HISTORY OF THE ASSOCIATION
The Charters Towers Rodeo Association is made up of both new and old volunteer committee members who put their hands up to ensure local representation in the sport of rodeo, and continuation of the signature rodeo event for Charters Towers - the Heart of the Goldfields Rodeo.
President: Tate Van Wel
Secretary: Hayley Christensen
Treasurer: Paul Weston
HEART OF THE GOLDFIELDS RODEO
An important event for both local competitors and the wider rural community who look forward to connecting socially, the Heart of the Goldfields Rodeo is held annually in July at the Dalrymple Equestian Centre.
Notably, in 2021 the Charters Towers Rodeo Association affiliated with the Australian Professional Rodeo Association (APRA) for the first time, resulting in unprecedented numbers of competitors and specatators.
Subesequently, in 2022 Heart of the Goldfields Rodeo 2021 was recognised as the 'Community Event of the Year' at the Charters Towers Regional Council's Australia Day Awards.