Practice makes perfect

AFTER a successful weekend of team penning competition and practice campdrafting, the dust has settled on the Stanthorpe Showgrounds.

Stanthorpe Campdraft and Team Penning Sub-committee's Paula Boatfield said the Stanthorpe Team Penning and Practice Campdraft Fundraiser was a success.

"The annual event attracted impressive competitor numbers," Mrs Boatfield said.

"We had 59 team penning teams and 60 individual riders competing in the campdraft.

"From all reports our very busy weekend, with great weather, was very enjoyable and everyone had a good time.

"The competition was great as well and we had some very talented riders."

Mrs Boatfield the weekend was designed to improve the skills of those involved in the sports.

"We had a range of inexperienced riders who hadn't participated before right through to competitors who were experienced at both," she said.

"Both groups have since indicated they found the weekend very useful.

"A big thanks must go to campdrafting instructors Peter Much, Mark Hopgood and Neville Fanning for the time they put into the instruction sessions, and to everyone else that helped at and supported the event."

Mrs Boatfield said the fundraising aspect of the event was a success, just like the sporting aspect.

"It has been a great start to our fundraising campaign for Showgirl entrant Alyssa Halford and there will be more to come over the next few months," she said.

The next event big event will be the Stanthorpe Campdraft on March 9-10.

Details can be found at groups/sports/campdraft closer to the time.


Team Penning


Lachy McMahon, Joe McMahon and Hayden Aspinall


First - Mick Aspinall, Lachy McMahon, Damien McMahon; second - Geoff Schnitzerling, Bill Kerr, Melissa Kerr; third - Keith Thorne, Terry Hopgood, Steve Tomasel

Farmers Challenge

Kaity Wright, Chris Baker and Ashleigh Grayson

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