Chinchilla Grandfather Clock Campdraft
This Chinchilla Grandfather Clock Campdraft is running Thursday 19 th October through to Sunday
22nd October 2017, with competitors travelling from all corners of Australia to compete for the
prestigious “Grandfather Clock” trophy.
proceeds raised from the event being donated to “Drought Angels” this year. Mid Saturday
afternoon, spectators will witness some of the best horse and rider combinations in Australia
compete in the finals of the “Envision Partners” Novice Draft and the “Ainsworth Motors & New
Holland” Grandfather Clock Draft, with presentations to follow immediately after. Competitors and
spectators will then be able to celebrate at the bar Saturday evening whilst being entertained by
Bundaberg band “Barlight”.
The Committee would like to thank the 2017 Sponsors and Cattle Donors for their continued support
of Chinchilla Grandfather Clock Campdraft.
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).