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Championship Chute Out Dartmoor Rodeo

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The little town of Dartmoor in Western Victoria is gearing up for its biggest day of the year with the running of the Championship Chute Out Dartmoor Rodeo on Saturday 3rd February.

Victoria Melbourne Dartmoor Rodeo Bull Riding Barrel Racing Saddle Bronc Bareback Weekend Away
It's the biggest day of the year in Dartmoor when champion bulls like Terminator and Battlefield come to town.


Gates open at the Dartmoor Oval at 4 pm for a 6.30 pm start with a program that will see almost 100 competitors, including national champions Greg Deveraux, Glen Kent and Travis Young, take part in Junior and Open bull riding, saddle bronc & bareback riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing and a host of other traditional rodeo events.

The bull riding event will see competitors taking on Terminator and Battlefield, two of the best bulls in the country doing their very best to unseat riders.

Victoria Melbourne Dartmoor Rodeo Bull Riding Barrel Racing Saddle Bronc Bareback Weekend Away
With plenty of prize money up for grabs, you can bet every competitor will be trying their hardest to win.


With prize money ranging from $500 for the Junior Bull Ride Champion to $1500 for the Open, you can bet that every event will be hotly contested.

There'll be plenty of sideshows, full catering, live entertainment going right through until 1 am and camping is available. Note NO BYO.

Admission costs Adults $20 and Children from $10.

Don't miss this spectacular evening of exciting, bone-jarring rodeo action.

Victoria Melbourne Dartmoor Rodeo Bull Riding Barrel Racing Saddle Bronc Bareback Weekend Away
For some the day won't end well ... Ouch


Getting There

Dartmoor is 375 kilometres, just under 4 hour 30-minute drive west of Melbourne via the Hamilton Highway/B140 or the National Highway M8 and Glenelg Highway/B160.

Victoria Melbourne Dartmoor Rodeo Bull Riding Barrel Racing Saddle Bronc Bareback Weekend Away
Race on down to Dartmoor on Saturday 3rd February for the annual Championship Chute Out Dartmoor Rodeo.


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Why? Watch all the bone jarring action as cowboys & cowgirls from around teh country compete for prize money in a range of spectacular events for the Championship Chute Out Dartmoor Rodeo.
When: Saturday 3rd February, 4 PM til late.
Phone: (03) 5581 2070
Where: Dartmoor Recreation Reserve, Egan Street, Dartmoor, Victoria
Cost: Adults $20 Children from $10
Your Comment
I visited Dartmoor once. It's a very pretty little town. I remember it was near there that I first saw Emma in the wild.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9628) 1620 days ago
I'm pretty shocked that Ian is promoting attending a rodeo and that Weekend Notes have published this. Just recently, a calf died after a rodeo incident in South Australia. There are other ways we can find to entertain ourselves that do not involve cruelty to animals. For more, please read here.http://kb.rspca.org.au/What-are-the-welfare-issues-associated-with-rodeos_710.html
by Raymondo (score: 1|12) 1625 days ago
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