Skipton & District Campdraft Club Incorporated
22nd Annual Campdraft 13th â€“ 14th April 2019
The Skipton and District Campdraft Club organise a community, not-for-profit campdrafting event annually at the Bradvale Recreation Reserve, attracting over 200 competitors from southern Australia. Campdrafting is an equine sport which encourages the whole family to be involved. We operate within the Southern Campdrafting Association (SCA), which currently has over 1,400 members and growing by an average rate of 17% per year. This annual event fully caters for competitors to participate in the uniquely Australian horse sport of campdrafting, which has been in existence since the 19th century. Campdrafting is currently one of the fastest growing horse events in Australia, attracting riders to test their horse-riding and stock-handling skills against each other and the cattle. Campdrafters range from amateur to professionals, beginning at 8 years of age, with some tough souls still competing in their 80â€™s, making it a true family event. The Club supports the local community by bringing people to the area and raising funds for local schools, CFA branches and hospitals. In 2018, the Skipton and District Campdraft Club raised in excess of $1,000 which was donated to the South West Fire relief. We also reinvested into the ongoing maintenance and improvements of our home ground, the Bradvale Recreation Reserve. The Bradvale Recreation Reserve is a community facility used by locals throughout the year and by our campdraft club to not only to run annual campdrafting events, but to host clinics and club days to further help those involved in our sport. These facilities are becoming fewer and further apart and without support and attention are lost for the local communities. The Skipton & District Campdraft Club provide an opportunity for businesses to become involved, to help grow and support not only the annual event but the surrounding communities. Through sponsorship, businesses can receive advertising throughout the weekend, as well as on-going publicity via the SCA magazine and our own public Facebook page. A typical campdraft event program consists of a variety of events ranging from Juniors, 8 years and under 13; Juveniles, 13 and under 17 years; Ladies; Maiden; Novice and Encouragement events for 17 years and above (especially catering for those members who have not won a Ladies, Maiden, Novice or Open events), and the elite of our sport compete in the Open Draft. Places are awarded to the top 6 competitors in each of these events. We welcome attendance and involvement from all our sponsors and the community over the weekend, as competitors, or just for a great day out.
2019 Skipton Campdraft Sponsors Major Sponsor Real Estate Home Loans 2019 Skipton & District Campdraft and Open for Open Event Sponsor
Exclusive Event Sponsors Ballarat Isuzu - Maiden Event Prydes EasiFeed - Novice Event Hewitt & Whitty Saddlery - Encouragement Event Spencer Family sponsoring the Les Hatfield Memorial Open GJ Whips - Junior Event Rustle Up Equine - Juvenile Event Rip Roarinâ€™ - Ladies Event
Community Sponsors A1 Trees
Pro Shod Farrier Service
Sulky Gully Saddlery
Equine Pure Golden Plains Equine Veterinary
Summerwood Stockhorses & Romagnola Cattle
Timber Time Pty Ltd
Total Toilet Hire
Western Insurance Brokers
Mount Kew Quarter Horses
Major Sponsor Real Estate Home Loans are the Major Sponsors of the 2019 Skipton & District Campdraft Annual Event and event sponsors of the 2019 Open for Open Event
Real Estate Home Loans was born from the desire to provide the best level of service, one that provides more than just a loan; it gives you a real education in borrowing money. 19 years ago that idea became a reality when Real Estate Home Loans opened for business. From those humble beginnings Real Estate Home Loans has become one of the most respected Mortgage Broking organisations in Australia. The Skipton & District Campdraft Club would like to thank Paul Ballinger, Director of Real Estate Home Loans, for his generous support of the 2019 Annual Draft and welcome him and his family to our club. Catch up with Paul during the weekend for some info, or just a chat.
Exclusive Event Sponsors
Ballarat Isuzu are exclusive industry sponsors of the 2019 Maiden Event Go your own way with Isuzu UTE. Discover the award winning Isuzu D-MAX ute and the spacious 7-seat MU-X SUV range that provide options for everyone wanting a vehicle for work, play and everything in-between. Both the D-MAX and MU-X come in a range of both 4x4 and 4x2 models and every vehicle we build comes standard with Isuzu's exclusive 3.0L turbo diesel – a high-tech, fuel-efficient engine that delivers outstanding torque and power. Fuel your sense of adventure today. Located in Wendouree, Ballarat, Isuzu UTE are your light commercial specialists and will assist you with finding the right model for your needs. Skipton Campdraft thank Ballarat Isuzu for their generous sponsorship, check out their display vehicles at the Draft this weekend – and be sure to pay their showroom a visit.
Rustle Up Equine are sponsors of the 2019 Juvenile Event Rustle Up Equine has quality Aussie made rope halters, adult hoodies, tees, work shirts as well as a new range of Rustle Up Kids clothing! We thank Sally Bedggood for their generous donation to this year’s Draft and support of the Juvenile event. Catch up with Sal during the Draft to see some of the fabulous items – or via their Facebook page.
