Leo Buckmaster Arena, 30th Year Celebration.
On Saturday November 12th 2016, the Yass Rodeo Committee held their 30th Rodeo on the Leo Buckmaster Arena. A significant number of the original Show Society Committee were present for the celebration. Life Membership was granted to Hamilton Barber and John Elrington. Ham addressed the crowd saying "At the time (1986) we had been running the rodeo in temporary yards on the main arena at the Showground. There was some opposition to moving to a new purpose-built arena. I said to Jim Field one day "You had better take a dozer up and knock those old pine trees and timber cattle yards down, we are going to build a new arena from steel yards. Next I said to Turjo (Van den Bulk) , you get up there and weld up some new yards and we will pull down the chutes and bring them down so you can fit them in".Read More