Drafted and dusted…
Despite the extreme dry weather that this part of the world is experiencing at the moment – with our shire now part of the 80% of Queensland that is officially drought declared – one of our teeny local towns managed to host a campdraft this weekend.
What an amazing effort – rewarded by a veritible stampede of campdrafters from all over descending on the sportsground for two days.
There was barely room for spectators’ cars on the crispy dry surrounds of the arena!So many drafts have been called off due to farmers being unable to provide strong stock for the events. This draft was lucky to have donors step up and offer some great cattle.
And despite swallowing a significant amount of dust, hundreds of competitors enthusiastically took part on lots of glorious horses.
Mr Incredible competed, but I managed to miss all his runs. I have a thing where I think I jinx him with my camera – he got an 86 after I left yesterday, then no score when I wasn‘t there in today’s final. Superstition busted. Never mind.
Violet and Dash both rode in the Junior Draft and (as usual) I took very few pics of them – I was too busy being a nervous Mum on the sidelines. Both did well, although out of a place.Violet was as detirmined as ever…
It’s back to working on our drought management efforts tomorrow – but it sure was nice to catch up with friends and watch some great riding with our family.
Eating the dust was definitely worth it!