Hall of Fame awaits Hall, fingers’ crossed

by admin on July 14th, 2018

filed under 南京夜网

WILD RIDE: Tumbarumba’s bareback rider Ben Hall rides Silver to victory at Concurry in August. Hall is looking forward to Warwick later this month. Picture: Dave Ethell
Nanjing Night Net

Australia’s bareback leader Ben Hall, from Tumbarumba, enters the national titles as theclear favourite.

He’s$4,000 ahead of the field and he comes off a series of solid results at three major and two minor events.

“I havethat advantage, that bit of a lead,” he said.

“With that comesa bit of pressure, you feel like you have to perform.”

On October 27-30, at Warwick, 15 of Australia’s best will ridefor a top-prize of$5,000 per round, over four rounds, a possible total of $20,000.

“I’m going in there with nearly a round on the others,” Hallsaid.

“It definitely helps.”

Hall impressed atthree major rodeos, Taroom, Concurry and Mount Isa in August.

He took it out in Cloncurry, he came second in Taroom, and from two rounds in Mount Isa, he averaged third.

“In Taroom, I got on a horse that was meant to be good, but he had an off day, he didn’t buck,so I got a re-ride,” he said.

“You’re pretty lucky to win on a re-ride, usually it’s a mediocre horse.

“It was good enough, I waspretty happy.”

Hall thenwon prizemoney in smaller rodeos inTownsville andnear Mackay.

He had hoped to get back on the horse this weekend in Boorowa and then Adelaide.

Both rodeos have been cancelled due to rain.

Boorowa was scheduled to take place on Saturday as part of a big weekend of festivities in the town.

But due to recent wet weather, lack of a suitable safe site and further forecast rainfor later in the week, the decision wasmade early by organisers and council tocancel the event.

The 79th annualMarrabel Rodeo in Adelaide was set to be held on Sunday andis the premier daytime rodeo in South Australia.

About 180 of Australia’s bestcompetitors were expected to compete for prizemoney in excess of $20,000, but it was also cancelled due to the recent wild storms across South Australia.

“I was looking forward to this weekend, Ithought I’d get a couple under my belt before finals,” he said.

“I’m a bit nervous, hopefully I cankeep it going after a bit of a spell.”

Meantime, Hall will help-out a couple of contractors that own young horses in Rosewood and Benalla.

“There are alot of young horses that need to get developed and bucked,” he said.

“They might not be practice material, butthey might buck the house down.”

Entries close for Warwick, arguably the most famous rodeo in Australia,on Thursday, October 27.

The open bareback will be one of eight national championship events.

IN CONTROL: Tumbarumba’s Ben Hall in action at the Mt Isa Rodeo. Picture: Dave Ethell

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Comments are closed.