Whipping the campdraft competition
Walk in: Young and old join in
1400 head, 850 competitors, 1000 runs
WALKING in the cattle is a tradition of the Silverwhip Camp Draft.
Children as young as nine-years-old jumped on their horses and helped their parents walk the cows to Gayndah Showgrounds.
The first walk in on Friday brought 300 head of cattle from nearly 40km away.
The Silverwhip Camp Draft ran over three days and was the first event of Gayndah’s Orange Festival.
In total there was 1400 head of cattle, 850 competitors and about 1000 runs completed.
Gayndah Show Society president Cam Polzin said the successful event owed much to the generosity of the Gayndah community.
“A big thank you to all the cattle donors and all the volunteers who helped out over the weekend,” he said.
The camp draft saw some competitors bring four or five horses to test out their skills.
The junior events saw large numbers and the young riders showed the camp draft tradition will stay strong in the Central and North Burnett.
Jack Jeffrey and his mum take Jack's pony for a walk.
CATTLE COUNTRY: Walking the cattle in for Gayndah's Silverwhip Camp Draft.
Joanne Brown competing at the Silverwhip Camp Draft.
Just turning three doesn't stop Mac Ahern from jumping in the saddle.