2017 Hunter Campdraft Cup

The Baileys of Greta Hunter Campdraft Cup

“INVITATIONAL” NEWCASTLE SHOWGROUND

Campdrafter riders, male and female will battle it out to take home the 2017 Bailey’s of Greta Hunter Campdraft Cup to be held at the Newcastle Regional Show on Saturday March 4.

In its ninth year, the 2017 Hunter Campdraft Cup is a “Pinnacle” Event, whereby entrants strive to qualify – they must have won or been a runner up in an Open Campdraft Competition at the following Agricultural Shows; – Gloucester, Stroud, Bulahdelah, Dungog, Gresford, Muswellbrook, Singleton, Cessnock.  The previous year’s Hunter Campdraft Cup winner is also invited to attend.

This uniquely Australian pastime is thought to have developed in Outback Qld with the first official competition (to rules) held at the Tenterfield Show NSW 1884. It is believed the sport developed among stockmen and drovers in informal competitions to prove their horse skills. The Stockhorse is the most popular breed of horse for campdrafting because of its agility, speed and strength, all of which are required to block the attempts of cattle to follow their natural instinct to return to the mob.

The Competition
The sport requires consummate skill and horsemanship in selecting a beast from the mob of cattle in the yard or “camp” and block and turn that beast at least two or three times to prove to the judge that they have the beast under control. This is known as “The Cut-out”. They then push it out of the camp through a course around pegs involving right & left hand turns in a figure eight, before guiding it through two pegs known as “the gate”.  Rider and horse have 40 seconds to complete the course, after this time, they are “cracked off” by the judge’s stockwhip.

Scoring
The competition will consist of two rounds, each of between approx. 40 minutes duration.  Points from the two rounds are added together for a final score. The highest score of the day will be the winner. Points will be awarded for horsework – up to 70 points, ‘Cut-out’ worth a max of 26 points and an extra 4 points can be awarded for first & second peg and gate work.

“Great Prestige is bestowed on the winning horse and rider of the “Cup”.

Why not go along and show your support to this exciting and all Australian Sport.

Results

Winner of the 2016 Hunter Campdraft Cup was Grant Whatham & Jewel (owned by Brad McNamara) with an aggregate score of 172
Winner of the 2016 Lawrence Livestock Transport Cut out was Lawrence & Proud Lil Pepto, with an aggregate score of 47.5

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2016 Placegetters – Baileys of Greta Hunter Campdraft Cup

1st –     Grant Whatham & Jewel-                      172

2nd–      Michael Maytom & Sadie                     168.5

3rd –     Tony Mortimer & Little Abby                 110.5

4th –     Warwick Lawrence & Proud Lil Pepto  107.5

5th –     Darren Brislane & Trumby                    104.5

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2016 Cut Out Winner

1ST – Warwick Lawrence  & Proud Lil Pepto  47.5


HUNTER CAMPDRAFT CUP PAST WINNERS

2009 MR PETER DILLON “RUSH”
2010 MR ANDREW CHAPMAN “DIGBY”
2011 MISS SIMONE HARVEY “GIFT”
2012 MR FRED PATERSON “MISS ITEM”
2013 MR WAYNE SMITH “REACTION”
2014
2015
2016
MR WAYNE MURRAY
MR CLIFF LYON
MR GRANT WHATHAM
“ELA KOOKABURRA”
“UGLY BETTY”
“JEWEL”
Thanks to our Major Sponsors

Baileys of Greta Providing the prize money of $3,250 for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Placegetters Hunter Campdraft Cup

Lawrence Livestock Transport  Providing the prize money of $500 for the Cut-Out Winner

Other Sponsors

Prydes EasiFeed – thanks to Prydes for providing each entrant with a complimentary bag of Pryde’s produce

Lawrence Livestock Transport thanks to Scott Lawrence who does a fantastic job in providing the Cattle transportation and arranging the Stockmen.

Thomas Cook Boot & Clothing Co. – providing our entrant’s with Thomas Cook shirts.

Australian Campdrafting Magazine

National Stockyard Systems providing our fencing requirements

Special thanks to: –

Josh Evans – the Event Organiser
Peter & Suzanne Evans – supplying over 50 head of cattle
Arm Global Group – for their continued sponsorship over the years
Paul Dooley and Penny Evans – our dedicated announcers
Michelle – our great Scorer
Brendon North – aerating of the grounds
Stockmen – Andrew Shulz, Matthew Aspinal, Gotfried Shutz and Gerard Newton
Judges – thank you
Jenny Bourke – for her tireless administration and organisation over the past 4 years.
Entrants –  to all our entrants, thank you for your efforts and  acceptance of our Invitation.
Great work & support from all involved.

 “Thank You” 

NOTES:
2015 WINNERS – Winner of the Kentan Machinery Cut Out was Grant Whatham with a total score of 48 (Grant’s 2nd cut out score was 25.5 agg.-and Grant received a perfect score of 26 from one of the judges !! #NewcastleShow
Winner of the Hunter Cup was Cliff Lyon, 2nd placing was Darren Brislane, 3rd placing was Ian Docherty.
Scores:
Cliff Lyon & Ugly Betty 180.5
Darren Brislane & Ali 175
Ian Docherty & Beaver 174
Jay Charnock & Larkham on 113
Peter Dillon & Vogue on 112