US National Campdraft Association is committed to bringing and promoting the sport of campdrafting to the United States and North America.
Campdrafting involves a mounted rider riding into a "camp" (corral or yard) which has six to eight head of cattle in it. The rider (cuts out) one steer or heifer from the cattle in the camp and brings that beast to the front of the camp and block and turns that beast at least two or three times to prove to the judge that they have the beast under control. The rider then calls for the gates to be opened. The cut out is worth a total of 26 points.
The rider then proceeds to draft (work) the beast around a figure of eight course in a larger arena.
Generally the course is set to the left and once the beast has gone around the left peg, it must then be drafted around a peg on the right.
Once that is completed, the rider then guides the steer through the "gate" which is two pegs placed apart. Once gated, the campdraft is complete and the rider can be awarded up to a total of 100 points. Points are awarded for horsemanship and control of the beast…. within set time limits (usually 45-47 seconds).
Posted by Eddy, Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 @ 11:39am
Australia’s own sport of Campdrafting is about to be launched in America, all very exciting, what started from an enquiry just five months ago by Mary Harris owner of Kiowa and Elizabeth Feeds in the US has seen the First ever US National Campdrafting Association being formed, with the assistance and advice of the National Campdraft Council of Australia and Southern Campdrafting Association Office.
America’s First Campdraft will be held August 25th 2013 at Elbert County Fairgrounds Kiowa, Colorado, two well know Australians, Steven Hart and Pete Comiskey will be heading over to hold the Campdraft Clinic on the 23-24 and the Competition on the 25th.
Vice President of the NCCA. Mr Stephen Baxter said, this is a big event and will attract people from all over the Country and we are sure our very popular Sport of Campdrafting will be well received by all who attend.