This year the Chinchilla Grandfather Clock Campdraft will run from Wednesday 19th October through to Saturday 22nd October 2022

Over 4 days of drafting, spectators will witness some of the best horse and rider combinations in Australia compete. From 1pm Saturday, the event will conclude with finals of the Maiden/Novice Rider & Horse, the Novice Draft, the  Grandmother Clock Ladies Draft, and the Grandfather Clock Draft.  Presentations will follow immediately after. Competitors and spectators will then be able to celebrate at the bar Saturday evening.

Friday Evening will see the final of the popluar "Saddled Cut Out" event, followed by live entertainment at the bar until late in the evening.

The Committee would like to extend their gratitude, and thank all of the 2022 Sponsors and Cattle Donors for their continued support of Chinchilla Grandfather Clock Campdraft.

Grandfather Clock Winner - Robert Plant and "Bawnduggie Condet"
2021 Grandfather Clock Winner - Robert Plant and "Bawnduggie Condet"

What is campdrafting?

Campdrafting is a sport that evolved from Australian stockmen who moved mobs of cattle aswell as ‘cut out’ selected animals as needed for branding, relocating, etc.

The competitor must select (cut out) a steer from a group in the yards. The selected steer must be blocked and turned by the competitor several times to show their ability to control the animal before calling for the gates to be opened.

The rider must then draft the steer around the pegs and through the gate to gain a maximum of 100 points (26 cutout / 70 horsework / 4 course).