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Collins family cleans up on NYE

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In what could only be described as a family affair, the Collins surname dominated results the New Years Eve Rodeo held at Mogumber. Mum
Julie was chuffed to be crowned All Round Cowgirl after an impressive display in the breakaway roping and a fast time of 2.25 in the Steer
Undecorating. She placed fourth in the event only due to some pretty stiff competition from winner – Yarnie King, closely followed by
Muchea locals Jodie Gallacher (2nd) and Stacey McCarthy (3rd).

Earlier in the program, eight year old Samantha took out the under 11 barrels with a time of 25.31. The baby of the family, Julie says
Samantha has been riding since age three and is horse-mad. Thirteen year old Jack got back into riding around 5 years ago after a nasty spill when he was younger, but has really hit his stride this year. He recently participated in a rider exchange program which saw
him competing in 4 NSW rodeos and a clinic mid year, which clearly resulted in a huge learning curve.

Jack cleaned up at Mogumber winning the 11-14 Barrels, the 14-18 Steer ride and the Junior Breakaway – definately a young rider to keep your eye on! Whilst he’s the most experienced cowboy of the family, and the inspiration for the family hobby, Dad Mick was happy to stay in the sidelines this time, hazing for his wife in the Steer undecorating and riding one of the family’s greener mounts.