The Mt Stanley Muster will be making a welcome return to the campdrafting circuit this October 9-10 after a 10-year break (Photo: Mt Stanley Muster)

September 24, 2021

The Mt Stanley Muster – a two-day campdraft which has been in hibernation for the past 10 years – will be coming back to life in October.

Volunteers have spent the past few months revamping Mt Stanley’s campdrafting grounds on Eastern Branch Road.

The two-day event will be relaunched on October 9-10.

“The Mt Stanley Muster grounds are a picturesque little gem hidden in a valley below the mountain about 30km north of Linville,” Muster spokesperson Kate Dohle said.

“It’s an idyllic spot for campdrafting.

“It’s also a perfect getaway, because with no mobile phone reception and little contact with the outside world, there is nothing to do except watch this great sport and eat some good food!”

The Mt Stanley Muster is a non-ACA event that’s open to all campdrafters, and it will feature Maiden, Novice, Junior, Juvenile and Open Drafts for cash prizes ranging up to $3500.

The Novice – which will be held over two rounds and a final – is also part of the Somerset Series Novice Draft.

Free unpowered campsites are available in the grounds along with showers and stock water, and first aid will be in attendance during the COVIDSafe event.

A sausage sizzle and bar will run on Friday night, and there will be a dinner and bar operating on Saturday night along with a charity auction to raise funds for the Capricornia Rescue Helicopter Service.

Nominations for the campdraft opened on September 19 and will close on September 29.

  • More details about the campdraft can be found on the Mt Stanley Muster Facebook page.
The Mt Stanley campdrafting grounds have undergone recent refurbishments in preparation for the Muster’s return, and offer plenty of campsites (Photo: Mt Stanley Muster)
The October draft will offer Maiden, Novice, Junior and Juvenile competitions, along with an Open Draft carrying $3500 in prize-money (Photo: Mt Stanley Muster)

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