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    Dorrigo’s Horse Challenge and Indoor Camp Draft Voted a Winner!

    A highly successful Dorrigo Show Horse Challenge and Indoor Camp Draft drew competitors from all parts of the Northern Rivers and Lower New England.

    Dorrigo Plateau riders were joined by men and women from Kempsey, Macksville, Grafton, Tamworth and the Coast.
    Organisers said they were overwhelmed with the success of the two-day event and the standard of competition and horsemanship.
    Saturday events included Led and Ridden Classes for all breeds of horses, followed by the Horse Challenge.

    The Horse Challenge involves skill in riding to a set pattern, steering your horse through an obstacle course (walking over a bridge, going through a gate, over a jump, cracking a whip, just to name a few challenges) and a two-handed cutting event.

    Dorrigo Challenge winners on the day were: Junior’s: 1st Isabelle Cartmill, 2nd Brydi Fittock, 3rd Lacey Pitkin.
    Open winners were – 1st Shanlee Duckett, 2nd Heidi Gillett, 3rd Ash Barnett.

    Competitors offered votes of thanks to Laurie Darby for organising this event.

    A delicious camp oven dinner was served in a transformed Dairy Cattle Pavilion on Saturday night and enjoyed by all. Thank you to the Bar Staff.
    Sunday dawned with a buzz of excitement as competitors lined up to experience the first-ever indoor undercover camp draft in Dorrigo, sponsored by Elders Dorrigo.
    First competitor, committee member and Ebor grazier, Rob Perkins showed everyone how it was done with a blistering run and a score of 90, which was unbeaten on the day.
    Show Society President Sally Duckett, also a camp-draft enthusiast, coursed her beast fr a score of 80. Indoor camp drafting on a shortened course involves perfect timing and accurate horsemanship.

    Final results were Maiden: 1st – Rob Perkins, 2nd Steven Grace, 3rd Scott Beaumont. Highest cut-out prize went to Scott Beaumont.
    Open winners were 1st Elly Shipman, 2nd Rob Perkins, 3rd Casey Fahey.
    John Stanton, a veteran Campdrafter at the age of 90, from Macksville, won the cut- out prize.

    Sincere thanks were offered to camp draft Judges, Anthony Nelson and Jim Freeman.

    The Show Society acknowledged of its major sponsors of the camp draft, Elders Dorrigo, and
    All sponsors of the Horse Challenge, cattle donors, announcer, office ladies, yard workers, Judges, VRA first aid, Mike Thompson Cartage, and competitors who supported us and believed that this event could happen, and
    Special thanks to the Dorrigo Show Catering Committee for keeping everyone fed.
    A very enjoyable weekend was had by all.

    Maiden Winners

    Maiden Camp draft winners 2022Maiden Winners, L to R, Lachlan Gay (Announcer ), Sally Duckett (Show President), Anthony Nelson (Judge), 1st Rob Perkins, 2nd Steven Grace, 3rd Scott Beaumont, Cut-out winner Scott Beaumont

    Open Winners

    Open Camp draft winners 2022Open Winners, L to R, Lachlan Gay (Announcer), 1st Elly Shipman, 2nd Rob Perkins, 3rd Casey Fahey, 4th Paul Worland, Sally Duckett (Show President), Laurie Darby (Chief Steward) Cut-out winner John Stanton, Jim Freeman (Judge)

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