GO GET 'EM: Stanthorpe rider Keith Thorne competes in the Stanthorpe Campdraft in May last year.
GO GET 'EM: Stanthorpe rider Keith Thorne competes in the Stanthorpe Campdraft in May last year. Contributed

Riders put to the test in weekend of campdrafting

THE Stanthorpe Campdraft program starts on Friday night with a barbecue and a bit of entertainment in the George N Fuhrmann team draft where a team of three riders endeavour to move three beasts around the course at the same time.

When it's done well it's a pleasure to watch.

When not done well, it's good entertainment.

The Saturday program starts at 6am with the Keith Thorne Building Maiden Draft, followed by the Stanthorpe Pony Club Junior Draft and the K&A Building Juvenile Draft.

The afternoon program includes the Stannum Stockhorses Restricted Open Draft and some exciting competition with the open final.

The Sunday program again starts at 6am with the David Schnitzerling Encouragement Draft and the signature Wholesale Horsewear House Mum's Run for Mother's Day.

The final competition is the Stanthorpe Vet Care Novice Draft ending with the novice final on Sunday afternoon.

This is a fabulous competition showcasing rider and horse skills as they move a beast around a set course under a set time limit. The organisers are grateful to all sponsors and supporters, and to the cattle donors and transport providers who help put this annual event on for the Stanthorpe and wider community.

Entry is free, there will be catering all day and a multidraw raffle on Saturday night. Raffle sponsors have been very generous with more than 40 prizes to be won.

For details contact secretary Paula Boatfield on 0428195202 or check out the program on Stanthorpe Campdraft's facebook page.

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