Exclusive Event Sponsors
GJ Whips are sponsors of the 2019 Junior Event The Skipton Campdraft Club thank GJ Whips for their support of the 2019 Junior Event. Check out their Facebook page or website to see some of their beautiful hand made Red Hide and Rope Whips, as well as plaited hand grip neck laces in an array of colours.
Hewitt & Whitty Saddlery are sponsors of the 2019 Encouragement Event Skipton Campdraft thank Michael, Tegan and staff for their generous support of the 2019 Encouragement Event. For over 80 years, Hewitt & Whitty have been supplying the surrounding regions with all their farming and agricultural needs. This weekend marks the 1st birthday of the opening of the Hewitt & Whitty Ballarat Saddlery store. The Saddlery offers a range of quality equestrian products, stocking a wide range of R.M. Williams, Ariat, Harcour, Bogs, Driza-Bone, Gallagher, Waratah and Norton Yards & Panels products. Make sure you visit the store to see their great array of Campdrafting stock.
The 2019 Les Hatfield Memorial Open is proudly sponsored by the Spencer Family. Jane & Michael, and John Spencer, all Life Members of the Skipton & District Campdraft Club continue to sponsor the Les Hatfield Open, retaining its Legacy since commencing in 2002. Have a look at the beautiful trophy in the Hall listing the previous winners of this Open Event.
Exclusive Event Sponsors
Pryde’s EasiFeed are exclusive industry sponsors of the 2019 Novice Event Nearly 30 years down the track, Pryde’s EasiFeed continues to stand as a proud Australian family business, producing extruded cubes, sweet feeds and pellets dedicated to equine. We personally thank Sammy Kilgour, Regional Sales Manager of Pryde’s EasiFeed for continued support of the Skipton & District Campdraft Club.
Rip Roarin’ are sponsors of the 2019 Ladies Event We send huge thanks to Jo Clarke of Rip Roarin’ PVC bags and products for their support of the 2019 Ladies Event, providing unique, and very useful prizes. Personalisation of horse, stud, or family products are their speciality - collect and coordinate your gear in your own colours and designs! with a durable and stylish product.
2019 Overall Highest Points ASH horse award Sponsored by Bushdrift Stockhorses, Henzen Family 2019 Overall Highest Points AQHA horse award Sponsored by Mount Kew Quarter Horse, Hudson Family 2019 Top Cut (on Saturday) award Sponsored by Pro Shod Farrier Service
BRIAN HADDOW - JILL HUDSON - ROWE FAMILY SUMMERWOOD STOCKHORSES & ROMAGNOLA CATTLE BINGHAM AGRICULTURE - MILLER FAMILY - WEATHERLY ANGUS
Community Sponsors A1 Tree Solutions – Paul Nester has generously contributed his time and expertise on several occasions in the lead up to our Annual Draft – the Skipton Committee send their personal thanks to him. Bingham Agriculture – shout out for providing the large square bales as viewing platforms and for providing feed for the cattle. Brian Haddow doesn’t like being mentioned, however we’d like to thank him for supplying prizes for the Draft this year. Buffalo Gus – Nikki, James and Angus Edgar are well-known in our zone, not only for their campdraft ability and competition presence, but for their generous contributions at Drafts. The Skipton Club thank you, and Buffalo Gus. Equine Pure Delights - the NEW premium horse treat made right here in Australia! With natures best ingredients, they're suitable for all horse breeds & ages. We thank the Dandenong South team for their donation to the 2019 Skipton Campdraft. Golden Plains Equine Veterinary again support this year’s Draft; we send thanks to them. The local practice has a mission to provide the best possible veterinary care for your family pets when you need it – visit their website or Facebook for service details – highly recommended by some of our local drafters. Indalia Designs offers fashion jewellery at a very affordable price, with latest trends sourced from all around the world. Catch up with Elise Steenhuis during the weekend to see some of her beautiful stock – or visit her fabulous Facebook page. Jill Hudson - For those of you who have been coming to our Draft in recent years, you’ll be familiar with Jill’s craftmanship, donating spectacular handmade quilts for our raffles – she once again has produced an amazing example for this year, as well as a wall hanging for the Ladies event. Miller Family - Mish Miller has made some beautiful timber work for Ladies prize pool – thank you for your contribution to this year’s draft. Thanks goes to Tony Donovan and Anne McLean of Summerwood Stockhorses and Romagnola Cattle for providing prize donations to this year’s Draft. Rowe Family – many thanks to Nicole and her parents for their generous support of the Club, donating prizes for the events.
