OUTTA THE GATE: One of the competitors goes for a run at the Mitchell Campdraft.
OUTTA THE GATE: One of the competitors goes for a run at the Mitchell Campdraft. Siemer Photographics

Hundreds head to Mitchell for Campdraft

CAMPDRAFT: It was a weekend of dust, dirt and fun in Mitchell, with the 2016 Mitchell Campdraft kicking off on Friday to a round of intense competition between riders.

The Southwest QLD Fuel Supplies and Landmark Novice A Campdraft started bright and early on Saturday morning, followed by the Condon Treasure and Taylors Mechanical Services Novice B campdraft resulting in some exceptional competition.

The Southwest QLD Fuel Supplies and Landmark Novice A final commenced at 2pm and completed with Mitchell Campdraft President Stephen Sheppard coming out on top riding Deadly with a score of 172.

In the Wagyu Cattle Company Junior Campdraft on Saturday, Rhys Radel on Charlies Angel won with a score of 82, while the Mitchell Bakery and Northern Livestock Juvenile Campdraft was won by Darcy Radel on Private with a top score of 88 points.

Late Saturday night, Jo-Anne Chiconi braved all and lost her locks for Shave for a Cure and Lloyd Davidson and Megan McIntosh donated 5 hours of helicopter mustering.

Luke Vincent also pledged $450 to win the right to wield the clippers which drew a total of $2900 raised over the weekend to go towards this great cause.

Sunday morning once again showed some magnificent drafting, with Henry’s Livestock Restricted Open Campdraft being won by Kirrin Addy and her horse Joe with a top score of 87 points.

The Samios Trading Post Maiden A campdraft was won by William Goetsch and Attractive Acres with a total score of 172 points and the last event of the weekend, The Nutri-Lick and Coopers Animal Health Maiden B was taken out by Andy Mulcahy riding Smokey also with 172 points.

Overall, the committee enjoyed a successful weekend and would like to thank all the sponsors, volunteers and competitors.


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