NATURAL TALENT: Dan Dolbel saddled up a bull at the Chinchilla Show rodeo for the first time in two years.
NATURAL TALENT: Dan Dolbel saddled up a bull at the Chinchilla Show rodeo for the first time in two years. Julia Baker

Dolbel kicks up dust for a win

IT may have been two years since he last kicked up the dust in the ring but it seems time is no object for Dan Dolbel who won the novice bull ride at the Chinchilla Show Rodeo at the weekend.

Dolbel said he gave up bull riding a few years ago but he opted to get back in the ring this year following some strong urging from his boss.

"I have a family so I didn't want to get hurt,” he said.

"It was good to win I suppose, it's the first bull after two years, I might get back on one in another two years.

"It all just comes back, the last time I won one it was in Chinchilla too.”

Dolbel scored 82 points to win the novice ride said he was bucked off "a good bull” in the open ride.

Rodeo announcer Aaron Ryan said "it was a very good score” and that Dolbel had a "natural talent” for bull riding.

"He's one of those blokes that when he turns up he's just got a bit of a natural talent... He's always been talented at everything he does and you wonder how far he could go if he shoots for it, but he's got a win now and that will keep him happy for another couple of years.

"I though he would win the bull ride... if you had your last five bucks you'd put it on him and Chinchilla is one of those places they always get behind a local rider.”

Ryan said the rodeo was a big success with some local riders performing well.

"As for the local money a lady from Wandoan by the name of Rachel Little won the barrel race, she's always very tough to beat and Leon Polzan won the bullock ride and Jim and Dusty Tattam from Miles won the team roping.”


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