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Champagne Campdraft – Jambin, September 2016

September 17 - September 18

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 17 of September, happening 5 times

Jambin Recreation Reserve
Burnett Highway, Jambin
Free onsite camping, unlimited unpowered sites.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/461933430564850

About the Campdrafts

There are few things more exciting than a good campdraft and the Banana regions stages 7. The campdraft event calendar runs from April through to the end of September. Held on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd weekend of the month. For more details, check the Facebook and event links provided.

Show of speed and skill

Distinctively Australian, campdrafts are a ritual of the drover, harking back to the mid-1880s and passed down through generations.

Hard, fast and unforgiving, good natured gamesmanship between mates around the campfire sparked the now furious campdraft national competition that honours the elite in mustering and drafting skills.

Held in townships large and small right across the country, the heats are a crowd favourite as riders and their horses pitch their skills against man, beast and clock.

Not a sport for the faint hearted, you have to have plenty of bull dust in your veins to want to try your chances at a title. But stock men, women and children still line up to do just that.

Balance, timing and strength are on full show as riders cut one bull, steer or stag away from the herd and guide them into the camp (arena). Suddenly, everything happens at whip cracking speed, horse and rider with only seconds to guide the animal through a course and figure eights and then through the gates (flags).

Held at showgrounds and recreation reserves, onsite catering and camping are available throughout the meets.

 

Details

Start:
September 17
End:
September 18
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/461933430564850/

Venue

Jambin Recreation Reserve
Burnett Highway
Jambin, 4702 Australia

Organizer

Danielle Sharpe
Phone:
0407 550 288

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