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Burrandowan Campdraft 2015

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 by

COMPETITORS and others attending the Burrandowan Campdraft braved the weekend’s weather, with some of the state’s top drafters competing. Drawing lots of attention, eyes within the crowd all turned to former open rider champion Ben Hall from Muttaburra as he hopped on his trusty Playgirl to take to the arena. Whispers were passed from onlooker

What an exciting time for us here in St George – we are chuffed to be hosting the finals. We think the St George venue is terrific and with the great sportsmanship and welcoming attitude of campdrafters the Finals promise to be a memorable one. With the continuing drought and only some of us fortunate

Landmark Classic Sale held in Tamworth.

Thursday, 19 February 2015 by

A SALE top of $80,000 was just one of the records set at last weekend’s Landmark Classic Sale held in Tamworth. Across three days of selling, 526 registered Australian Quarter Horses and Australian Stock Horses were ridden through the sale ring at the Australian Equine Livestock and Events Centre (AELEC), with 471 horses selling to

Landmark Classic Sale

Thursday, 19 February 2015 by

In the lead-up to the eighth annual Landmark Classic Sale, Tamworth, horses purchased out of previous Landmark Classic sales vied for a prize pool in excess of $200,000 over six incentive-based events. It was a Victorian combination that took home the $35,000 winners’cheque in the Landmark Classic, with Mat Holz riding Bulla Tambourine, owned by

This year Andrew & Em from Wild Colt Productions again provided the live broadcast called a webcast online and was able to be viewed on the home page of the Landmark Equine Website. 53,000 people tuned into watch the amazing campdrafting and the horse sale with record viewers of the sale at approx 10,000 per day of

APRA finals to be held in Warwick

Thursday, 19 February 2015 by

AUSTRALIAN Professional Rodeo Association executive board chairman Russell Collins believes hosting the 2015 National Finals Rodeo in Warwick will be a case of combining the best of the best in rodeo and campdrafting. “The APRA and Warwick Show and Rodeo Society have agreed to host the Warwick Rodeo Australian Championships in late October in conjunction

Horse breeder breaks records with sale

Thursday, 19 February 2015 by

BEFORE a passion for horses drew him to the bush, John Brekelmans was a self-confessed Sydney city slicker. But the Gracemere horse breeder has come a long way since he first started in the industry earning $17 a week as a 16-year-old. In fact, just last weekend John took home a $180,000 pay cheque after

PRECOCIOUS colts and flashy fillies will go through the sales ring this weekend in Tamworth for the nation’s largest horse sale of its kind. The eighth Landmark Classic Horse Sale caps off a gala week of equine excellence, including four huge campdrafting finals at AELEC tomorrow night. More than 5000 horse lovers are expected to

Yanakie Campdraft gives back to community

Thursday, 19 February 2015 by

ADDED 4 FEB 2015 | AUTHOR: THE MIRROR | LAST UPDATED 4 FEB 2015 BY LINDA ⋅ POST A COMMENT THE Yanakie Campdraft continues to attract novices and experienced riders from all over Victoria and this year will again feature excitement for all the family. Running from 6am to 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday February 14 and 15, food and refreshments

NEWS Campdraft Finals

Thursday, 19 February 2015 by

Monday saw Round Two of the Open with Michael Wilson getting things off to a great start with two 90’s on Soda Justice. Round One of The Prydes EasiFeed Australian Performance Horse Challenge saw Felicity Burton putting together a fantastic run to score 75.19 on JR Elsola Rey. Evan Hiscock is leading the Charlie Maher

Landmark Classic off to a flying start

Thursday, 19 February 2015 by

POINTS are tied after the first round of the Martins Stock Haulage Campdraft in Tamworth. Held as part of the Landmark Classic 2015, the draft was open to any vendor or purchaser of the previous Classic Sale. Scores of 91 have led to a three way tie for first position after the round one bectween

28 Jan 2015 The ABCRA National Finals Rodeo & Campdraft 2014 wrapped up on Saturday 24th January after five days of fast paced action and according to ABCRA Executive Officer Hunter Jones the event was an outstanding success and had exceeded all expectations: “What we’ve seen over the past 5 days is the culmination of 12

Making the cut at Tamworth

Thursday, 19 February 2015 by

CAMPDRAFTERS were able to improve their skills in a bison school at Tamworth’s Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre on January 21. Kendal Neilson, “Leeburn”, Dungog, brought his bison to town to help young campdrafters with technique. He’s owned bison since 2006, using them for schools at campdrafts and pony club camps. Mr Neilson and

Gunning news

Thursday, 19 February 2015 by

CAMPDRAFT CLINIC Another successful camp draft clinic was run last weekend at the Gunning showground organised by instructor Steve Hart from Googong together with fellow instructor Pete Comiskey from Queensland.  The pair has been conducting two clinics a year in Gunning for some time now. Steve and Pete ran two clinics of two days each

