Campdraft is rounding up entrants
THE Mount Perry Rodeo Committee is busy planning its first two-day campdraft of the year.
The event will be held on the weekend of March 13 and 14, and there has been plenty of support from local graziers who will lend more than 950 head of cattle for the eight-event program.
The majority of the cattle will be driven by volunteers from properties in the Rosslyn/Eastern Creek Area, on the Monto-Mount Perry Road to the showgrounds.
The camp draft is affiliated with the Australian Campdraft Association and will start each morning at 6.30am.
The committee, following its 2009 Rodeo and Campdraft, decided to hold campdraft events on a different weekend to the rodeo events, and will discuss a date for the 2010 Mount Perry Rodeo at a future meeting.
The redesign of the campdraft arena fence, being undertaken by volunteers, will allow a better course to be set for competitors to display their skills in Australia’s own horse sport of campdrafting.
The North Burnett Regional Council is upgrading the water outlets around the grounds for competitors, and the canteen area is being upgraded by the Mount Perry Show Society.
Based on the interest shown and the entries received so far, nominations may close prior to March 5, so entrants should nominate quickly.
Refreshments including breakfast each morning will be available, with a licensed bar operating throughout the day.
Following the completion of the campdraft events on Saturday, patrons can enjoy a meal and DJ music until late with amusement rides for all ages operating throughout the day.
Hot showers and free non-powered camping are available.
Group president Peter Wallace said he hoped to see plenty of spectators at the event, with admission to the grounds being free.
There are plenty of cash and trophy prizes to be won.
Entries must be submitted by Friday.
For information, contact club secretary Greg Wallace on 4156 3282 or 0427 563 282.