King keeping busy with bucking bulls
BULL RIDING: It was a good weekend at the Gympie rodeo, and that's no bull.
More than 4000 people attended the annual Bull n Bronc rodeo on Saturday night.
Providing more than 40 bulls for the competitors, BK Bucking Bulls Brian King said it was an event he had catered for for five years.
"The event is getting bigger and bigger every year,” King said.
"The rodeo on Saturday night was a success, but unfortunately no riders placed in the open bull category.”
King said he has bred bulls on his Mundubbera property for the past 12 years.
"We were always going to do it when we were young, but running the business is expensive,” he said.
"It takes a lot of work to breed and cart bulls to rodeos across Queensland, this year we've got 35 rodeos to attend.
"Young people nowadays wouldn't be able to get into the business until they're a bit older.”
King has brought up many high quality bulls including Shoulda Woulda Coulda and Bubba.
Game On however is one of the most challenging bulls to ride with over 110 riders failing, and it could soon be difficult to break, with the bull expected to retire at the end of 2018.
"The blokes who can ride bulls all want to ride him, there are lots of good bulls , 'Game On' is just one that has had a lot of victories,” King said.
"His strength and the way he bucks is unbeatable.”
Mr King believes riding bulls is a craft.
"As far as bull riding goes, it's a very difficult craft,” he said.
"Anyone can get onto a bull, but not many people can ride them.
"Bull riding isn't about throwing bull riders off, it's about having good bulls with good riders that can win you money.”
BK Bucking Bulls will be donating their bulls to the Eidsvold Cattle Drive on Saturday April 14.
"We're hoping that everyone will be able to attend,” he said.
The Eidsvold Bull Ride will start at 6.30pm at the Eidsvold showgrounds and everyone is welcome.
Across the North Burnett, BK Bucking Bulls will be attending the Eidsvold, Gayndah, Mundubbera and Monto shows and are looking forward to a busy year ahead.