Cooyar's Sharon Duncombe, Heather McNalty, Lyn McCoist and Theresa Munt were part of the large team that ran the canteen through this year's extra-long campdraft
October 8, 2015

The Cooyar Campdraft – part of the South Burnett & Cherbourg On Show long weekend – drew so many nominations that this year’s two-day event had to be extended just to fit everyone in.

The campdraft had been scheduled to start early on Saturday morning and finish late on Sunday.

But with 900 nominations and at least 500 horses packing out Cooyar’s campdraft grounds, the event kicked off half a day early on Friday afternoon instead.

The Cooyar Showgrounds host two campdrafts every year: a one-day draft in March and the bigger two-day event in October.

They’re popular fixtures on the State’s campdrafting circuit.

Both events attract keen competitors from all over south-east Queensland, along with many local campdrafters keen to test their skills against some of the State’s best campdrafting talent.

The Cooyar Show and Campdraft Society were delighted with the roll-up for the long weekend event.

The main difficulty they faced – and overcame, to everyone’s relief – was securing enough cattle to give all competitors a good run.

A lot of entrants nominated for multiple drafts, and camped in the grounds to wait for their events to come up.

Those who camped over enjoyed a campfire concert on Saturday night with popular local musician John Kohler.

Cooyar's Julie Barron and Neville McNalty kept spectators informed of riders and scores from the Announcer's Box
Paul Dehovert on Double Vision gets ready to to cut out a cow from the camp ...
... then guides it around the course ...
... followed by Ted Bright on Razor ...
... while a large queue of riders patiently waited for their turn back at the camp ...

Cooyar Campdraft Results

Novice

Kay Radke – Con Artist – 88
Mark Buttsworth – Playin Harmonica – 88
Anthony (Midge) Thompson – Davie Doc – 88
Felicity Burton – Oaks Playboy – 86
Michael Boyce – Boyces Rainbow Ray – 86
Brian Elliott – Bo – 85
Robert Newton – Madam – 85
Keith Biltoft – Lena – 85
Jesse Roberton – Paris – 85
Mark Kasper – Lexie – 84

Juvenile

Meg Ryan – Tappy – 88
Elizabeth McEwan – Instant Holly – 81
Tayla Bright – Ace – 81
Jamie-Lee Barron – Remark – 80
Tennelle Barrett – Tuff-N-Up – 76
Jamie-Lee Barron – Bridgett – 76
Lucy Kucks – Pebbles – 75
Lachlan Darr – Mandy – 74
Dean Radke – Tassa – 72
Tom Goode – Annie – 72

Junior

Ella Wockner – Chex – 78
Emily Anderson – Teilanni – 69
Jarvis Weaver – Blue Style – 64
Hugh Gleeson – Bell – 45
Abbie-Jane Lord – Covergirl – 43
Allan McEwan – Instant Holly – 22
Hayden Gemmell – Brownie Oak – 21
Lori Kasper – Goodo – 21
Rylie Barron – Blinky Bill – 20
Josh Smart – Bonus – 20

Open

Darrin Jones – Awful – 273
Wayne Dennien – Ambition – 271
Mark Buttsworth – One Stylish Pepto – 271
Karl Burton – Oaks Penny – 265
Karl Burton – Lectric Kellie – 261
Trader Wilson – Bonita – 260
Kimberley Sammon – Lara – 258
Ian Atthow – Cleo – 257
Mark Buttsworth – Double Dove – 256
Michael Boyce – Boyces Robin Ray – 256

Maiden

Kelly Dahler – Seccombes Perfect Moon – 110
Mark Buttsworth – Double Anna – 88
Malcolm Barrett – Spirit – 87
Wayne Darr – Expected Black Betty – 87
Heath Sinclair – Roc Again – 87
Paul Radke – Dakota – 86
Howard Elliott – Missouri – 86
Doug Dohle – Seligmans Destiny – 86
Keith Biltoft – Double Identity – 86
Michael Boyce – Boyces Rainbow Ray – 86

Restricted Open

Mark Buttsworth – One Stylish Pepto – 183
Kay Radke – Jazz – 179
Jye Banks – Crackajack – 87
Chris Ryan – Smoothy – 86
Kimberley Sammon – Revlon – 86
Kimberley Sammon – Seligmans Yellow Miss – 86
Wayne Dennien – Ambition – 84
Mark Buttsworth – Double Suzie – 84
Karl Burton – Office Boy – 84
Jesse Roberton – Paris – 84

Futurity

Karl Burton – Binnia Quartz – 82
Mark Buttsworth – Acres Of Sugar – 73
Russell Whitby – Barbie – 69
Ben King – Destiny Sweet Angel – 68
Mick Connolly – Sugars Playgirl – 22
Karl Burton – Pink – 22
Jamie Hansen – Jacks Spot On – 22
Rick Seeds – Classy Son – 21
Mark Buttsworth – Double Madonna – 21
Karl Burton – Just Stylish – 20


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