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Gymkhana delights

Wednesday, 30th April, 2008

The White Cliffs Gymkhana and Rodeo has again delivered a weekend of rollicking family fun.

Held last weekend, the annual event attracted a record crowd of up to 900 people.

One of the event's organisers, Vanessa Anderson, said the weekend had been huge.

"I think it would have to be one of the biggest crowds ever," she said.

"I think because of the long weekend, it just turned out to be after Anzac Day on the Friday, a lot of people decided it gave them a good opportunity to come down.

"And the weather leading up to the event had been beautiful."

The weather took a nasty turn as the weekend wore on, but that didn't dampen many spirits and the events rolled on regardless.

Saturday featured horse races and events, the rodeo and a live band, while Sunday allowed the non-horse folks in the crowd to get involved with novelty events.

Full results have not been published yet as Ms Anderson has been dealing with her daughter's broken leg, suffered during one of the weekend's events.

They will be published soon on the event website at www.whitecliffsgymkhanarodeo.com.

Despite an injury in the family, Ms Anderson said the weekend had been great fun. It's all for a good cause and is one of the last of its kind in the region.

"None of the animals were harmed - only the riders," she said.

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