Rodeo a good day out

HANG ON: Jock Westgarth
HANG ON: Jock Westgarth

Timaru cowboy Jock Westgarth hung on for dear life as he competed in the second division bull ride at the 57th Annual Waimate Rodeo yesterday.

Organiser Craig Booth said that although numbers were down this year, it had been a ''good family day out''.

Cooler weather may have kept people away, he said.

There we no injuries, just a few ''scrapes and grazes. But that's rodeo''.

There were 190 entries in the competition this year. The open saddle bronc was won by 52-year-old Dunedin man Larry Williams.

The Timaru Herald