The country's best rodeo athletes with converge on Australia's Country Music Capital in January, with a new event announced by the Australian Bushmen's Campdraft and Rodeo Association (ABCRA).
The Rodeo Round Up will see two full days of action - including feature performances at night - at the Australian Equine and Livestock Event Centre (AELEC) in January.
ABCRA executive officer Craig Young said the association was excited to welcome competitors back to the AELEC arena.
"It's been a tough 18 months for competitors across the country," Young said.
"Rodeos have been cancelled because of COVID-19 and border closures have prevented many from travelling, so we are really looking forward to some action-packed competition here in Tamworth."
The 2022 Rodeo Round Up is set to be held on January 21 and 22 and will run in place of the traditional National Finals.
The finals have been moved to later in 2022 after the annual point score was extended due to COVID-19 impacts.
There will be more than $140,000 in prizemoney up for grabs across the two nights at the Rodeo Round Up.
The open bull ride and the open saddle bronc will lead a full program of events at the Tamworth rodeo.
"The bull ride and saddle bronc - along with the ladies barrel race and open steer wrestling - will be major drawcards for athletes with $5000 up for grabs each night for each event," Young said.
"We'll also have considerable prizemoney in the open bareback, the team roping, and the rope and tie, plus a full card of junior and novice events."
The event will also have a charitable side.
The opening night of the rodeo, which is a Friday, is set to celebrate the ABCRA's 10-year partnership with the NSW Cancer Council through its 'Tough Enough to Wear Pink' fundraiser.
Since 2011, more than $75,000 has been raised to go toward the NSW Cancer Council.
"The ABCRA supports a number of charities every year across its 212 affiliated committees," Young said.
"The Rodeo Round Up will also be supporting the Where There's A Will Foundation and Care Flight on Saturday, with the 'Good Enough to Wear Green' rodeo in memory of ABCRA member Bruce Green."
Entries for the event will open December 28.
The entries will be taken via iCOMPETE and a full program of events can be found on the ABCRA website.
Tickets to the brand new event are set go on sale in the coming weeks.