SLICK COMPETITOR: Oscar Plunkett Phelps competing in the Kangaroo Creek Coutts Crossing Charity Sports Club Junior Rodeo and Campdraft barrel race.
SLICK COMPETITOR: Oscar Plunkett Phelps competing in the Kangaroo Creek Coutts Crossing Charity Sports Club Junior Rodeo and Campdraft barrel race. Debrah Novak

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



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