The annual Nanango Campdraft made a welcome return last weekend … but it was a very close-run thing.
The Mt Stanley Muster Committee restored a long-standing tradition recently when it held the first Mt Stanley Campdraft in a decade.
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.
The Golden Spurs campdraft, held at Proston Showgrounds at the weekend, was one of the biggest yet according to organisers.
The two-day Kumbia Charity Campdraft went off without a hitch at the weekend, despite the showers across the region.
Two big campdrafts were held in the South Burnett at the weekend, with both drawing strong nominations despite the clash of dates.
The recent Proston Golden Spurs campdraft raised an amazing $43,000 for flood-affected communities
Members of the Kumbia Pony Club enjoyed an opportunity at the weekend to experience a bit of the American “wild west” as well as improve their horsemanship skills.
Goodger campdrafter Mark Buttsworth has pocketed the $25,000 first prize at the inaugural Campdraft Super Series, held at the Warwick Showgrounds on the weekend.
A woman aged in her 40s has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after a fall from a horse while competing at the Manumbar Campdraft on Saturday.
Fortunately Cyclone Debbie doesn’t appear to have damaged much local infrastructure, but she has definitely tossed a spanner into local sports competitions.
South Burnett campdrafters and equestrians have found a better way to train their horses, thanks to an enterprising Kingaroy couple who’ve built up a herd of 40 North American bison on their property over the past three years.
Last weekend’s Cooyar Campdraft had to start half a day early because of the high number of nominations for the popular two-day event.
KAP members Rob Katter and Shane Knuth have defended their decision to side with the State Government this week and reject proposals to grant Community Liquor Permit exemptions for campdrafts.
Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has blamed Katter’s Australian Party for refusing to make life easier for campdraft organisers.
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 an extra half day to fit everyone in.
Large numbers of entries are expected for this weekend’s Cooyar Campdraft, which will be held at Cooyar’s campdrafting grounds just west of the town on Saturday and Sunday, October 3-4.
This year’s Manumbar Campdraft had an unusual extra feature: an Anzac Day Dawn Service.
This year’s Golden Spurs Campdraft at Proston set a new record for the 53 year old event.
The two-week postponement of this year’s Kumbia Charity Campdraft appeared to have little impact on competitor numbers when the event was finally run at the Kumbia Showgrounds last weekend.