Mer­ri­jig cam­p­draft another suc­cess

Mansfield Courier - - Courier Opinions/people -

THE Mer­ri­jig Cam­p­draft grows in pop­u­lar­ity each year, with com­peti­tors trav­el­ling from far and wide to at­tend the an­nual event.

Even one of the best in Aus­tralia, Mans­field born and bred, and Aus­tralian le­gend, Rob Leach, was in at­ten­dance this year – tak­ing out two of the com­pe­ti­tions over the week­end for his ef­forts.

The Mer­ri­jig Cam­p­draft com­mit­tee works tire­lessly to make sure their grounds, in­clud­ing the arena sur­face, are se­cond to none – with weeks of prepa­ra­tion put in be­fore the event, and hours spent be­hind the scenes dur­ing it.

AFTER HIM: David Cosser blocks his beast in the cam­p­draft.

LETS TALK ABOUT THIS: Mer­ri­jig Cam­p­draft com­mit­tee mem­ber who has been part of the club since the start, Gra­ham Pick­ett, pauses dur­ing his du­ties on the gate to chat to a com­peti­tor.

RIDE HIM: Kate Reiter makes it look easy dur­ing the Sun­day novice.

TRAV­EL­LING: They came from far and wide to com­pete at the Mer­ri­jig Cam­p­draft over the week­end, with more than 700 runs at­tempted over the two days of com­pe­ti­tion.

HAND TIGHT: Jack Sims on Ga­tor pre­par­ing to head out the gate dur­ing the Sun­day novice.

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