Silver Whip Campdraft

Sunday, 18 June 2017 by

MORE than $10,000 of prizemoney is up for grabs across five events at the Silver Whip Campdraft being held in Gayndah on Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16, from 6.30am. The five events are maiden campdraft, one round only, the juvenile campdraft, junior campdraft, mini cattle working and the open draft. The prizemoney on


Thirteen-year-old Kira-Lee Thomas is celebrating her success at the ABCRA National Finals in Tamworth recently. Kira-Lee competed in three rounds over two days and was the highest point-scorer at the campdraft meeting, which saw her placed first in the aggregate section. She competed against 25 other riders who were selected nationally from their point scores over

Cattle donors backbone of campdrafting

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 by

It’s true what they say, without generous cattle donors Campdrafting could simply not survive. Cattle donors are selfless people, businesses, companies and families that donate the use of their cattle during a weekend of Campdrafting. These do it for the love of the sport, for the spirit of their local community and to support a charity.

Landmark Classic Campdraft and Sale.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 by

AUSTRALIA’S top campdrafters and performance horses hit the course at Tamworth last week for one of the most prestigious events on the sport’s calendar, the annual Landmark Classic Campdraft and Sale. About 600 competitors had more than 1600 runs over five days of campdrafting. The main event, the Landmark Classic incentive campdraft, which includes a $40,000 for

Green with envy for Bendy

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 by

Walcha ace Carl Green is no stranger to the Bendemeer Campdraft. But for the first time in more than a decade competing at the event, Green’s schedule is a little bit lighter. Event organisers elected to split the Campdraft and the Rodeo, meaning Green will not have to get on a bull until next month.

Kabra young gun takes top title

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 by
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HIS bond with horses was forged at quite a young age and his love for them has only grown stronger as the years have gone on. So it is no surprise 19-year-old Matt Moffat took home the Charlie Maher Memorial Young Guns Campdraft win last week down in Tamworth. Matt first started competing as a

Bendemeer Campdraft

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 by

Walcha’s Carl Green stole the show during the Bendemeer Campdraft at the weekend. Consistency was the key ingredient behind Green’s Open Division triumph, while he also took out the Stockman’s Challenge on Saturday night. More than 1000 runs were staged across the two days of brilliant competition, with the event’s publicity officer Adam Newman declaring the weekend

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Campdrafters Rate Bison Better

Friday, 03 February 2017 by

South Burnett campdrafters and equestrians have found a better way to train their horses, thanks to an enterprising Kingaroy couple who’ve built up a herd of 40 North American bison on their property over the past three years. Campdrafters Nick Stark and Nick Stark run Starelle Stockhorses at Weens Road, northwest of Kingaroy. They decided

Armidale Campdraft

Thursday, 02 February 2017 by

Dirt, dust and mud flew through the air as the best competitors from around the region and over the border sped around the annual Armidale Campdraft course. Riders of all ages packed out Armidale Showground for the three-day event with close to 1400 runs conducted throughout the course of the weekend. It was a very

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Bunnaloo and Moulamein were the big winners in Murray River Council’s Australia Day awards for community events. Each with a distinct rural flavour, the Moulamein Community Burrumbuttock Hay Run and Bunnaloo Camp Daft Club Inc were standouts in 2016. Local supporters of the hay run were recognised for their immeasurable contribution to the Ilfracombe community

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A healthy entry list of 155 horse/rider combinations entered the Australian Stock Horse Society State Championships in Dardanup on the 18th – 20th March, 2016. The Annual Show was an opportunity for WA Stock Horse Breeders to showcase their horses and skills in a wide range of events from dressage, led events to futurity, maturity,

AFTER having to cancel five May campdrafts in eight years due to floods and inclement weather conditions, the move to an Easter date proved to be a master stroke for the Macleay Challenge Campdraft committee. Glorious autumn weather greeted a record numbers of competitors as they arrived at the Gladstone Campdraft Complex, where the bush

