Jade's riding will amaze us
THE thrills and excitement of the dangerous sport of trick riding will be on display at this year's Dalby Show.
Trick rider Mikayla Jade will be performing her impressive riding displays over both the Friday and the Saturday of the show.
For those unfamiliar with trick riding, Ms Jade says it is a thrill-a-minute event.
"The basic outline of trick riding as a sport is a beautiful girl doing death defying tricks on a fast horse,” Ms Jade said.
"My main trick riding routine will be on my horse, Phoenix, and we will be doing some pretty crazy stuff together.”
One of Ms Jade's main tricks that leaves an audience in awe is the Death Drag.
"In this move I will be hanging from Phoenix on one leg while he runs around the arena at a fast pace.”
Ms Jade also performs the Rome Riding Display, a modified version of the horse and chariot riders from ancient times.
"Someone decided that they didn't need the chariot, so I will be riding on two horses at the same time, and hopefully depending on the weather will be able to jump fire with them,” she said.
Trick riding is still growing in Australia, but its improved skill level and entertainment is why Ms Jade believes it is worth attending.
" The standard of trick riding has been raised over the last few years so it is something great to see.”