2015 Toomba Horse Sale

Tuesday, 09 June 2015 by

Charters Towers was again a buzz with the 26th Toomba sale held at the Indoor Equestrian arena as well as the hotly contested Horse of the North challenge. Despite trying seasonal conditions the sale result was solid with a healthy 91/110 lots selling averaging $5,228 across the board. Top price mare and horse of the

Two women from central Queensland have got together to create hatpins to raise awareness of mental illness in rural areas. Both Katrina Brown and Jill Dyer have had personal experiences seeing a family member suffer from depression. Mrs Brown, a grazier from the Dululu area, along with her family came up with the idea, after

Ulmarra Show and Campdraft 2015

Tuesday, 09 June 2015 by

FOR someone who has never won a campdraft before, picking up two wins at the hotly contested Ulmarra Show and Campdraft Society Campdraft is a pretty good result. Brushgrove man Scott Davis won the maiden draft on Red Acres and the open draft on Hollywood Maverick at the weekend. “I’m 46 years old and have

Lucindale Campdraft 2015

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 by

The annual Lucindale Campdraft was held at Yakka Park, Lucindale in the Southeast of South Australia. Held over the Easter weekend of3rd, 4th & 5th April and what a fantastic turn out. The long weekend this year allowed the committee to run 9 events, being a Ladies Draft, Encourage, Juvenile & Junior Drafts, Novice, Open,

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Stanthorpe Campdraft 2015

Friday, 22 May 2015 by

WHILE most mothers took Sunday as an opportunity to have a sleep in and breakfast in bed, Amanda Day was up at the crack of dawn working horses and organising her children in time for the Stanthorpe campdraft. For the past six years the Day family – small crop growers from Nundubbermere – have spent

STALWART supporter of campdrafting, Robert O’Sullivan won the Twin Hills Quartpot open camp draft on his impressive young roan mare Pepper, with a weekend top score of 91. Twin Hills campdraft committee secretary Wendy Durkin said there was a waiting list for entry into the drafts, where numbers had to be restricted to fit in

Fears thousands of bats may be carrying the deadly hendra virus have forced the cancellation of a Hunter Valley campdraft event. Organisers of the Aberdeen Bushmen’s Campdraft say the annual event was scheduled for the last weekend of this month, but could take place in September instead. Hendra has killed four people and 90 horses

Winton’s annual campdraft in western Queensland was in jeopardy this year, after cattle became difficult to find, because of the drought. That was until local grazier PJ Elliot organised to lend 600 of his own cattle to the campdraft, the only problem was moving the cattle the 150 kilometres to town. PJ is one of

Rathdowney Memorial Campdraft secretary Liz Richards is gearing up for a big weekend at the annual campdraft, which breaks from 1pm on Friday. RATHDOWNEY is gearing up for the annual Memorial Campdraft this weekend, with the action kicking off this Friday at noon at the Rathdowney Memorial Grounds. The historic event, now in its 63rd

Tough conditions in the campdraft at Wauchope Show, on the New South Wales mid north coast this year, resulted in only one rider receiving a score. Local competitor Lauren Arentsen’s winning ride of 78 points was on her mare Diamondtina. “It was very, very exciting,” she said. “My mare worked really hard and I was

Riders take on Woolbrook stampede.

Monday, 13 April 2015 by

On Easter Sunday the Village of Woolbrook came alive with the annual Stampede at the Sportsground. There were record entries in the campdrafting and sporting events and the weather was picture perfect. The day started with the maiden campdraft, which saw local cowboy Carl Green, riding Ruby, take out the event. Next was the novice

Elite riders preparing for Cloncurry

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 by

Jon Templeton (pictured) from Kingaroy, said the Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge is a highlight on any challenge competitor’s calendar and is still elated from the 2014 win. AUSTRALIA’S elite challenge and campdraft champions will converge on Queensland’s outback town of Cloncurry from July 8-12 this year for the legendary Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge and Campdraft. Considered one

Dwan family restocking cattle at sale

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 by

A NEED to restock cattle to train their campdraft horses was what brought the Dwan family to Warwick’s weekly cattle sale. Geraldine and Terry, along with their 19-year-old daughter Monique, were all getting in on the buying action at last Tuesday’s sale. The family owns and runs Supafloats and can often be spotted at the

SUE Harrison will ride in memory of her sister when the Kate McGahn Memorial Restricted Open Draft makes a return on Saturday afternoon at the Beaudesert Show Society Campdraft. The campdraft will start at 2.30pm Friday and continue from 6.30am Saturday and 7am Sunday at the Beaudesert Showgrounds on Albert St, Beaudesert. Events will include

Rosewood saddles up for campdraft

Friday, 27 March 2015 by

IT WAS a case of autumn rains and leather reins as competitors and spectators at Rosewood delighted in a uniquely Australian test of horse and rider. To the uninitiated, the aim of campdrafting is to use a horse to cut a beast out a small mob in the camp and stop it from going back.