Community Sponsors MultiCube Stockfeeds is a supplier of Premium Compressed Hay Products, including Hay Cubes and Pressed Hay to the equine and livestock industries. Skipton Campdraft would like to thank Dr Sabine Ware and MultiCube Stockfeeds for their generous donation to this years Draft. OsteoBalance - Thanks go to Dr Erin Tout and her team at OsteoBalance for their contribution towards the 2019 Skipton Campdraft. Osteopathy is a manual therapy aimed at treating musculoskeletal complaints, including low back, neck and shoulder, hip and knee pain; headaches and jaw pain; Sciatica and Sports injuries. The experienced therapists at the Ballarat Clinic aim to give the best results to aid tissue healing and get you back to what you enjoy doing the most – work, rest and of course campdrafting! You don’t need a referral to visit an osteopath, give the clinic a call on 5339 4594 or online booking is available 24/7 at www.osteobalance.com.au Pro Shod Farrier Service - Paul Welch has once again generously supported the Skipton Campdraft with prizes allocated throughout the weekend, including top cut out on Saturday. Thank you Paul and Leah and family. Sulky Gully Saddlery has been a long time sponsor and supporter of the Skipton & District Campdraft. You will see plenty of examples of beautiful craftsmanship about the Draft. Based just outside Ballarat, Ian and Sheryl Burnett are here with their stand all weekend, make sure you head over to say g’day and get in some retail therapy. We acknowledge Timber Time Pty Ltd. - Jeff Sykes who has been a long-time contributor to the Skipton Club, we thank him for his significant donation to the 2019 Campdraft. Total Toilet Hire – The Skipton Committee thank Thomas Frame and his team at Total Toilet Hire for providing us with our facilities this weekend. Western Insurance Brokers have been in the community for over 30 years, protecting the people and things that you value most. Their business is based on building strong and trusting relationships. The Skipton Campdraft thanks Belinda Smith for contributing to the 2019 Draft. Give Belinda a call on 5331 1266 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your business, rural or personal insurance enquiry. Weatherly Angus will be personally acknowledging the hard work that the back yardman make during the Draft, allocating a “most deserved” to a volunteer this weekend. The Skipton Campdraft Committee would like to thank the Weatherly Family for their support.
Thank you… Judges Thanks to all of our Judges for the weekend; Peter Stevenson - Maiden One Peter Stevenson - Maiden Two Peter Stevenson - Ladies Travis Crosser - Encouragement Peter Ferguson - Junior Peter Ferguson - Juvenile Peter Ferguson - Opens and Novice Cattle Donors We would like to thank our cattle donors for trusting us with the care of their valuable stock, and remind all competitors to take all care in looking after their welfare. As we all know a Draft cannot be run without cattle! Cattle for the weekend have been generously provided by; Jock & Cheryl McMahon Tony Levin Damien Teal Ted Conheady Neil Dickson Cattle Carrier Thanks goes to our cattle carrier, Luke McLennan First Aid A big shout out to Ian Charles in the First Aid tent – thanks for joining our Club Community again this year – it’s nice to know you are there for us, and hopefully not called upon during the weekend. Water Cartage The Skipton Club thanks Kathryn Prendergast for carting the stock water for the weekend. * Please use sparingly, ie. No washing of horses. Volunteers Thank you to everyone who has been in a back yard, front gate, side gate, cleaning, assisting and message running. These jobs are so important – we appreciate your help!
Special Mentions Bradvale Hall Committee, in particular Scott Barr, Tim Gardiner and other Committee members for their assistance throughout the year. The Hall Committee are serving breakfast each morning – please pop across and support them. - Egg & Bacon muffins and orange juice available between 6.30am – 9.30am Dinner - The Skipton Primary School will be catering the Saturday evening meal - Adults $25 for Roast main & dessert - Kids $12.50 Harold Boots, for their continued support to the SCA and local Drafts in the Victorian zone by providing prizes for our Events this weekend. Harold Boots provide 3 pairs of quality boots to every Draft in the SCA zone – call in and see Ian at Sulky Gully who’s our local stockist. Canteen - Cheryl McMahon, for her invaluable support of the Skipton Campdraft Club and the amazing effort in the organising the canteen during the weekend. Call in, say G’day and get yourself some lunch from Cheryl at the Campdraft Canteen near the spectator’s area. If you are after a ‘real’ barista style coffee, pop over and see Libby and Amanda in their 3M Catering caravan, “Bonny Petite” for a fresh brew – take your keep-sake mug with you! The Campdraft Bar is open Saturday afternoon from 1pm, through to 11pm. Call in and say g’day to Nicole Rowe, Kim Blanch and Jaclyn Crick to purchase a beverage and support our Club. Entertainment - Saturday night, we welcome Paul Ballinger, of Real Estate Home Loans, not only as major sponsor of the 2019 Draft, but as epic bass guitarist with his band “The Not Dead Yet”. He and his 6 piece band will entertain us from the Ballarat Isuzu Flat-bed stage this evening. Raffle - Get yourself in the draw to win some amazing prizes. Tickets are $2 each, or 3 for $5 and can be purchased from the Campdraft Bar. Photographers - We are fortunate this year to have two experienced photographers taking photo’s of the weekend competition – Chris Esh and Heather Vile will post their albums on the Skipton Facebook page in the coming week, where pics can be ordered directly from them.