A 1500 strong crowd showed up for the ABCRA Cowboy Up event at the Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre in Tamworth on Saturday night.
In its second annual event, Cowboy Up featured elite bull and saddle bronc riding, a ute and truck show and a benefit concert.
The riders took on the bulls, broncs and bareback bronc riding.
Some junior riders tried their luck on junior bulls.
The crowd was not disappointing with an electric atmosphere and much excitement.
The evening supported the Regional Rescue Helicopter Service.
There was even more excitement when a Lithgow man proposed to his longtime girlfriend.
Read more about Day Two
Keep an eye on what’s happening at AELEC, the ABCRA National Finals of the Rodeo and Campdraft are starting on Tuesday. The big night is on Friday night.