Northern cattle industry unites for spectacular Kununurra rodeo action + PICS

James Nason, 22/05/2022

Carlton Hill staff Caitlin Bury from Quorn, SA, Megan Rutherford from Bermagui, NSW, Ella Palmer from Singleton, NSW and Dan Cherry from Toowoomba, Qld – MORE PICS BELOW ARTICLE

AS many Australians were watching the rise and fall of Federal politicians in Saturday night’s Federal Election, more than 2000 people were being treated to a spectacle of real-life thrills and spills at the 2022 Top End Mustering Rodeo at Kununurra’s scenic Carlton Reach arena.

The strongly supported community event featured a high level of skill and fast-paced action as locals and staff from cattle stations across northern WA and the Northern Territory put their skills to the test in saddle bronc, station buckjump, bull and bullock rides and more.

A large section of the crowd accepted the invitation by the Wild Brumby Line Dancers to participate in a mass line dancing lesson, while the crowd partied well into the night with live music from Darwin band The Grind.

All the winners from the big events are listed below:

Junior Barrel Race

  1. Krshaun Petrevski (Stoney) 15.50
  2. Crystal Morris (Solider) 16.90
  3. Kasey Ward (Solider) 17.50
  4. Krshaun Petrevski (Rhianna) 18.00

Ladies Barrel Race

  1. Mystique McGinty (Alyze) 14.74
  2. Caitlin Bury (Lexa) 16.35
  3. Addy Morrison (Garry) 16.91
  4. Sarah Stenzel (Whitney) 17.19

Bullock Ride

  1. Will Taylor 69
  2. Dan Turnbull 64
  3. Jordan Noakes 62

Station BuckJump

  1. Jock Triggs 70
  2. Aaron Thege 63
  3. Clancy Malone 57

Poddy Ride

  1. Andy Bedford 61
  2. Trevor Bedford 50
  3. Bill Worrigal 48

2nd Div Bull Ride

  1. Odin Thomas 76
  2. Cheyden Dolby 74
  3. Will Taylor 72
  4. John Welch 67

Saddle Bronc

  1. Dan Turnbull 142
  2. Tom Gibbs 137
  3. Rhett Bennett 68
  4. Cody Brennan 67


  1. Lance Bedford 74

Open Bull

  1. Chase Bedford 71


Carlton Hill team members Locky Fraser, Clermont, Qld. Demi Bella from Mackay, Qld, and Georgia Brown from Dubbo, NSW.

Sunset rodeo action in Kununurra.

Kat Robinson and Brendan Chiverton from Dalby stopped into the Kununurra Rodeo during a trip around Australia.

Waterloo Station’s Seamus Stuckey from Condobolin, NSW and Newry Station’s Fletch Barry from Jindabyne in NSW.

Newry Station, NT, crew Clayton Reimers, Iona Cullenward, Jamie Smith, and Ellie Clayton.

Newry Station’s Isobelle Lynch frpm Cowra, NSW with Doug Hulme, BCM contracting, Kununurra.

Phil, Karen and Jesse Chamberlain from Tyre Plus, Kununurra, sponsors of the Kununurra Rodeo and Campdraft Association’s ‘Top End Mustering’ Rodeo.

Zoe Summerfield and Laura Thorn travelled from Darwin to the Kununurra rodeo.

Chris and Maria Magnay, Kimberley Fine Diamonds, Kununurra, and Ethan Calway from Gippsland, Victoria, and Frank Pardo from Peru, who both work with Boshammer Farming in Kununurra.



Ryan Cupitt, Cairns and Josh Walker, Katherine.

Members of the crowd put their line dancing skills to the test in the rodeo arena.

Fossil Downs, WA, team members Shannon Hull from Tambellup, WA; Reko Yeeda from Halls Creek, WA; Sophie Ablett, Cowaramup, WA and Conor Cahill, Melbourne, Vic.

Michael Stanford, Hendon Park, Roma, Pat Loughnan, Legune Station, Kununurra, WA and Rob Loughnan, Alicker, Roma.

Bulloo River Station crew members Brad Ball, Millie Johncock, Richard Burt, Archie Burt and Manu Lai.

Emmalene Deaves from Tamworth in NSW and Jack Boyd from Kununurra, WA.

Willeroo crew Jack Michael, Duncan Hughes, Georgia Markham, Charlie Duff, Sophie McIntyre and Anna Plain’s Kyle Moores.




Gloria, Kirsty and Jo from Bulloo River Station.


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