.

The Lang Lang Rodeo this year commemorated one of its own.
Hughie Bourke, a long-serving committee member who was instrumental in getting the popular dog high jump into the annual rodeo schedule, sadly died last year.
Wanting to honour Mr Bourke for his work, Easter Monday’s rodeo featured the newly-named Hughie Bourke Memorial Dog High Jump.
“He was here every year to run it (the high jump),” rodeo secretary Cheryl Berry said.
“He is sadly missed.”
The event drew strong competitors and crowds, and was eventually won by red heeler Mal, owned by George Hancock of Paynesville.
Other highlights from the 74th annual rodeo included the bareback riding, steer roping, and the highly-anticipated bull ride finale.
Ms Berry described the event as a “fantastic day with perfect weather and record entries”.
“The atmosphere was incredible,” Ms Berry said.
“We ran a full program starting at 8am and finishing at 4.30pm.”
Ms Berry thanked the many volunteers who helped behind the scenes, along with the cowboys and girls who came from as far away as Western Australia to compete.
The committee’s attention now turns to next year’s milestone 75th event, to be held once again on Easter Monday.

Comments are closed.

More News

Cardinia Shire Council “delivered results across the board” during the 2015-17 financial year, according to its CEO, Garry McQuillan. In ...

A 40-year-old Pakenham man has been arrested and charged over burglaries and damage to cars. Cardinia detectives arrested him on ...

A Holden Commodore was set alight in a Pakenham street on 13 August. Police are investigating the car fire, which occurred ...

Police are investigating a burglary at the Emerald Golf Course on 21 August. It is alleged that two raiders forced their ...

Police are cautioning residents to lock up their tools following a spate of power tool thefts in the Pakenham/ Officer ...

Cardinia Shire Council has banned advertising of political and non-community events on its public noticeboard. Councillors implemented the ban at ...

Latest Sport

The AFL South East Commission has adopted a final resolution for the Senior Competition Review at its meeting on Monday 21...

The charitable arm of Bendigo Bank continues to support the community, with local branches making a very special presentation last ...

Drouin’s hopes of joining the West Gippsland Football Netball Competition from next season have been dealt a massive blow ...