HOLD ON TIGHT: Jo Farquhar on her way to a win in the barrel race at the Maclean Twilight Rodeo. Photo Adam Hourigan
HOLD ON TIGHT: Jo Farquhar on her way to a win in the barrel race at the Maclean Twilight Rodeo. Photo Adam Hourigan

Rodeo high on thrills

"TERRIFIC, unbelievable, couldn't get a better night."

Maclean Twilight Rodeo president Bruce Green was chuffed after Saturday night's entertainment at Maclean Showground.

"It's such a good arena to watch from the hill," Green said. "The competitors love coming to this event too, they love the atmosphere.

"We get some of the best riders in Australia here and as always the quality of stock was very good."

The committee took a record gate for the event with an estimated 4,500 patrons attending the rodeo showpiece on the banks of the Clarence River.

"The prices have stayed the same and we took $8000 more than other years," secretary Wendy Feneley said.

"So that's about 500 extra people. Having the fully interactive website now in place and the Facebook page definitely helped with promotion."

"It was a big team effort from the committee and we had some great new sponsors on board."

According to Green, planning for the annual rodeo is a 12-month process, starting once the dust had settled at about 10pm on Saturday.

"It's an all year process," Green said.



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