really.”

And a good time it was, with the fun stretching late into the night and great feedback.

Druce said the committee planned to make the bull ride an annual event for the Jandowae community.

Druce extended a special thanks to attendees, as well as the Timbertown committee, and other community committees that helped organise and run the event.


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