All about the kids junior rodeo and campdraft
CAMPDRAFT/RODEO: The Coutts Crossing Junior Rodeo and Campdraft was all about the kids last Saturday, with junior riders coming from across the state to take part in the event.
Now in its 62nd year, organiser Don Bowles said the timing of the event to fall in the school holidays this year meant crowd and competitor numbers were strong.
"It was a great day, the standard of riding was very good and we had a good roll-up," he said.
"Some of the riders came from as far away as Wagga Wagga, we had some from Kyogle and Kempsey, as well as all the local riders too."
Bowles said one family from Kyogle told him the event was something they looked forward to every year.
"It's a junior rodeo and campdraft so it gives the kids a good chance to get involved and have a few runs," he said.
"At some of the bigger campdrafts at South Grafton and Maclean, the juniors might only get one run because they have to get through them and then on to the adults. Here the kids can have five or six runs in the same event on different horses.
"It gives them confidence, and it's a good safe ground for the kids so they can can all take part and have fun."
Mick Bowles Memorial Junior Draft
1st Oscar Phelps riding Chelsea
Equal 2nd/3rd Tom Porter riding Karley and Oscar Phelps riding Emily
Equal 4th/5th Emma Rodgers riding Flirt, Mackenzie Berkley riding Tasha and Molly Cave riding Playmate
Stan Burley Memorial Juvenile Draft
1st Billy Porter riding Que
2nd Nick Cave riding Impact
3rd Luke Barns riding Sweetheart
4th Billy Porter riding Docs Girl
Equal 5th Jamie Elliot riding Barbie and Tyler Berkley riding CJ
Maiden Draft - Final
1st Darcy Argue riding Blue Steel
2nd Sam Watters riding Madeline
3rd John Townsend
4th Laurie Argue
5th Gareth McLennan
Barry Rogan Memorial Novice Draft - Final
1st Greg Hnery riding Soda
2nd Jack Moloney riding Llyod
3rd Leisa Hebblewhite riding Scarlett
4th Laurie Argue riding One Moore Gem
5th Scott Beaumont riding Denver