The Border Watch : January 10th 2014
NEWS TIPS email@example.com for city rodeo at spectacular annual event NEWS 3 Competitive riding in teenager’s blood PHIL HOLMES WOODALL clan member Tammy, who turns 18 on Sunday, was born into the world of rodeo and has loved every minute of it. Riding horses is second nature to the national competitor and Tammy will be a feature in the barrel racing at tomorrow night’s McDonald Park event. Looking forward to the evening, the 17-year-old hopes to see a large crowd. “I love everything about the day,” she said. “It’s going to be nice weather too, so there should be a huge crowd at McDonald Park. “There is going to be so much to do and see with the motorbikes and all the events in the arena.” Living at home with dad Tony and mum Julie, the farm at Winnap has everything she needs to train for events in the district. A 15-minute drive up the road is her grandfather Ron’s property, the home of rodeo in the region. ADDICTED: Teenager Jordan Taylor aboard a bucking bull. Taylor, 19, is living in Warrnambool on a working visa from England and recently showed interest in rodeo. Competing at the Tyrendarra and Port Fairy events last weekend, he will again feature at Mount Gambier tomorrow. “I’ve always just been around it, so I guess it was only natural when I wanted to start competing with the horses,” Tammy said. “It’s great. I can practice whenever I want and I think being on the farm with these facilities has really helped to improve myself in the sport.” Recently finishing her exams and schooling at Mount Gambier High School after deferring for a year, Tammy will move to Adelaide to study radiology. A far cry from her surroundings of the country, she looks forward to the new challenge of city life. “I love the country, but I’m looking forward to doing the course next year as it’s something I really want to get into,” she said. “My brother Josh has moved there and that’s a challenge I look forward to.” Look out for Tammy when she rides her horse Jimmy in the barrel race tomorrow. LOOKING FOR ACTION: Rohan Markham prepares for his ride. LISA MCCUNE TEDDY TAHU RHODES CHRISTINE ANU MITCHELL BUTEL SPECIAL BOND: Tammy Woodall will compete at the Mount Gambier Rodeo tomorrow evening with her horse Jimmy. Pictures: PHIL HOLMES WARMING UP: Winnap teenager Tammy Woodall goes through her barrel race routine with Jimmy the horse. UNTIL 26 JAN FESTIVAL THEATRE BOOK AT NOT TO BE MISSED” “10/10… Sun Herald The Border Watch, Friday, January 10, 2014 - 3 1 131 246 NOW ON!
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