Good numbers for popular camp draft

Hanna and Tia Blockland. Pictures by Chris Munro.

By Tania Phillips

Good numbers and fine weather were the order of the weekend for the annual Stanthorpe Show Campdraft.

Event secretary/treasurer Lana Russell said two-day event attracted competitors from all over the region and beyond.

Russell said there were competitors from far and wide.

“We had some competitors from way up north who were coming back from Tamworth and stopped in on the way through,” she said.

“They are people we would not normally have.”

She said an event like this would not be possible without the generosity of cattle donors, sponsors and supporters and the support of the Rotary Club of the Granite Belt who provided meals.

The winner of the novice on the Sunday Darryl Haywood with Allora cowboy Michael Dwan, was one of the judges during the weekend, placing second.

Local Stanthorpe girl Bridie Griffiths won the junior event with Ty Blokland taking out the open and Anthony Goetsch took out the maiden – winning and finishing third in a dominant performance.

Due to the popularity of campdrafts the event is now held the week after the show and extended to a two-day event.