Emu Vale rider Ian Glasby and Gemini last year.
Emu Vale rider Ian Glasby and Gemini last year. Gerard Walsh

Rain delays start of campdraft

EMU Vale horseman Ian Glasby rode Gemini to victory in the open event at the Tannymorel Campdraft on Saturday.

The campdraft attracted 370 horse-and-rider combinations and started 90 minutes late due to early morning rain.

Tannymorel Campdraft and Rodeo Association secretary Melinda Fanning said the skill of novice/maiden judge Pete Comiskey was a factor in the campdraft finishing by 5.30pm.

"He kept the campdraft rolling," Fanning said.

After the early rain, the arena was ploughed by Tannymorel farmer Wayne Tucker to make it safe for a start.

Fanning said the crowd was much bigger this year compared with 2011.

"We had to replenish food supplies by 8.30am on Saturday," she said.

The novice was won by Mick Connolly from Allora, and Darren Rafton from Allora was maiden winner.

Clayton Comiskey from Nebo won the junior/juvenile.


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