TINA Ross takes part in the Tyalgum Rodeo Campdraft.
TINA Ross takes part in the Tyalgum Rodeo Campdraft.

Big day out for family at rodeo

LIKE all good things, the Tyalgum Diggers Sports Rodeo gets better with age.

The high-flying event had crowds cheering last weekend as it celebrated its 101st birthday.

Last year’s centenary celebration set the benchmark high for a fantastic event, but Tweed MP Justine Elliot said this year did not disappoint.

“It was great to see so many people supporting this wonderful local community event,” Ms Elliot said.

“Tyalgum Diggers Sports Rodeo reflects the cultural richness of the people who live here and the confidence of the community they live in.”

Ms Elliot officially opened the family event on Saturday.

The rodeo raises much-needed funds each year to assist charitable organisations within the Tweed area.

Several local businesses contributed to the event, including Specialised Chicken, Charlie Dorrough, Action Sands, Reeves Earthmoving and Transport, and The Tweed Equestrian Centre.

The full day and evening of festivities, with the Equestrian Gymkhana, rodeo, market stalls, tug-of-war, historical equipment and vehicles, music, monster raffles and fireworks and much more, were enjoyed by all present, Ms Elliot said.

As well as the traditional rodeo, this year’s celebrations included bush poetry, mechanical bull rides, foot races, competitions and more.

Ms Elliot congratulated all the members of the Tyalgum Diggers and the numerous sponsors for making the day a reality.

“A fantastic effort,” she said.



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