Maclean Campdraft roars out of five year spell
THE Ensby family were some of the hundreds of people who felt the Maclean Campdraft came back with a bang after its five year spell.
Ric Ensby won the encouragement draft on Peppy, the same horse he rode to victory at the Big River Campdraft in May.
"My kids did most of the work on the horses, I just took the cream," Ric said.
Ric spent most of the weekend as announcer and his sons Cody and Jeremy warmed up his horse for him before his runs.
His sons Cody and Jeremy also did well in the juvenile draft.
Cody came second on Copper Top and Jeremy fifth on Silver.
"I was very proud of the boys, I had a bird's eye view from the commentators' box," Ric said.
Cody also won the bare-back cut out.
Maclean Campdraft assistant co-ordinator Bruce Green said they prioritised grounds safety.
"Competitors from all over NSW came and said the grounds were great," Green said. "And we had nothing but outstanding performances. The competitors were on cloud nine."
The Maclean Campdraft had 542 rider nominations and went through about 750 head of cattle.
Green thanked the sponsors, volunteers and the Lower Clarence Magpies for use of the grounds.
Meanwhile, the 'Davis Duo' failed to perform.
Mitchum Davis was the only rider to come off his horse after it stumbled over.
"Both horse and rider are okay," Mitchum assured.
Scott Davis scored 22 points coming out of the cut-out, but lost his beast around the second peg.