Dalby set for a wild PBR ride: Mayor
DALBY will be the biggest winner when the Rural Weekly PBR Live Series arrives in town this Saturday.
That is the message from Western Downs Regional Council mayor Ray Brown, who has been involved with rodeos on and off for more than three decades.
"I am certainly looking forward to it and so should the Dalby community," Cr Brown said.
"I'm very pleased to see it coming."
Cr Brown said the event would draw people from across the region.
"It's a quality event - I think that is the thing. This isn't a backyard event," he said.
"Whether they stay in town or buy cans of Coke, it all adds up. Most of our community will benefit."
Cr Brown said he had seen large strides in animal welfare and workplace health and safety dring his affiliation with the circuit.
"They've got to make sure the rider and the animals are protected," he said.
"These aren't bulls you pull out of the back paddock. They are finely tuned athletes. Often they win - not the rider."
Harvey Norman Dalby is the major sponsor for the event.
Store franchisee Ben Handy said he hoped the event would bring more business to town.
"I think it is really good for the town. To get something of his calibre here, it's pretty awesome," Mr Handy said.
Riders Fraser Babbington, Troy Wilkinson and Sam O'Connor will greet fans at Harvey Norman on the morning of the PBR Live Series from 10am-noon.
The Golf Western Oil V8 Supercar will also be in town.
The Dalby Herald is giving away 10 child passes to PBR on the morning.
Bull riding action
- Round four of the Rural Weekly PBR Live Series will be hosted at the Dalby Showgrounds this Saturday
- Grab your tickets from eventopia.co or the Dalby Herald office before they run out
- Pre-purchase tickets to avoid the line-up at the gate