BULLHORN: Secretary manager of the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club takes a look at the mechanical bull which will be in action the night before PBR.
BULLHORN: Secretary manager of the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club takes a look at the mechanical bull which will be in action the night before PBR. Adam Hourigan

Tickets to PBR are selling quickly

EVER wanted to get a feel for bull riding, without the threat of a tonne of muscle bound bucking madness trampling all over over you?

Then get down to the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club next Friday night.

Col Green and the staff at South Club have organised the perfect curtain raiser to Saturday's Grafton PBR event, a mechanical bucking bull in between sets from The Highwaymen.

"It was absolutely huge here when we had it last year and it's going to be bigger this time around," Mr Green said.

"We've got three of the cowboys who will be riding in the main event available to sign autographs as well as giving out tips on how to tackle riding the mechanical bull."

He said the cowboys: Matt Pfingst, Sam O'Connor and Rohan Markham are absolute stars on the professional bullriding circuit.

"We had the cowboys here last year," he said. "They're not allowed to ride the mechanical bull in case they get injured before the main event, but they were a huge hit with everyone who came to try it out."

Mr Green said the program would kick off with an hour of music from the band before the bull riding action began.

"We'll have another set from the band then we'll finish with the more bull riding," he said.

"We're going to split the bull riding into three sections: seniors, 14 to 18 and 10 to 14. That should give us plenty of different standards to cater for.

"Contestants will be riding for passes to the PBR on Saturday night."

Mr Green said the club also had tickets on sale for Saturday's big night.

"We're open from 10am to 10pm seven days a week and you can pick up tickets here any time we're open, " he said.

The general manager of The Daily Examiner, which is hosting the event, Kelly Price, said certain sections of Grafton Showground had sold out and the remaining tickets were selling fast.



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