This year the Oodnadatta Campdraft was run under the rules and regulations of the Southern Campdraft Association. The SCA oversees campdraft events throughout southern NSW, Victoria and SA and currently has a membership base of 1500+ and is experiencing an average of 17% growth per annum.
This affiliation proved to be popular with southern competitors who hauled their competition horses up the highway from as far afield as the Western Districts of Victoria, NSW, South East of SA, Murray Bridge, Flinders Ranges and the West Coast.
Our judges were Mr. Steve Brown (SCA Director) and Mr. David Reiter (SCA Judges Panel.).
With over 190 campdraft runs, the event was well received by spectators and competitors alike. Interest in the 2017 event has already been strong through the campdrafting community, with many planning their trip to Oodnadatta for the first campdraft on the 17/18 SCA calendar.
Thanks must go to all those who contributed to the building of the new campdraft arena leading up to the event which was no small feat by the Allandale, Mt Sarah, Mt Barry, Nilpinna, Arckaringa and Hamilton crews. Many of these young folk also helped out in the back yards throughout the drafting and their assistance on the day was much appreciated. Cattle were supplied by Allandale Station.
Special mention must go to the following:
Mark Fennell (First Aid Provider), SA Ambulance, CFS Stirling North, Lil Kamphorst (NRM District Officer), Pat Oâ€™Toole, Gordon Turnbull and to those that did not hesitate to assist us in scoring, front gates, side gate, announcing and in the back yards.
Lastly, our sponsors to whom the event would not have been possible without their generous support, and they are:
GOLD: THOMPSON DRILLING, NEALES RIVER LIVESTOCK, ONE SEVEN I PERFORMANCE HORSES
SILVER: CALOMBA TRANSPORT, JT JOHNSON & SONS, KAPUNDA, TMR FEED SOLUTIONS, BHT MINERALS, WILLOUGHBY WAY HORSEMANSHIP, ELDERS LIMITED, KENT SADDLERY, KINTALA PERFORMANCE HORSES
BRONZE: ALLFLEX AUST, PRINCESS ROYAL STATION, ADAM & KATE LITCHFIELD, HITCHLEY & HARROW, SUNNY RIVER ASH STUD
Save the date: 14th & 15th July, 2017
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