WEDNESDAY 16th OCTOBER – SATURDAY 19th OCTOBER 2019
This year the Chinchilla Grandfather Clock Campdraft will run from Wednesday 16th October through to Saturday 19th October 2019, with competitors travelling from all corners of Australia to compete for the prestigious “Grandfather Clock” trophy.
Over 4 days of drafting, spectators will witness some of the best horse and rider combinations in Australia compete. From noon Saturday, the event will conclude with finals of the"Circle L Western" Maiden/Novice Rider & Horse, the “Envision Partners” Novice Draft, the “Sandon Glenoch Angus” Grandmother Clock Ladies Draft, and the “Ainsworth Motors & New Holland” Grandfather Clock Draft. Presentations will follow immediately after. Competitors and spectators will then be able to celebrate at the competitor dinner and bar Saturday evening.
Friday Evening will see the return of the Bare Back Cut Out, this year supporting Careflight, and followed by Entertainment at the bar supplied by Toowoomba band “Preserve the Moose”.
The Committee would like to extend their gratitude, and thank all of the 2019 Sponsors and Cattle Donors for their continued support of Chinchilla Grandfather Clock Campdraft.
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).