A bucking good time at Cowra Show Rodeo

Rodeo action at the Cowra Show in 2017. File photo.
Rodeo action at the Cowra Show in 2017. File photo.

It's time to jump on and hold on tight - the Cowra Show Rodeo is back on Friday night.

There will be plenty of events for budding cowboys and cowgirls and Cowra Show executive member Emma Boland said it's sure to be an exciting evening.

"There will be plenty of competitors coming from across the state," Ms Boland said.

"None of the open bulls were ridden to time last year so hopefully the cowboys will make a comeback.

"Thanks to all of the sponsors of the Rodeo."

The action kicks off at the Cowra Showground at 4pm on Friday with the junior events for riders aged eight to 18 years of age.

These will include the junior steer ride and junior barrel race.

Next up will be the Hitchley and Harrow Ladies Barrel Race before the Novice Bull Ride and Novice Saddle Bronc.

The Open Bareback, Saddle Bronc and Bull Rides will follow.

The winners of the Open Bull Rides, Saddle Bronc and Bareback will receive belt buckles from Ridetuff.

There will also be plenty of other attractions for the young and young at heart on the Saturday of the Cowra Show.

New this year is the Mounted Police doing displays at 2pm and 4pm.

For the kids, one of the highlights is the crowning of the Junior Showgirl and Showboy and Miss and Master Tiny Tot.

If your young one likes action and adventure, head to the Rock Climbing Wall, Dog High Jump at 4pm or the ADAMA Young Farmers Challenge, with teams of four completing a series of tasks farmers may face during a normal day.

Obstacles could include rolling bales of wool, moving hay, rolling a swag and the crowd favourite - eating dry weetbix. You can register your team of four at the Cowra Show Office.

Entries will be taken for the ADAMA Young Farmers Challenge until 4.30pm on Show day, with the action kicking off at 6pm.

The popular Demolition Derby will kick off at 7pm before the popular Fireworks display to end the Show.