Keen fans of campdrafting … Rhiannon Ryan, 7, Cooyar; Rohan Duncombe, 6, East Cooyar; and Mitchell Duncombe, 3, from East Cooyar, at the recent Cooyar Campdraft

March 25, 2015

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 Maiden, Junior, Juvenile and Novice drafts.

On Sunday (March 29), the Nanango Campdraft will get underway at 6:00am at the Nanango Showgrounds. There’ll be a Novice Draft, with a total of $1370 in prizemoney; and the Heritage Community Branch Open Draft, with a total of $1970 in prizes.

The annual Kumbia Charity Campdraft – this year dubbed “The Kingaroy Equipment Sales Campdraft” – will be held on April 4-5 at Kumbia Sportsgrounds.

There’ll be the Alex Logan Memorial Open Draft, a Restricted Sweepstakes (Open and Novice horses only), a Combined Maiden / Novice Draft, the Frank Tucker Memorial Junior Draft (for riders 8 years and under) and the Juvenile Draft (riders 13 to under 17 years).

Also on April 4-5 is the Kragra Gold Watch Campdraft and Gymkhana which will include Maiden, Juvenile, Junior, Novice and Open rounds plus a Futurity (for horses four years old and under).  There’ll also be a Gymkhana (five age groups) and Mini Draft (for riders under 8 years).

The Proston Golden Spurs Campdraft kicks off at noon on Friday, April 24, and will run over three days. There will be Novice, Restricted Open, the Colin Anderson Memorial Open, Eric Godsell Memorial Junior and Juvenile rounds plus two Maiden competitions.

Also on the Anzac Day weekend, is the two-day Manumbar Campdraft which will also include pony fun events on the Saturday. The Manumbar Draft will get underway at 6:30am on Saturday (April 25) with the Burnett Ryan Memorial Draft. There will also be the Norm-Gloria Franz Memorial Junior Draft, Douglas Porter Memorial Juvenile Draft, Restricted Draft, Jack Perrett Memorial Novice Draft and the John Smith Memorial Open Draft.

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Cooyar Campdraft

Paul Schilf, Yarraman; Donald Patch, Yamsion; and Bradley Duncombe, Cooyar, were relaxing after the Cooyar Campdraft

Results from the one-day Cooyar Campdraft held on February 28:


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 – 161
Nathan Wilson – Spinnie – 159
Rick Greenup – Greenup Genesis – 108


Clayton Carlson – Corvette – 80
Sharni Edwards – Barley – 78
Emily Anderson – Benji  – 74
Darby Ryan – Shellydean Dallas – 70
Emi Carlson – Lawson – 63
Allan McNaulty – Spirt – 60
Rylie Barron – Blinky Bill – 60
Kaycee Barron – Steele – 59
Keya Williamson – Sam – 55
Kayla Edwards Hannah – 52


James Moorhead – Street Kid – 89
Brooke Barron – Ben – 83
Kate Hurley – Brownie – 82
Tom Goode – Anzac – 82
Stephen Beddows – Doc – 80
Tamara Buczma – Shadow – 74
Cody Ryan – The Matrix – 22
Dylan Gemmell – Vogue – 21
Trent Sheppard – Reflection – 21
Chris Gleeson – Bell – 20

Cooyar Show Society members Lorraine Ryan, Cooyar; Meryl Elliott, Kooralgin; and Kyal Riley, Cooyar; were working behind the bar at the Cooyar Campdraft … campdrafts are often important fundraisers for local community groups

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