The 44th annual Stroud Rodeo was held on Friday, September 14, with the township’s population growing from 600 to around 4000 over the weekend.
Federal Member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie officially opened the rodeo.
“It’s been another fantastic event for Stroud and I congratulate the association on yet another successful year,” Dr Gillespie said.
The Stroud Rodeo is a premier event included in the top 10 in Australia, attracting more than 800 competitors and 1000 entries.
Events include bull riding, bronco riding, bulldogging and barrel racing.
A full campdrafting program was held in conjunction with the rodeo.
A ‘maximum points’ venue on the national circuit, the Stroud Rodeo included prize money of more than $30,000.
The event enables donations to various charities which have exceeded $450,000 since its inception, with cancer research the main beneficiary.
The event donates every year to HMRI and local charities, including the community lodge.
The non-stop action all over the weekend included stalls, food vans and entertainment by 8 Second Ride on the Saturday night.
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