CAMPDRAFT: It was a weekend of dust, dirt and fun in Mitchell, with the 2016 Mitchell Campdraft kicking off on Friday to a round of intense competition between riders. The Southwest QLD Fuel Supplies and Landmark Novice A Campdraft started bright and early on Saturday morning, followed by the Condon Treasure and Taylors Mechanical Services

Pete Comiskey’s Paris was not able to tackle a win in the second leg of campdrafting’s Triple Crown at Chinchilla at the weekend, coming up against some red hot competition. With the grounds in immaculate condition and an amazing supply of cattle, John Mulcahy from Roma, riding TKO, was able to clench the win in

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WARWICK Rodeo and Campdraft is officially under way with the first competitors out on the grounds from 5.30 yesterday morning. Campdraft chairman Brian Boyce said there was nothing better than rodeo and campdraft week in Warwick. “A lot of these fellas are professionals and they chase cattle at their own stations and they compete nearly


  UPDATE: IT doesn’t happen often but one horse-and-rider combination scored a total of 180 in two different campdrafts yesterday at the Warwick Showgrounds. Cameron Webster from Wandoan didn’t need any of his saddle bronc riding skill yesterday as he scored 89 in the morning on his horse Bob to be in the second group of


JOHN Mulcahy from Roma has boosted his chances to win the Pryde’s EasiFeed Warwick Gold Cup after winning the Grandfather Clock Campdraft at Chinchilla riding TKO. Mulcahy has been placed in the Warwick Gold Cup and won his second Grandfather Clock on Saturday. He will travel on to Warwick for the top week of campdrafting


FOR many years the Nullamanna sports grounds and public hall have been central to the activities of this small but vibrant community and now, courtesy of an $18,872 State Government grant, the ground’s trustees can finally put the finishing touches on their campdraft arena and holding yards. Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall recently visited

February’s campdraft was postponed amid fears horses being near the bats could spark an outbreak of the deadly Hendra virus. Organisers of the Aberdeen campdraft say they have attracted a large number of entries to the rescheduled event, which had to be postponed earlier this year due to a large colony of flying foxes at

The Goondiwindi Campdraft is coming

Thursday, 10 September 2015 by
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THE Goondiwindi Showgrounds will come alive for the Goondiwindi & District Campdraft on October 3-4. The committee have already received nominations from Victoria through to north Queensland tallying into the thousands. The sport of campdrafting originated in the early days of the Australian stockman, and is believed to have begun in rural Queensland. When drovers


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


PETER Connor is the proud, exhausted winner of one of the richest campdraft events in Australia. The 52-year-old Southgate builder arrived home on Tuesday with his 19-year-old steed Grouse after two days of driving from Rockhampton. But it was all worth it, because Connor was bottling up his joy from winning the Mort and Co

Southern Campdraft Awards

Thursday, 30 July 2015 by

The Far South Coast and Monaro Zone of the Southern Campdraft Association held it’s annual dinner last weekend. See your ad here The Far South Coast and Monaro zone of the Southern Campdraft Association, recently held its annual dinner at Merimbula to recognise both horse and rider. Steven Clarke was awarded Champion rider, while Ian


A record number of campdrafters converged on Halls Creek at the weekend for the annual campdraft. Around 750 drafters packed out the remote Kimberley town in Western Australia; 100 more than last year, organisers say. Campdrafting was invented by cattle drovers and involves selecting a beast from a herd and driving it around a set

Champions of Paradise Lagoons

Thursday, 23 July 2015 by

TO be crowned the overall champion of champions at the Paradise Lagoons Campdraft held outside Rockhampton will be an unforgettable experience. That is according to Capella district campdrafter Steve Comiskey who was sashed the 2015 Paradise Lagoons Campdraft champion of champions – after a run-off between the winners of the seven other events. “It really

Legends of the Hill.

