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    The GWBRA was recently formed to promote bull riding events hosted at the Great Western Hotel. The association is a not-for-profit organisation, administered by volunteers, with the primary objective of positive promotion of bull riding events and rodeos. The organisation is funded by membership and sponsorship.

    GWBRA also raises funds to assist to send young bull riders to Texas USA in August each year to compete in the Youth Bull Riders World Finals.

    In 2018 nine competitors represented the Great Western Bull Riders Association with 5 finishing in the top 10 including one World Champion – Macauley Leather.

    For more information including nomination information and results on the Great Western Bull Riders Association , click here.



    The Top Guns & Young Gun Series is the highlight of the annual bull riding calendar at the Great Western Hotel. Australia’s leading riders compete in this prestigious event with fabulous prizemoney on offer.

    In 2019 the Top Guns & Young Gun will be combined for a night of non stop action.

    In addition to the Top Gun/Young Gun Series the Great Western hosts a number of other special bull riding events annually including PBR, Bulls ‘n’ Barrels – Tough Enough to Wear Pink and Mowdown Series to name a few.

    Plus every Wednesday and Friday night there is live bull riding which is very popular with locals and tourists visiting the region.


    2019 RODEO DATES

    JANUARY – Saturday 26th – Youth Bull Riders World Finals Fund Raiser

    FEBRUARY – Saturday 16th – Round 1: Top Gun / Young Gun

    MARCH – Saturday 23rd – Round 2: Top Gun / Young Gun

    APRIL – Sunday 14th – Round 3: Top Gun / Young Gun

    MAY – Sunday 12th – Round 4: Top Gun / Young Gun

    JUNE – Saturday 15th – Round 5: Top Gun / Young Gun

    JULY – Saturday 13th – Round 6: Top Gun / Young Gun

    AUGUST – Saturday 17th – Round 7: Top Gun / Young Gun

    SEPTEMBER – Saturday 14th – Round 8: Top Gun / Young Gun

    OCTOBER – Saturday 5th – Round 9: Top Gun / Young Gun

    NOVEMBER – Friday 8th & Saturday 9th – FINALS Top Gun / Young Gun