From whipcracking fun to the toughest sport on dirt, all of your old Show favourites are back to please everyone, regardless of age. For sheer spectacle, display and entertainment, there’s nothing like the Show’s iconic Grande Parades. See the sparks fly as Australia’s best whipcrackers battle it out, watch the Saddle Bronc and Bareback Bronc Riding each night in the Sydney Royal Rodeo Series or catch the ‘Wimbledon of Woodchopping’ competitions throughout the Show.
It’s one of the ultimate spectacles of the Show when the men and women let loose with the axe and the woodchips fly.
The best axemen from around the world will vie for the title of ‘World Champion’ in the Underhand, Standing Block, Single Handed Sawing and the crowd favourite, the Tree Felling. Champions from the past go up against some of the sports younger and up and coming competitors.
When: 11 - 21 April, 2014
Where: Woodchop Stadium
World Championship Underhand Saturday 19 April
World Championship Standing Block Monday 21 April
World Championship Treefelling Friday 18 April
World Championship Double Handed Sawing Sunday 13 April
World Championship Single Handed Sawing Saturday 12 April
The action is fast and furious when the lords and ladies of the rodeo ring explode into action.
The Sydney Royal Rodeo will be bigger and better with more wild bulls and bucking broncs than ever before - double the action of previous Rodeos.
The Sydney Royal Rodeo Series will give crowds the chance to cheer on their home team’s top rodeo riders with a fresh competition format. An international contest kicks off the first four nights, with Australia’s finest rodeo riders pitting their skills against the best from New Zealand.
The next four nights it’s the Young Guns, when graduates of the National Student Rodeo Association take to the ring.
For the final six nights, NSW takes on Queensland’s finest in an event that promises all the fire and passion that the State of Origin series brings to the football stadium.
When: 6.35pm - 7.30pm, daily
10th – 13th April – International Rodeo
14th – 17th April – Young Guns
18th – 23rdApril – State of Origin
Where: Spotless Stadium
The Grand Parade that takes place in the Spotless Stadium is one of the traditional highlights of the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Combining entertainment, education and a spectacular display of skills, the parade features the winners of the animal competitions and competitive events held throughout the Show in a stunningly synchronised performance. Up to 900 animals will be present in the Arena at any one time. The iconic Grand Parade is celebration of excellence, and all that the Show stands for.
Grand Parade Dates & Times:
Saturday 12 April
Tuesday 15 April
Friday 18 April
Australian Whipcracking Championships