Bundarra and Campdrafting
2012 ACA Campdraft November 16-18
for more information contact MAX FITZGERALD 0427 237128
Please see ACA Website for forms
Bundarra hosts a number of campdraft events during the year. Our camp is often spoken of
as one of the best in Australia, for Bundarra residents it is a real family sport with often two or three generations competing, we have a number of campdrafting clubs and there are several drafts every year held by the Bundarra P and A and Rodeo Society, Lions Club
In 2011 Bundarra hosted the ACA National Campdraft Finals
Our town, Bundarra in north-western New South Wales doubled in population over the Easter
weekend, when it hosted the first Australian Campdraft Association finals ever
held outside Queensland.
Despite its southern location Queenslanders
again dominated the results board.
Results of the weekend:
SHOOT OUT was won by Kimberley Sammon on Pistol Packin.
Winner of the Novice
Class with 261 points was Wally Rea, on Cash.
Winner of the Open event with
264 points was John Mulcahy on Beacon, Second went to Ben Hall on Clever Oak
with 262 points and third to Pete Comiskey on Marnies Destiny on 261
Winner of the Open reserve event with 177 points was Wally Rea on Dr
Winner of the Ladies event was Jackie Knudsen with 176 points on Cab
Winner of the Juvenile event was Clayton Comiskey with 169 points on
But the finals also mean the total points over all competitions for
the year are added up.
The champion open rider again went to Pete
Comiskey who for the year accumulated 3477 points, represting the 17th time Pete
Comiskey has led the points field.
Champion lady rider was Jackie Knudson
and champion juvenile Rider was Whitney Ann Gleeson.
In terms of highest
point scoring horses in the competition. Ben Hall's horse Hazelwood Reliable
took out the open horse title while Ben's horse Dry Acres took out the novice
Over three hundred visitors swelled the population of
Bundarra to watch the more than 1800 competitors.
Bundarra local and member of the small organising committee said the weekend had
been an outstanding success for his small community.
What is Campdrafting?
Campdrafting involves a mounted rider riding into a "camp" (corral or yard) which has up to eight head of cattle in it. The rider (cuts out) one steer or heifer from the cattle in the camp and brings that beast to the front of the camp and block and turns that beast at least two or three times to prove to the judge that they have the beast under control. The rider then calls for the gates to be opened. The cut out is worth a total of 26 points.
The rider then proceeds to draft (work) the beast around a figure of eight course in a larger arena.
Generally the course is set to the left and once the beast has gone around the left peg, it must then be drafted around a peg on the right.
Once that is completed, the rider then guides the steer through the "gate" which is two pegs placed apart. Once gated, the campdraft is complete and the rider can be awarded up to a total of 100 points.Â Points are awarded for horsemanship and control of the beast.... within set time limits (usually 45-47 seconds).