Message from the Minister for State Development, Tourism and Innovation, The Hon Kate Jones MP
Welcome to the Mount Isa Mines Virtual Rodeo.
The Mount Isa Mines Rodeo – the largest rodeo in the southern hemisphere – will be staged as a ‘virtual rodeo’ in 2020 and broadcast live to the globe in what’s believed to be an Australian first.
COVID-19 is the biggest challenge we’ve ever had to face. But it’s great to see the resilience and commitment of event organisers to ensure they can still bring the community together – ensuring that we continue to promote Outback Queensland to thousands of prospective visitors who are watching online.
Events are vital to the Palaszczuk Government’s strategy to rebuild Queensland’s economy and support local jobs long into the future.
We’re proud to support this event through Tourism and Events Queensland.
To all those participating, I wish you all the best of luck. Please be sure to share your experience on social media to share the beauty of our great state with people from around the world.
The Hon Kate Jones MP
Minister for State Development, Tourism and Innovation
Glencore Queensland Metals Chief Operating Officer, Matt O’Neill
Mount Isa Mines is proud to be the naming rights and founding sponsor of the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo as it returns to the arena in Mount Isa this year, under a COVIDSafe plan.
After a difficult year, our sponsorship continues to support the community when it needs it the most.
Mount Isa Mines and the Isa Rodeo together have formed a legendary partnership since 1959, and we’re standing alongside the Isa Rodeo to bring you the 2021 Mount Isa Mines Rodeo again this year.
Mount Isa Mines has been a major sponsor since the first rodeo over 60 years ago, and we’re proud to make a positive and lasting contribution across the region. Whether it’s developing tomorrow’s talent, supporting generations of local jobs, investing in community infrastructure or funding valuable community initiatives, we’re a business that invests in our people and the communities where we operate.
We hope you enjoy this year’s rodeo and the benefits it brings to the region.
Chief Operating Officer – Glencore Queensland Metals
Isa Rodeo Limited CEO, Natalie Flecker
What an incredible journey the past 18 months have been. It’s exciting to be back in the red dirt arena with a live event in 2021.
We have been overwhelmed by the generous support we’ve received from our strategic partners who have stayed with us through this time of change, challenge and opportunities.
A special thank you our awesome competitors, who are nominating to compete from all over Australia.
During this time our thoughts go out to our international competitors and rodeo family who may not be able to join us this year.
On a personal level, I would like to sincerely thank our volunteers, our local community, board members and all the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo team; including staff, contractors, specialists, judges, and performers who work so hard to continue building on the success of this iconic Mount Isa event. Legendary. Since 1959.
Chief Executive Officer - Isa Rodeo Limited