The Macleay Campdraft Club was established in 2013 to offer campdraft training days for anyone that wanted to watch, listen and learn the finer points of campdrafting.

Peter Henry, the founder of the club, wanted to offer riders a chance to have a run at campdrafting without the pressure of a competition and without the expense of travelling.

The club operated successfully for two years and offered riders an opportunity to work on their skills working cattle outside and on the mechanical cow with quality instructors and good facilities.

In 2016 several of the committees members started families of their own – must be something in the water – and the club was closed for the year.

But in 2017 the club is back and they held their first training day on November 18, which was very well supported by local riders and spectators.

The new committee is president Keith Hollis, vice president Peter Henry, secretary Jemma Mensink, treasurer Jodie Griffiths.

The committee includes Josh Ball, Ann Sant, Jayne Lawrence and Sheridan Wicks.

In other news

The Ashford Show has risen to the challenge and is primed to put on a fabulous campdraft spectacular in 2018.

They are gearing up for horse events including barrels, flags and bending as well as children’s and hack events.

The shearing is going to be a stellar event, as usual, with shearers coming from far and wide to compete for prestige and cash prizes.

Come camp on the banks of the beautiful Severn River and make a weekend of it on February 17 to 18.