Spurs on for Lang Lang

By Jade Lawton
LANG Lang Rodeo, one of the oldest rodeos in Australia, returns this Easter Monday.
Rodeo president Alan Light said the Lang Lang Rodeo, founded in 1944, was unique for its history and family atmosphere.
“We have the reputation of being the longest continuous rodeo in Australia. There is another one in Queensland, but they stopped in the war years,” Mr Light said. “Lang Lang is probably the only daytime rodeo going now. Most start at about 6pm and go through the night but we are unique; we cater for the family.”
In the early years the rodeo encompassed the reserve’s entire oval, and spectators would sit on the fences.
At one time there were even trotting races and bookies.
Now, with a smaller arena, the crowd can see all the action from the safety of their seats.
Last year about 220 cowboys congregated at Lang Lang, coming from every state and territory in the country.
Entertainment also includes a Beaut Ute show – with classes for chicks, feral ute, town ute and work ute, as well as novelties.
The Lang Lang Rodeo is at the Lang Lang Recreation Reserve on Easter Monday from 10am.