Horse and bike collide at this year’s Innisfail & District Show


THE Invitational Horse versus Bike Barrel Race challenge, now in its third year, kicks off in the centre ring right in front of the grandstand at the Innisfail & District Show on Thursday, July 8, at 7.00pm.

It promises to be a fun-filled event for spectators and competitors alike, as it features two separate events, a triangle barrel race and a straight pole race.

Spectators will be on the edge of their seats as they guess which horsepower will take out the winning accolade.

The finale will be exciting when a few competitors swap their trusty steeds in a feature race, just to add a little fun and humour to the event.

This promises to be a real grudge match for those being able ride both in the same night and at a competitive standard.

A horse can give a motorbike a run for its money, with the rider being able to command a horse to change direction and turn much easier and quicker than the relatively complicated procedure of turning a bike. 

However, the bike has the definite advantage on the straights, because of their torque and ability to quickly reach a higher top speed. 

This event is not to be missed and immediately afterwards is the Stevo Extremo Fire Show and Grinder Girls at 8.00pm, followed by the spectacular fireworks’ display at 8.30pm, so secure your seats early and strap yourselves in for an adrenaline packed time.

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