Australia Day stars: Casino

Thursday, 19 February 2015 by

FROM a champion campdrafter to tennis stars, Richmond Valley Council’s Australia Day awards list shows Casino has plenty of athletic ability. Top young Casino district campdrafter Clifton Davis, who was sporting reserve champion at the NSW championships last year and part of the State’s team to compete at the Queensland championships, is one of a

     Has sold over 2,500 horses      Totalling over $26 million in sales      With an average of $10,400      Has an 86% clearance rate &      Has paid out a whopping $1 million in cash & prizes.  For every dollar generated in commission, 1/3 is reinvested back into the

ORANGE horse trainer and campdraft competitor Sam Mooney will compete at Tamworth in the Landmark Classic Campdraft and Sale that starts on Friday, February 1. “Hopefully I will come back with a good piece of the pie,” Mr Mooney said. The national event will involve several days of campdrafting competition using horses previously bought from

Editor’s Note: This article has been corrected to clarify that snakebite or rodenticide consumption have been among causes ruled out as the cause of Faith’s IMTP The autopsy results on an exhumed Queensland horse indicate her death is unlikely to be the result of the Hendra vaccine.      Faith the horse died ten days after receiving

It’s no tropical holiday resort, but the children at the annual Cumnock campdraft and horse skills camp have been kept busy, learning how to manoeuvre their four-legged friends, while making a few new friends of the two-legged variety. Their parents say that makes camping out in the dust and heat in central west New South

The Countdown is On

Thursday, 19 February 2015 by

The Countdown has started with just 20 days to go to the 2015 Landmark Classic Campdraft & Sale. An unprecedented 30% increase in draft nominations this year has meant some changes have been needed with the initial program.   The Martins Open Campdraft will start at 6am sharp on Sunday morning followed by the first

UPPER HUNTER SPORTS CLUB INC.

Friday, 13 February 2015 by

MOONAN FLAT CAMPDRAFT 14th and 15th February 2015 SATURDAY 6.30AM START $1000 MAIDEN CAMPDRAFT 1st round – Entry fee $22 $2000 OPEN DRAFT 1st round – Entry fee $37.00 ($5 AB) $500 LADIES DRAFT 17 years and over Entry fee $18. Limit 2 rides if time permits. JACKPOT OPEN FOR OPEN – Entry fee $25

To All Campdraft Competitors, The 2015 calendar of drafts is about to get into full swing and many competitors would already started working horses in preparation for the drafts ahead. ACA is fully aware of the problems that many competitors are about to face when nominating for a campdraft whether it be by phone, mail

Grills wins Golden Gate

Friday, 13 February 2015 by

After being blessed with good rainfall the Walcha Showground looked a picture for the staging of the 2015 Walcha Golden Gate Campdraft.   Thursday began with the Super Moto encouragement draft with a strong field of 96 entrants. Lloyd Aquilina from Markwell riding Duracks Jewel was the victor, with Sarah Marshman from Wongibinda riding Susie

Australia Day stars: Casino

Friday, 13 February 2015 by

FROM a champion campdrafter to tennis stars, Richmond Valley Council’s Australia Day awards list shows Casino has plenty of athletic ability. Top young Casino district campdrafter Clifton Davis, who was sporting reserve champion at the NSW championships last year and part of the State’s team to compete at the Queensland championships, is one of a

ORANGE horse trainer and campdraft competitor Sam Mooney will compete at Tamworth in the Landmark Classic Campdraft and Sale that starts on Friday, February 1. “Hopefully I will come back with a good piece of the pie,” Mr Mooney said. The national event will involve several days of campdrafting competition using horses previously bought from

Bison blitz it in Bangalow

Friday, 13 February 2015 by

Last weekend, a herd of visiting American bison spent three days roaming Bangalow Showground. It was an impressive sight for those unsuspecting residents who found themselves inside a scene from Dances with Wolves while on their routine stroll to get a coffee. But what were these big fellas doing here? These shaggy visitors had a job to

Editor’s Note: This article has been corrected to clarify that snakebite or rodenticide consumption have been among causes ruled out as the cause of Faith’s IMTP The autopsy results on an exhumed Queensland horse indicate her death is unlikely to be the result of the Hendra vaccine.      Faith the horse died ten days after receiving

It’s no tropical holiday resort, but the children at the annual Cumnock campdraft and horse skills camp have been kept busy, learning how to manoeuvre their four-legged friends, while making a few new friends of the two-legged variety. Their parents say that makes camping out in the dust and heat in central west New South