Thursday, 23 July 2015 by

Pictured is Cannon Hill stockman and Yarnspinner and auther of this story, Graham Daly.   G’DAY readers. Cannon Hill saleyards provided a fabulous training ground for potential camp horses – thousands of cattle at our disposal on any given day, good sized, well-built yards, all on ashes, which was safe in any weather, and to

TOP RIDE: Jason Wanstall and Diablo’s Destiny took out the Graeme Acton Restricted Open Draft. THERE was plenty of horsing around at the Paradise Lagoons Campdraft . The nation’s top riders put on a show at the annual competition, with Queensland securing their third consecutive Queensland Country Life State of Origin win. “It’s always a

PHOTO: Graeme’s son Tom Acton, wife Jenny Acton, Prime Minster Tony Abbott and brother Evan Acton unveiling a statue of the cattleman and founder of Paradise Lagoons Campdraft. (Amy McCosker) A bronze bust of the late founder of the Paradise Lagoons Campdraft, Graeme Acton, was unveiled on Saturday afternoon by Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Grafton

It would not be quite fair to say that this year’s Glowalman Junior events across Wingham, Gloucester and Nabiac went off without a hitch but with 390 competitors, around 300 horses and 400 beasts it was always going to be a challenge. “It ran pretty smoothly considering what we had. There were a few incidences

Organisers of the Paradise Lagoons Campdraft, say the event will be bigger and better this year in memory of its founder, and of Australia’s best-known cattlemen, the late Graeme Acton. Cameron McIntyre is the chairman of the campdraft committee and a lifelong friend of Mr Acton, he said the event would be a bittersweet milestone.

ROCKHAMPTON’S Josh Smith dominated the scoreboard of the Cloncurry campdraft by winning the prestigious Classic Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge and the classic premiership at the weekend. Smith described winning the challenge aboard Mr Freckles Chic, owned by Kim Huxley, held from last Wednesday to Sunday as “the highlight of my career”. “I have been competing at

The annual Paradise Lagoons Campdraft will be held from today until Sunday with a number of events and competitions happening over the five days. Blair Angus is a regular competitor at the campdraft and is looking forward to this year’s event. ONE of Central Queensland’s most iconic events kicks off today as the region gears


Monday, 13 July 2015 by

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WITH the State of Origin rugby league complete for another year, there is one more State of Origin not to be missed. A State of Origin unique to Rockhampton. The Paradise Lagoons Campdraft begins next week, Wednesday, July 15, and the following Saturday night the highlight will again be the State of Origin showdown. Now

THE Mount Isa Campdraft was back in town at the newly refurbished grounds at Lagoon Creek in perfect weather last weekend. With competitors coming from Queensland, Northern Territory, New South Wales, and Victoria, including the current Australian Campdraft Association open champion, the competition was top class. From seasoned competitors’ to young children being led on

Drug company denies claims of stifling criticism as deadline looms for Hendra vaccine permit . Horse owners and vets are demanding the manufacturer of the Hendra vaccine release more information about the drug’s safety record, amidst claims the company is trying to stifle criticism. The company, Zoetis, has strongly denied the claims and urged horse

On ABC television ,Australian Story viewers voted Mac And Gayle’s love story as “Most Popular” in 2003. (Photo thanks to: Anthony Sines) Gayle and Mac Shann: Bush couple’s secrets to a happy marriage after horrific farming accident Love really can conquer all, with the successful marriage of one of Australia’s “most popular couples” proof a

THE Ensby family were some of the hundreds of people who felt the Maclean Campdraft came back with a bang after its five year spell. Ric Ensby won the encouragement draft on Peppy, the same horse he rode to victory at the Big River Campdraft in May. “My kids did most of the work on

Stockman’s Challenge draws near

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 by

THE countdown is on for one of the greatest performance horse events in Australia, the legendary 2015 Curley Cattle Transport Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge, to be held at the Cloncurry Equestrian Centre from Wednesday, July 8 to Sunday, July 12. This year, the program will be bigger and better than ever, with an extra day of