Dust off your boots, and get ready for a great family day out - the annual Fossil Downs Bush Barrel Races are back for a second year in 2017 to help raise money for sick kids in the Toowoomba Hospital.
The event was created by Mick and Vanessa Hinz after their son, Rydar Hinz, was diagnosed with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia shortly after birth.
The condition, which is an inherited disorder of the adrenal gland, means Rydar will be on medication for the rest of his life.
Mr Hinz said he was excited to see the Fossil Downs Bush Barrel Races come to life for a second time in 2017, with preparations for the event well under way.
“We are really looking forward to this year’s event and raising as much money as we can for sick kids in the Toowoomba Hospital,” Mr Hinz said.
“All of the funds raised on the day will go towards children’s health services at the hospital and we see this as a great way of giving back to those who helped us when Rydar was really unwell.
“The day will feature barrel races from beginners to opens, a ute show, free giveaways for the crowd and kids, and karaoke after the event,” Mr Hinz said.
“This year we have also had a $2,000 saddle generously donated by Ken Jones in the United State which will be auctioned off on the day.”
Over $1,850 of prize money is available across the various categories for the barrel races, starting at $850 for the open barrels.
For more information call Mick Hinz on 0414 931 927.
The event will be held Saturday April, 29th.
To register to compete in the barrel races, email email@example.com
Image Supplied / Following the inaugural 2016 Fossil Downs Bush Barrel Races are from left: Vanessa Hinz, Mackanna Hinz, Toowoomba Hospital Children's Ward Nurse Unit Manager Jeff Reeves, Toowoomba Hospital Foundation CEO Alison Kennedy, Rydar Hinz and Mick Hinz.