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Pro Rodeo takes out Bourke’s Community Event of the Year


Back O’Bourke Stampede Pro Rodeo - committee members Sarah Barton, Lisa Crothers, Kayla Simmonds, Tye Simmonds, and Mel Milgate with Bourke Mayor Barry Hollman. Bourke’s Australia Day Ambassador Andrew Lock is at behind Sarah’s hat. Photo Twh


Following a break of 23 years, pro-rodeo returned to Bourke on 14 October 2023 with the staging of the Peter Simmonds Memorial, Back O’Bourke Stampede Pro-Rodeo.

The Pro- Rodeo was postponed on two occasions during 2022 due to rain and floods across western NSW.

Unperturbed, the hard working, all volunteer committee presented an event that was not only a huge success, with over 2,000 people attending, but an event that firmly re-established pro-rodeo in Bourke, bringing great credit to the Bourke Community.[…]

Read more in the printed edition of The Western Herald.

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