Fun at spring draft
THE first annual Spring Draft was run at Bancroft recently.
The grounds were picture perfect after recent rain, and with a new arena fence and some yard work.
The weekend in late September started off with the novice draft and 167 runs on a good line of the Hampson family cattle saw some great drafting.
Judge Rob Jenkinson soon split them and the winner was local rider Joel Muirhead, riding Mac’s Smokin Blue.
There was a four-way tie for second place.
Sam Pengelly from Calliope was the winner of the juvenile draft, and Tom Pownall rode his grey mare All That Jazz to win the junior draft.
The first two rounds of the three round open draft were completed on Saturday.
Nicholas Markwell rode mare Bon Jovi’s Music to win the draft.
The win gave Markwell a personal tally of three wins in a row.
Second place was Peter Wallace.
Ardmoor Cattle Company supplied the cattle for the draft.
In the maiden draft, judge Greg Wallace gave the winning points to Bob Black, with second place going to Kristy Habermann.
The last event was the Restricted Open, with John Lindenmeyer judging.
The winnerwas Stan Powers’ horse Disco and in second place, ridden by Peter Wallace, was his mare Perfect Lady.
A great weekend of safe campdrafting was had and the committee thanked everyone.
FUN RUN: The kids having fun at Bancroft in the egg and spoon race.
RIGHT: Joel Muirhead won the novice draft. FAR RIGHT: Trudy Hampson in the Bancroft campdraft.