Surrounded by sweeping red escarpments, the very first Costello Yard campdraft is underway alongside the Victoria River, in the Northern Territory. A few millimetres of rain overnight has not dissuaded competitors from driving hundreds of kilometres on Friday morning to take part in the weekend-long event. Organised by Milton and Cristina Jones from nearby Coolibah

Quality assured at Nebo sale

Thursday, 27 August 2015 by

A TOTAL of 21 high quality horses have been catalogued for the ninth annual Hayes & Co Nebo Working Horse sale being held on September 19 at the Nebo Undercover Arena from 12pm. Hayes & Co representative Sophie White said the 14 geldings and 7 mares catalogued range from three to eight years old. “Most


24 Aug 2015 PRESS RELEASE Important changes to the Provisional Campdraft Judges System effective 1st December 2015. The following changes do not apply to existing Provisional Campdraft Judges. The following changes do apply to Provisional Campdraft Judges approved on or after December 1st 2015. 1) A Provisional Campdraft Judge must attend a Campdraft Judges Seminar

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THE Lower Clarence community is in mourning after the sudden death of a local legend. Ray ‘Happy’ Davis, 68, died in a tragic horse-riding accident near Shark Creek on Saturday. Daughter Endessa Shrader said the dairy, and later cane and cattle farmer, died doing what he loved. “He grew up on the land his whole

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SPURRED ON: Southgate’s Peter Connor and his horse Grouse, who combined to win the Mort & Co Rockhampton Open Draft recently.PHOTO: ADAM HOURIGAN HE HAS progressed through the first round of judging and hopes his efforts will be enough to come out on top in the final selections. It’s a familiar setting for Peter Connor,


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One of the Northern Territory’s biggest campdrafts has been cancelled indefinitely, despite increasing involvement in the sport. Nixon’s Crossing campdraft, held on the outskirts of Katherine, has been run by Tony Olsen and Terry Jones for the past six years. Recent campdrafts at Pussycat Bore in the Victoria River District, the Katherine Show, and Halls

Moranbah drafting celebrates 30 years

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 by

MONSTER scores and impressive finals summed up the 2015 Moranbah campdraft. Celebrating 30 years of drafting in the area, guest speakers reflected on the results of years gone and the impressive results at this year’s event. Wally Rea, The Overflow, Marlborough was one of original winners and after winning a total of 18 drafts in

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Bison are a good option for training

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 by

The sport of campdrafting continues to grow in popularity, right across Australia, but high prices and low numbers of cattle are making it hard for committees to organise events. The shortage of cattle is making the option of using trained bison to educate horses and riders even more attractive. But bison are a good option

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Northern Territory family has dominated the annual Kununurra campdraft in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Several winners at the Kununurra event were from the NT, including Julie Richter from Victoria River Downs, who won the open draft, and Kimberley Harries from Daly Waters who won the restricted open draft. However it was the Daley

Campdraft fundraiser at the Warwick

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 by

WARWICK Rodeo Queen Quest entrant Tori Rafton is a bright and bubbly 21-year-old who lives in Warwick. Tori has a strong love for horses and enjoys competing in cutting and campdrafting events. She has contested previously in show jumping and eventing. She claims Warwick Rodeo Week is one of her favourite times of the year