One morning Elizabeth Gearey broke her own rule of only taking photos of ‘positive things’ and pointed her camera at the dry paddocks near her home. “I think I was getting so sick of the drought at the start of December I just took a photo of what I could see looking out from the

Campdrafting camp for school children

Friday, 13 February 2015 by

Australia’s top campdraft trainers and instructors are passing on stockhorse skills to a new generation of riders. For the past 15 years, the Australian Stockhorse Society has held a camp, giving kids between five and 17-years-of-age an opportunity to hone their skills on their own stockhorses and ponies. This year the youth camp hosted 200

Geurie Golden Bit 2013

Friday, 13 February 2015 by

The third annual Golden Bit Campdraft was held at Easter  2013.There were competitors who had travelled from all parts of NSW,Qld & Vic and it was great to see some new competitors travelling to compete at our draft. The weekend started on Friday with the Tracserv and John Lordan Saddlery first round of the Open

THE vandal attacks on the Hawthorne Park equestrian park in South Grafton have taken a turn for the worse. Secretary of the Big River Campdraft Club, Karen McLennan, said the latest attack on the weekend had a nastier edge than previous attacks. “They used to break in looking for money or alcohol, which we never

CATTLE CRATES for sale

Friday, 13 February 2015 by

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All the action kicks off on Friday night with the thrills and spills of the rodeo. The action continues on the Saturday with Campdrafting, Gymkhana and Bikekhana. This is a weekend for everyone. Food and refreshments will be available all weekend. Pack the swags and bring your friends and camp out at the racecourse. Entertainment

December 1, 2014 Campdraft associations around Queensland will no longer have to apply for liquor permits, thanks to a push by the Cooyar Campdraft Association with the assistance of Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington. Mrs Frecklington said the Cooyar Campdraft Association approached her earlier this year to request campdraft events be exempt from needing a

HE ONLY learnt to ride a horse in 2006, started campdrafting in 2007 and this year made his Warwick Gold Cup debut. Bruce and Karen Trenaman from Manjimup, Western Australia, were visiting Queensland to buy horses, and along the way they tried their hand at some of the smaller drafts from Yetman, Goondiwindi, Condamine and

“OVER the moon” was the feeling 2014 Frasers Livestock Stallion Campdraft winner Michael Wilson described after his victory. As the Gunnedah horse breeder cracked a celebratory free beer he said in the 25 years he had been competing in the Warwick campdraft he’d never managed to take out a win – until now. “I’ve been

NSW win in Warwick campdrafting

Friday, 13 February 2015 by

ROSEBROOK (NSW) rider Warwick Lawrence won the National Campdraft Council of Australia Challenge at the Warwick Showgrounds on Wednesday night. The event was held over three rounds on the first three nights of the campdrafting week held annually in conjunction with the Warwick Rodeo. Lawrence, who qualified through the Australian Bushman’s Campdraft and Rodeo Association,

Campdrafting battle heads to Warwick

Friday, 13 February 2015 by

THE best horse riders in the business are bound for Warwick in October to feature in the National Campdraft Championship of Australia for the first time in the sport’s history. The event, which will be staged as a curtain-raiser to the Warwick Gold Cup from October 20 to 26, will crown a new national campdrafting

Campdraft Presentation Night

Friday, 13 February 2015 by

By Melanie Cochrane Aug. 5, 2014, 1:04 p.m. Many locals did extremely well in the Far South Coast and Monaro Zone Campdraft Annual Presentations. It was the Braidwood Campdraft Clubs turn to host the Annual presentation Night for the Far South Coast and Monaro Zone of the Southern Campdrafting Association. The night was a great success

PM to attend Acton service on May 19

Friday, 13 February 2015 by

UPDATED Sat 4pm: PRIME Minister Tony Abbott is expected to spearhead a high profile gathering of senior political figures attending the tribute service for Queensland beef baron Graeme Acton on Monday, May 19. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the service remembering the 63-year-old at Paradise Lagoons, situated outside Rockhampton, at 1pm. Garry Hill, Sellwood

PM to attend Acton service on May 19

Friday, 13 February 2015 by

UPDATED Sat 4pm: PRIME Minister Tony Abbott is expected to spearhead a high profile gathering of senior political figures attending the tribute service for Queensland beef baron Graeme Acton on Monday, May 19. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the service remembering the 63-year-old at Paradise Lagoons, situated outside Rockhampton, at 1pm. Garry Hill, Sellwood

Beef king Graeme Acton passes away

Friday, 13 February 2015 by

QUEENSLAND beef baron Graeme Acton has died in a Brisbane hospital. Family sources have confirmed the 63-year-old died shortly before 9pm. Mr Acton had been fighting for his life after sustaining massive head injuries from a horse fall during a campdraft in central Queensland last Friday. Family members had maintained a bedside vigil at the

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