700 ride at Powlett River


700 ride at Powlett River

On the tail: Peter Boddy from Yarram sat right behind his cow in the Open at the Powlett River campdraft.

WITH over 700 entries for the weekend, there was a 6.30am start both days at the Powlett River Campdraft at the weekend.
Local cattle (250 head) which were kindly donated by Jeff and Jenny Beveridge were walked in on Thursday afternoon, and for the Sunday Open there were some “resident bullocks” brought in from off the property of Alan and Leanne Mitchell.
The  balance came from long time donors, Max and Barb Jelbart, Greame, Mary Mabin with Mark and Leanne Garnham. This year we also had some excellent heifers from Narelle and Sheridan McLeod trucked in by local carrier Gavin Furness.
Campdrafting is a non-profit sport with profits going to local charities/or causes.
Powlett last year donated $1000 to the cancer appeal through the GCA, which raised over $12,000.
Without the generosity and trust of these people, who kindly lend their “living” really, of quality cattle for the event, none of this would be possible.
It is a huge ask, and a fantastic effort by people who are not personally involved in campdrafting themselves.
The weather was good  on Saturday, considering the rain that was had in some areas, with Sunday being perfect.
Catering for the weekend was done by the Dalyston Football Club and was well attended.
Contestants travelled from Casterton and Gazette in the western district, and Swan Reach in the east, and the judge for most of the events was Dean Rogers from Bega, with Darren Jewell doing a great job for the kids and Glen Park for the ladies.
Maiden: 1st Kelvin Park – Boondocs, equal 2nd Michael Smith – Junior and Jarrod Blackshaw – Rockafella, 4th Peter Boulton – Layla, 5th Darren Jewell – Noah, equal 6th Lisa Smith – Buster.
Novice: 1st Russell Lawrence – Derringer, 2nd Darcy Neal – Tara, equal 3rd Rod Jackson – Imogen and Ken Boulton – Max, 5th Darcy Neal – Willoughby, equal 6th Ken Boulton – Overtime and Stan Harris – Spins Audacity, equal 8th Jayne Jewell – Shaker, Ken Boulton – Alabi and Robert Lamb – C-That.
Saturday Open: 1st Matt Holz – Riverdance, 2nd Peter Boddy – Dreamin, 3rd Russell Lawrence – Paris, equal 4th Peter Boulton – Maggi and Ian Hengstberger – Preacherman, equal 6th Richard Clarke – Gossip, Tammy Goff – Destine, Ken Boulton – Overcast.
Sunday Open: 1st Lachie Bowman – Tassie, 2nd Richard Clarke – Gossip, 3rd Matt Holz – Archer, 4th Peter Boulton – Yakka, 5th Ken Boulton – Settler, 6th Geoff McInnes – Tactic.
Ladies: 1st Jenny Neave – Dan, 2nd Cindy Ryder – Shine, 3rd Jayne Jewell – Equity, 4th Bec Vuillerman – Ziggy, 5th Amy Brooker – Joe Beaver, 6th Bonnie Hiscock – Phoebe.
Kids 13 – U17: 1st Ethan Park – Flame, 2nd Jackson Pope – Red, 3rd Bonnie Hiscock – Patience, 4th Ethan Park – Mountain Man, 5th Shania Bentley – Smark Lil Annie, equal 6th Evan Hiscock – Magic Bar, Charlie Hengstberger – Moonshine.
Kids 8 – U13: 1st Chad Lawton – Armadeous, equal 2nd Rachel Boyce – Zac, Chad Lawton – Digger; 4th Jack Ventry – Jigsaw, equal 5th Georgia Goff – Opie, Charlie Goff – Crocket.

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