We've released new features into the ACA Standings & Recent Results!
For almost 3 years now, Sue Waldron, the ever impressive Points guru officer at the ACA, has been entering points information into the new Points feature of the database and website we designed.
Sue has been the driving factor for us getting the programming right for what the ACA needs to run their awards and a huge thanks for all your help Sue!
Also, her meticulous approach to her job has ensured that not only did 2014/15 points season run smoothly, that the information for the past 2 and a bit years is incredibly accurate.
Now you can now click on a registered horse in the Standings and Recent Results of the website to view its history for the past 2 and a bit ACA years.
We'll be releasing Rider info soon as well so stay tuned!
After the simply best couple of weeks of my life at the fantastic Paradise Lagoons Campdraft recently, its nice to be at home for a stop. Looking forward to Clarke Creek and Dirranbandi, at the end of the month, with both programs available now on our website
Big hats off to the committee, workers & volunteers (here goes in one breath)
* Cameron McIntyre
* Tom & Sherri Acton
* Evan Acton
* Kylie Madden-Sardinha
* Kailan Augustine (move your car Kailan!!)
* Fiona Barlow (and Lindsay you champ!)
* Geoff & Marg McCartney
* Margaret Olive
* Peter & Jane Hughes
* Phil Conaghan
* Tory & Damo Kenny
* Hutto and Hayley
* Richard Brosnon
* Ian Lovegrove
* Rob Lovegrove
* Bill & Christine Matton and Nadine
* Travis Ritter & Wayne
* Jason Lindley
* Linda and Steff
* Rick Ouston & Col Ouston
* Peter Hunt & Ian
* Wally, Wendy, Justin McDonald
* Ellie, Jess, Mollie and the rest of the Acton ringers
* Brian from Croydon
* Jason Philp & Tony Prentice
* Trevor Shelley, Tony Ward, Carol Ross, Lorna Fanning, Warren Holzwart
* Neil and Sue Walker
* Richard Luck & Ma Hornery
* Shayne and the Hornery Group
* Em & Andrew from Wild Colt Productions
* Sandy McCartney and his mustering crew
* Rob Acton & The Moray Crew
* Jett Graham
* Allen Wallen and the QATC Crew from Emerald
* Deanna Cini & Alison Scobi
* Greg Wallace and his team of pencillors
* Peter Hall and the numerous other front gate men for the week working 160+ combined man hours swinging
* Plus the countless others I've forgotten but it was worth the risk....
I've never been involved in something so big running so easy - the sense of ownership everyone had in their jobs was truly astounding and nothing was too hard for anyone.
Cameron McIntyre never ceases to amaze me in how he handles people. You're one of the best Cam - thanks!
Campdrafting is an amazing community and everyday I feel privileged to be part of it. Paradise Lagoons is the absolute pinnacle of all the great and wonderful things this sport has to offer and it was truly wonderful to play a very small part in making it a huge success!
Lastly, thank you wife. Thank you. Nice to see you again....
Bring on 2016!!
Proserpine has new restrictions to fit more people in but there still is a substantial wait list unfortunately
The new restrictions are:
8 Run Limit per person.
Those nominated in the Juvenile and open age events have automatically been removed from the open age events
No encouragement riders in the Open (noms have been automatically removed)
Like most drafts this year, Moranbah have been inundated with nominations.
In addition to their 8 first round run restriction, they have also applied the 2 runs per horse rule, excluding the Ladies and the Juvenile.
Competitors have been emailed and unfortunately, there is a substantial wait list
Joshua Smith - without doubt, one of the best horse - and people - trainers about.
Not only does he win his first Cloncurry Challenge but wins it on his brother in laws, Kim Huxley, bay gelding Mr Freckles Chic.
Kimbo has worked his guts out under Josh and Dave for the last couple of years and Cloncurry was the first time Josh showed the young fella.
Its a real credit to you, Kim, the training you put into him for Josh to win the be all and end all of all things performance horse. Sucks you had to work mate
And to back it up, Josh places 2nd, only 1.5 points behind, on his corker colt Reys Dual Oak.
But to squeeze one more little cherry into this dynamic duo, Josh is the President of our little Rush show and Kim is the vice.
Congratulationsagain fellas - look forward to basking in your glory for a bit at the bar at the big show next week! Very, very proud!
Kim Huxley and Mr Freckles Chic at HOTN
Josh and Reys Dual Oak at HOTN
The Kununurra Committee would like to apologise for confusion around the application of the cattle levy for this year’s campdraft.
Due to the increased costs of carting cattle to our draft this year, we have to apply a cattle levy or their will be no campdraft.
The levy of up to $15 per nomination has been applied as per our statement on our campdraft program.
Unfortunately the program and nomination page did not make the total cost to competitors clear. All competitors will receive an updated invoice through Campdraft Central to include this cattle levy in their nominations.
All the above is in line with ACA guidelines although I apologies for the confusing manner in which it has been applied.
We will be doing our upmost to provide a high quality event for the whole family to enjoy and we hope you will come and join us.
Kununurra Bushmans Rodeo Association
Its on for young and old now!!
Click here for the Paradise Lagoons Timing of Events 2015
In recognition of Mel's most generous support of the Horse of the North, the Rocky Rush, our Future Star Series, Paradise Lagoons and a swag of other equestrian events she supports, we're helping her run H&H's "Where's Mollie?" promo next week!
Check her out the H&H Facebook page here to keep you eye out for the clues! http://www.facebook.com/hitchleyharrow
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!
Proserpine - 8-9th Aug
Blue Mountain- 14-16th Aug
Borroloola - 14-15th Aug
Clark Creek - 21-23rd Aug
Dirranbandi - 28th-30th Aug
Noms open 10th Aug 12NOON
Click here for program
Richmond - 4th-6th Sept
Noms open 17th Aug 8AM
Click here for program