Whip­ping the cam­p­draft com­pe­ti­tion

Walk in: Young and old join in

Central and North Burnett Times - - BURNETT SPORT -

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.

PHOTO: BRAN­DON LIVESAY

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.

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