Chinchilla Grandfather Clock Campdraft

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The Chinchilla Grandfather Clock Campdraft is one of the most prestigious campdrafts in Australia and is one of the 'big three' that make up the Triple Crown series of campdrafts in October. 

Our four day event in October attracts some of the best horses and competitors in the country, all vying for over $60,000 in prizemoney and a shot at the $30,000 Triple Crown. The Grandfather Clock trophy was first donated almost 50 years ago, and campdrafting in Chinchilla has a rich history which spans over 120 years. 

Chinchilla Campdraft also holds an annual Encouragement Campdraft in February each year.This event is run to give young riders, new competitors and maiden horses the opportunity to gain experience in campdraft competition. 


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).