ZANY Sunrise weatherman Grant Denyer did the forecast Tamworth-style yesterday – from the back of a horse at the Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC).
Well, the belly of Rocky the Australian stockhorse, actually, as the stunt horse showed off one of his many tricks to breakfast audiences.
The popular weatherman told Tamworth what they already knew if they had taken a peek out of their windows yesterday morning – a cold and rainy day was ahead.
A crowd of about 40 people braved the early-morning start to watch the program broadcast live from Tamworth.
Queensland-based stunt show The Rooftop Express is in town for the Reining Australia Continental Championships at AELEC this week and said they had a big show planned for tomorrow night’s Gold Buckle Futurity event.
Saying he was a bit worried about the diminutive weatherman’s riding ability at first, the show’s David Manchon said Grant got right into the spirit of things at the end.
“He’s like me, got the shoulders of a brown snake,” David said.
Grant also broadcast live from the Mount Misery Gold Mine Museum in Nundle on Wednesday morning.
Museum/cafe owner Jo Evans said the Sunrise weather team was a welcome and wonderfully professional bunch of people.
Jo said Grant panned for gold – even finding his own nuggets – and worked onscreen with the local school kids for the segment.
“They were terrific and for Nundle the exposure is obviously very valuable,” Jo said.
“We had the chance to show off some of our history and promote the unique character of the village.”