2019 Hunter Campdraft Cup
The Baileys of Greta Hunter Campdraft Cup
“INVITATIONAL” NEWCASTLE SHOWGROUND
Campdraft riders, male and female, will battle it out to take home the 2019 Bailey’s of Greta Hunter Campdraft Cup which is to be held at The Show – Newcastle & Hunter, on Saturday 2 March, with the first round at 2.45 PM
The Hunter Campdraft Cup is a “Pinnacle” Event, in which the entrants strive to qualify. The entrants must have won or been a runner up in an Open Campdraft Competition at the following Agricultural Shows; – Gloucester, Stroud, Bulahdelah, Dungog, Gresford, Muswellbrook, Morisset, 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 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.
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 horse work – 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”.
Come along and show your support for this exciting and all Australian Sport.
Thanks to our Major Sponsors
Baileys of Greta – providing total prize money of $3,250 for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Placegetters Hunter Campdraft Cup
Lawrence Livestock Transport – providing prize money of $500 for the Cut-Out Winner
Lawrence Livestock Transport – Transport Sponsor – Thank you to Scott Lawrence who does a fantastic job in providing the Cattle transportation and arranging the Stockmen – “Complimentary”
Thomas Cook Boot & Clothing Co. – Shirt Sponsor – Thanks to Thomas Cook for providing every entrant & the judges with a quality Thomas Cook Shirt
The Evans Family – Cattle Sponsor – Thankyou to the Evans Family
Pryde’s EasiFeeds – Produce Sponsor – Thankyou to Pryde’s who provide Product
TuffRock – Product – Thankyou to TuffRock providing vouchers
Australian Campdrafting Magazine – Thankyou to the Australia Campdrafting Magazine
Special thanks to: –
Paul Dooley & Penny Evans – Announcers.
Michelle – Scorer
Andrew Shulz, Gotfried Shutz, Hayden Whatham – Stockmen
Brenden Bailey & Josh Evans, Matthew Aspinal, Scott Lawrence – Gate & Assistance
Judges– Thank you
Callie James – Photography
Entrants – to all our entrants, thank you for your efforts and acceptance of our Invitation.
Great work & support from all involved.
- 1st – Wayne Murray & Kookaburra
- 2nd – Tony Mortimer & Little Abby
- 3rd – Grant Whatham & Jewel (owned by Brad Macnamara)
- Cut Out Winner – Scott Edwards & Elvis
2016 Results (please note that the 2017 Hunter Campdraft Cup was cancelled due to the weather conditions)
- 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.
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 .
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”|
|MR WAYNE MURRAY
MR CLIFF LYON
MR GRANT WHATHAM