Caydence Fouracre, 11, is flying out of Rocky today .
Caydence Fouracre, 11, is flying out of Rocky today . Allan Reinikka ROK260718afouracr

CQ girl rides high to Worlds in Texas

ONE Gracemere girl has proven you can achieve anything if you try.

After riding poddies and steers for about five years, Caydence Fouracre has become the only female to be representing Australia in the Youth Bull Riders World Finals.

Eleven-year-old Caydence spoke to The Morning Bulletin yesterday in the middle of preparing for her big trip to the United States where she will perform against 65 competitors from across the world.

SHEER DETERMINATION: Caydence Fouracre with her school friends. Front row: Travis Hardman, Charlee Fouracre, Tyler Hardman and Oliver Spyve. Back row: Filoreen Fetoai, Montanna James, Toby Milner and Jai Steere.
SHEER DETERMINATION: Caydence Fouracre with her school friends. Front row: Travis Hardman, Charlee Fouracre, Tyler Hardman and Oliver Spyve. Back row: Filoreen Fetoai, Montanna James, Toby Milner and Jai Steere. Allan Reinikka ROK260718afouracr

She stopped by her classmates at Allenstown State School in Rockhampton to say goodbye before she ventures on an almost two-week adventure through to Abilene, Texas for the big event.

Her proud family, who have been behind her every step of the way, will be by her side as she battles it out in the world finals from August 1-4.

Riding is well and truly in her blood.

Poddy rider Caydence Fouracre will be among 65 competitors who will battle it out for a world title in Texas.
Poddy rider Caydence Fouracre will be among 65 competitors who will battle it out for a world title in Texas. Chris Ison ROK280118crodeo1

Her father, Rod Fouracre, is a former bull rider who had also competed on rodeo circuits in the region.

"She will be representing Australia riding miniature bulls - Caydence is a very determined little girl, competing in a male-dominated sport,” Mr Fouracre said.

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Joining 11 Australian riders in the titles, Ms Fouracre said she had devoted a lot of hard work to achieve such a feat.

She won the 2017 Top Gun Series at the Great Western Hotel in Rockhampton at the end of the year and that qualified her for the finals.

Caydence Fouracre is the only Australian female who will compete in the Youth Bull Riders World Finals.
Caydence Fouracre is the only Australian female who will compete in the Youth Bull Riders World Finals. Chris Ison ROK290117crodeo7

This led to her invitation to showcase her skills in Texas.

When she is not riding high in the ring, young Caydence also enjoys playing football.

But it is her passion for bull riding which is her first love.

She first hopped on a poddy at an Australia Day event at the age of four.

And ever since her first ride, she has loved the adrenaline rush that comes with the sport - and it keeps her coming back for more.



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