Kicking up the dust at ’Gully
MORE than 750 runs and 1050 head of cattle took to the ring for the annual Nindigully Campdraft at the weekend. President Dugald McIntosh (pictured) said the event was a resounding success, with a high number of nominations, stiff competition and lively cattle.
HUNDREDS of revellers and spectators turned out for two action-packed days of campdrafting at Nindigully at the weekend.
Nindigully Campdraft president Dugald McIntosh said the weekend was a resounding success.
“It all went really well,” Mr McIntosh said.
“Nominations were up around the same mark where they normally are, which was good to see.
“We had two full days of drafting, there were no accidents, the grounds were in exceptional condition,” Mr McIntosh said.
“And the rodeo on Saturday night was a great spectacle for the crowd and campdraft crew.”
Mr McIntosh said 1050 cattle were donated by father and son Peter and Ben Hill for the 750 runs for the weekend.
“Big shout out to the sponsors that helped make the weekend possible,” Mr McIntosh said.
“Without sponsors it’s a tough grind.
“With the drought, we’re all going through tough times so we appreciate them getting cattle together to run a draft.
“And the way the competitors handled the cattle was great, too, that’s something that’s always really good to see.”
■ Bill Carey won the Eddie Albeck Memorial Open Draft, riding Ninja Cat with 176 points.
■ Mitchell Southern won the junior draft on Laddy with 86 points.
■ Peter Cookson won the Rabobank Restricted Open Draft on Paradise with 179 points.
■ Jack Southern won the juvenile draft on Flamin’ Acres with 87 points.
■ Kevin Southern won the WFI Novice Draft, riding She’s A Blue Badger with 175 points.
■ Shane Rollins won the Landmark Maiden Draft on Pay Me If You Please with 175 points.
■ Coralie Daly won the Queensland Cotton Ladies Draft on Tyson with 91 points.
IN THE SADDLE: Jodie Turvey competes in the Nindigully Campdraft at the weekend.
Brian Southern gets in close to his beast during the Nindigully Campdraft.
Buddy Tattam has his eye on the prize at the weekend’s draft event.