The Gympie Horse & Rodeo Association was established to promote the art of riding and the love and understanding of horses as well as to assist, promote and hold games and competitions involving families, horses, social occasions and the sports of rodeo.
Our grounds are located in the heart of Gympie, approximately one and a half hours drive north of Brisbane.
Our modern club house offers competitors and visitors a great menu and licensed bar area overlooking the grounds with plenty of seating, canteen and bar arena from which you can catch all the action.
We accommodate competitors with power boxes to hook up goosenecks and trailers and yards for horses for overnight and weekend competitions.
Our grounds have an excellent warm up area and our arenas are well set up for all types of competitions including the main arena with rodeo chutes, rodeo timed event box and an adjoining cut-out yard, allowing us to hold camp draft events.
GHRA Offers Our Members
Our club offers riders of all ages and experience a chance to compete in a safe, friendly and family orientated environment. GHRA caters for people interested in:
- Team Penning
- Team Sorting
- Timed Rodeo Events
- Barrel Racing
- Novelty Days
- Horsemanship, Team Penning and Barrel Racing Clinics
The Gympie Horse & Rodeo Association Buckle Series is held over 5 different weekends throughout the year with competitors competing in Team Penning and Team Sorting, with Timed Rodeo Events also run over 5 rounds on 2 separate weekends.
Our competitions are run with the focus on a friendly, learning orientated environment, and we accommodate beginner to open competitors.
Only certain events qualify for the Buckles Series and in these events the end of year winners receive beautifully handcrafted trophy buckles. The events which qualified for last year Buckles Series were Open and Junior Team Penning, Open and Junior Barrel Race, Team Roping (Header and Heeler), Ladies Break Away Roping. (Timed Rodeo Event competitor numbers determine qualification for the Buckles Series.)
Also held annually is the Southeast Queensland Team Penning Championship attracting competitors and spectators from as far as NSW, with cash and prizes up for grabs.