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This year the Chinchilla Grandfather Clock Campdraft will run from Tuesday 17th October through to Saturday 21st October 2023

Over 5 days of drafting, spectators will witness some of the best horse and rider combinations in Australia compete. From 12pm Saturday, the event will conclude with finals of the Restricted Open, Maiden/Novice Rider & Horse, the Novice Draft, the Grandmother Clock Ladies Draft, and the Grandfather Clock Draft.  Presentations will follow immediately after. Competitors and spectators will then be able to celebrate at the bar Saturday evening.

Thursday Evening sees the inclusion of a new event to the program - the "Laucke Mills" Dog Jump Competiton.

Friday Evening will see the final of the popluar "Saddled Cut Out" event, followed by live entertainment at the bar until late in the evening.

The Committee would like to extend their gratitude and thank all of the 2023 Sponsors and Cattle Donors for their continued support of Chinchilla Grandfather Clock Campdraft.


Campdrafting is a sport that evolved from Australian stockmen who moved mobs of cattle aswell as ‘cut out’ selected animals as needed for branding, relocating, etc.

The competitor must select (cut out) a steer from a group in the yards. The selected steer must be blocked and turned by the competitor several times to show their ability to control the animal before calling for the gates to be opened.

The rider must then draft the steer around the pegs and through the gate to gain a maximum of 100 points (26 cutout / 70 horsework / 4 course).

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