Very exciting news for the Future Stars Series with Trevor Scott coming on board as Major Prize Sponsors, along with Wally Rea, Frankfield Stockhorses and of course, Steel Supplies Charters Towers!
Trevor and Deb love to see competitors doing well and suggested the saddle go to a Non-pro rider, which was a great idea!
Also, as they like to see young horses not being pushed too hard, they also wanted the saddle to go to a horse that had only competed in Futurities and not started in other drafts.
Big thanks to Trevor and Deb from Trevor Scott Saddles and the Monto Stockman's Store for their support - check out their website here http://www.montostockmansstore.com/. They will also be at Moura on the weekend with their trade stall
Local committee man Dean Warren, winner of the Open draft at Dalby riding Georgie, the 11 year old novice mare by Conman, smiling after his win and still working the backyards for the ladies!
Thanks to Telbingo for the wonderful line of santas for the afternoon!
Always great seeing local committee members doing well - and Leah Chicken, who placed 8th
The bridle, pictured with Lynette Dollard, was made by Neil Walker, Crowfells Julia Creek, and donated by Dalby local, Ted Toovey in the Maiden Final at Dalby, wins the highest scoring Local rider!
Congrats to Dennis Jones finishing 1-2!!
We're proud to announced we've nabbed one of the limited spots for Sponsorship of the 2015/16 One Moore Daddy Champion Rookie Horse!
Big thanks to Mac & Gayle Shann for their Major sponsorship for the year long series run by the ACA!
Its for horses that haven't started in a campdraft, prior to ACA's April 1st of the competition year, excluding Futurities, Juniors, Juveniles and Encouragements. Perfect for the Futurity horses in their follow up year.
It only costs $550 to sponsor so contact the ACA at www.campdraft.com.au to secure yours or your syndicate's spot!
CONGRATS TO OPEN COW HORSE WINNER LEAH READ!
Amazing and a spectacular site last night last with the Open Cow Horse challenge back on the menu at Monto Silver Buckle Challenges and Draft
There were big spins and even bigger stops down the fence and when cow horse is good, it's awesome as it was last night!
Thanks to Kevin and Naomi Purcell from 7Horses and part of the committee, who instigated putting the event back on! I'm sure there will be more of them on soon
And to top it off, Kevin and Little Biddy Acres win the Most Versatile Cow Horse - best aggregate across the Open Draft and Open Challenge with a 232.5!
Huge thanks to all cattle donors for the weekend!!!
Big thanks of course to Barry Bleys, Maree Hampson, Jo Cook, Stacey-lee Hyland, Paul, Wendy and Tom "Campdraft Central" Pownall for doing all the computer work for us, Tim Hutton and Alan Penney in the back yards, Lindsay and Hanna Penney for the great One Time Player service fee to all mares in the open final, Kerry Habermann and the ladies cooking (bless your soul Kerry for enduring that boy of yours...), Jason Cook for donating the tractor, Ken May for donating the Thomas Manufacturing drag, Corey Cowan for announcing, and Gavin Byrne for calling the Bareback last night. Always entertaining!
Also, to Jon Templeton and Hazlewood Conduct, congrats on your Classic win and to Trevor Scott Saddles for the major prize - the $3,950 saddle!
Awesome weekend and a real jewel on the circuit - thanks again to all involved in a stunning event!
Run another one next weekend - I'll be here!!
Thanks to Regan & Katherine Lyons, from Top Gun Horse Training, for letting me show Windstorm Little Ted in the Rookies today at Monto Silver Buckle
I picked up Ted, the kind 4 year old gelding up two weeks ago, had a lap out at Clermont and whilst the run today wasn't the best (my 2nd challenge run ever), he's taught me just how different it is to ride a sensitive and responsive horse who's willing to please.
Ted is currently for sale and you can contact Katherine on 0458 245 689 for more info.
Katherine has been training me over the past 3 months and without her help and guidance, I wouldn't have had the confidence to show my horse, let alone her horse! Thanks mate and so happy with Lucy under your care for next season.
They've just re-branded their logo so checkout their Facebook page!
For its inaugural year back, after a long hiatus, Suzy Logan, the Hacons and the rest of their committee were blown away by the response receive with over 1,200 first round runs, even with 10 first round runs (exclude Restricted Open)
They've implemented 2 runs per horse and thanks to the offer of more cattle from their most generous cattle donors, they've managed to get everyone inuzy Logan, the Hacons and the rest of their committee were blown away by the response receive with over 1,200 first round runs, even with 10 first round runs (exclude Restricted Open)
Those who need to take some horses back to two runs, please follow the link on your email and reduce them (note, it ACA rule excludes the ladies and the juvenile from the 2 runs)
Great to see a fantastic draft back on the circuit and its certainly going to make a few challenge competitors travelling to the 'Curry here at Monto this weekend, very happy!
For those who missed the story, here's the link on ABC IView
Truly amazing and inspiring, I feel honoured to know them both
We're super excited that Peter & Carolyn Doonan from Steel Supplies Charters Towers, and the owner's of the wonderful little 3 year old mare PINK that came 3rd in this years series, are joining Frankfield Stockhorses, Wally Rea and ourselves as the 4th and Final major sponsors for the 2015/16 series!
Peter & Carolyn sponsors over $30,000 annually to the campdrafting community and are extremely passionate about young horses, as are we!
Thanks again to Steel Supplies Charters Towers for coming on board which looks like to be an exciting 12 months of watching our Future Stars perform in drafts Australia Wide!
Nebo - 25-28th June
Comet Local Draft & Challenge
Mt Isa - 3-5th July
Moura - 3-5th July
Twin Hills - 3-5th July
Paradise Lagoons - 15-19th July