It’s that time of year again and the annual Up The Creek Campdraft is on this weekend March 27, 28 and 29 “The Campdraft is now better than ever in its fifth consecutive year running with nominations up from 700 last year to 850 this year” said publicity officer Martin Beckett. “We are proud to

TENTERFIELD’S successful foray into campdraft continued over March 14 and 15 with the annual Show Society event. Participants came from right around the region to take part in an event that has become a staple on the NSW campdraft calendar. “With over 700 runs for the weekend we were fortunate to have great weather and

Novice Michael Marshall – Mambo – 171 Nathan Wilson – Mytee In Lace – 168 Terry Hartman – Chevin Harley – 164 Kimberley Sammon – Dual n Playgirl – 164 Mark Gelhaar – Crossfire – 163 Terry Hartman – Countrywide Trixie – 161 Joshua Hurley – Technique – 161 Mark Buttsworth – Fevers Request –

Busy Time Coming Up For Campdrafters

Thursday, 26 March 2015 by

After a famine of campdrafts in recent years, South Burnett fans in 2015 are being treated to a feast … with the next two coming up this weekend at Nanango and Cooranga North. The Cooranga North Campdraft will be held at the Cooranga North Recreation Reserve, on Kingaroy-Jandowae Road on Saturday (March 28). There’ll be

Inglewood Show Camp Draft

Thursday, 19 March 2015 by

There were a record number of nominations for the Campdraft at this year’s Inglewood Show and the talent certainly didn’t disappoint. Local riders were up against riders from Warwick, Dalby and as far as St George. Organisers say they were extremely happy with the amount of positive feedback received from entrants and the high quality

Toogoolawah Campdraft 2015

Monday, 16 March 2015 by

TOOGOOLAWAH positively throbbed to the beat of campdraft action from March 6-8 with seasoned performers showing their class amid a jam-packed weekend of big events. Among the winners on Friday in the HLE Smith & Co Transport Maiden A draft under the watchful eye of local judge Lyle Facer, was an excited Kay Radke riding

Rosewood Campdraft 2015

Friday, 13 March 2015 by

Next Saturday, you can go down to Rosewood Showgrounds and watch some locals, as well as some riders from afar, come together to test their horses and themselves. Rosewood Campdraft Association secretary Stephanie Malmborg said campdrafting was “as unique to Australia as the lamington and Vegemite, as iconic as Ayers Rock and the Sydney Opera

Glencoe Campdraft 2015

Friday, 13 March 2015 by

The Glencoe Campdraft took over the local area last weekend, with top ranking competitors from across the state travelling to the annual event. “It went really well,” event secretary Helen Fenton said. “We always get a lot of competitors who follow the camp draft circuit. The level of competition was very high.” With the gymkhana

Toogoolawah Campdraft 2015

Thursday, 12 March 2015 by

MORE than 1000 competitors kicked up the dust for a massive three days of campdrafting in Toogoolawah last week. Held across Friday, Saturday and Sunday, competitors competed hard across a variety of categories. The bare back cut out, however, was a bit more of light-hearted fun on Saturday night with all riders wearing pink in

Karara Campdraft 2015

Thursday, 12 March 2015 by

LLOYD Hilton couldn’t be happier with the success of this year’s two-day campdraft at the Karara Recreation Grounds. The Karara Campdraft Association president said everything went like clockwork with the 502 nominations. “We had no injuries to riders, horses or livestock, many of the riders commented on how safe our grounds were,” he said. “Volunteers

To all ACA members and committees, The ACA held an open forum in Roma on the 13th of February to discuss the nomination process for campdrafts. Firstly I would like to thank the members and committees who attended the forum or sent in their thoughts to the nominations subcommittee. Much discussion was had and this

Rynne’s first campdraft win

Monday, 09 March 2015 by

LAST weekend marked a milestone for 18-year-old Sean Rynne, who was elated to experience his first campdraft win. The Miles competitor and his three-year-old gelding Lyric took home the EnVision Partners trophy in the encouragement draft at Chinchilla with 165 points, after a runoff with Condamine rider Timothy Dwyer on Robbie (160). While Sean competed

Karara Campdraft Q

Monday, 09 March 2015 by

EMU Vale campdrafter Ian Glasby will be one of the three judges at this weekend’s Karara Campdraft. Glasby is well known as a top campdrafting rider and is often approached to ride horses for other owners. He will be joined in the judge’s circle by John Diery from Warwick and Bony Mountain campdrafter Errol Cooper.

The 2015 Toogoolawah Campdraft will hit the Toogoolawah Showgrounds this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (March 6-8). Riders will compete in a range of categories, including junior/juvenile, maiden A campdraft, maiden B campdraft, novice, restricted opens, and open campdraft. It will be a huge three days of action, with 1111 competitors entering to compete for $20,000

The Wee Waa Show Society is giving back to the local community following two profitable fund raising events held in 2014. The Inaugural Artie Hall Memorial Campdraft was held last year in August and generated a profit of $10,000. It was the first two day campdraft to be held in Wee Waa for many years

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