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50k for an Angel

Clintin Brummer

On the 25th of August Global FM, in association with S.A Rodeo, held a rodeo to raise funds for a little girl called Mikayla Oosthuizen. There was quite the number of activities planned for this event, such as a horse riding competition to auctions to the main event being the rodeo itself.

There were a number of stalls and horse rides available to the public. Having started early on Saturday, each rider and fan, flocked to the sounds of horses and music. As the morning progressed more and more spectators arrived, each bringing with them an opportunity for happy memories.

There was a lot of fundraising happening on the day, auctions were held and one of the riders, Rickus Rossouw, offered his shirt and it sold for R3200 on the auction. A Mr. and Miss. Rodeo pageant also took place.

As soon as the horse riding started, spectators flocked to the arena in droves to view each rider as they competed. Walter van der Walt took first place as the all-around Cowboy games winner (under the experienced rider’s category). Even the youngsters took their shot at timed laps. Under the beginners’ category, Calvin Steenkamp was the all-round winner.

After having viewed some spectacular riding, it was time to move on to the Bull riding. From the moment the gates opened, these bulls were ready for action, throwing off both men and women, luckily with no serious injury.

Sarina van Bergen was declared the Female Victor proving her skill. JJ Potgieter was declared the Male Victor, being one of the younger experienced riders. This day was an overall. Overall R50000 was raised during this rodeo making for a very happy Oosthuizen family.

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