WILD weather has brought many Upper Hunter campdrafts unstuck this year.
Bunnan’s event is the latest to be postponed, while fingers are crossed for Aberdeen’s edition this weekend.
It also proved to be second time lucky for Merriwa earlier this month as its two-day program finally went ahead.
Hundreds of riders converged on Merriwa Showground for the annual event, with $800 being raised in a charity auction for local mental health foundation ‘Where There’s A Will’.
President Roger Moore said he was pleased with how the campdraft panned out.
“We were very lucky to complete our two-day program, the wet weather has caused the cancellation of many drafts in the Hunter Zone this season,” he said.
“The weekend was a great success thanks to our cattle donors, hardworking committee, and the competitors.”
Finals results (in order of rider, horse, points):
Merriwa RSL Club & Osmond Pump & Water Solutions Encouragement draft:
Final: 1st: Anastasia Martin, Charm, 103. 2nd: Georgia Cameron, McQueen, 95. 3rd: David Badior, Fame, 83. 4th: Clarrie Swift, Shantano, 82. 5th: Tom Duggan, Pistol, 106.
Merriwa IGA Maiden A draft:
Final: 1st: Luke Clarke, Tess, 169. 2nd Marcus Hadley, Amy, 164. 3rd: Sarah Finlayson, Finno’s Bailey, 163. 4th: Anastasia Martin, Charm, 108. 5th: Gav White, Secret, 106. 5th: Michael Rapley, Catalax, 106.
Royal Hotel Merriwa Maiden B draft:
Final: 1st: John Hardie, Shifter, 171. 2nd: Gav White, Repeat, 170. 3rd: Josh Barnett, Opal, 163. 4th: Megan Rogan, Snobby, 162. 5th: Jeremy Metcalf, Duet, 110.
Coolie Angus Novice draft:
Final: 1st: John Hardie, Shifter, 264. 2nd: Wade Miles, Giddy Up, 204. 3rd: Wade Miles, Expression, 180. 4, 5 and 6: Denny Farley Tabasco 179. 4, 5 and 6: Adam Sadler, Raven Acres, 179. 4, 5 & 6: Allan Young, Liberty Midnight Rain, 179.
RM Williams Open 4 Open:
Final: 1st: David Andrews, Centre Fold, 91. 2 and 3rd: Gav White, Joker, 90. 2 and 3rd: Adam Sadler, Cut N Duck, 90. 4 and 5th: Jayden Dorney, Paris, 24. 4 and 5th: John Hardie, Lena’s Conman, 24.
Ross Chandler Contracting Open draft:
Final: 1st: Terry Smith, Treasured Acres, 178. 2nd: Allan Young, Liberty Lace, 176. 3rd: Lewis Dorney, Cat Women, 167. 4th: John Hardie, Lethal Celene, 166. 5th: Maurice Bogie, Ebony, 162. 6th: Josh Barnett, Omega Destiny, 113.
RM Property & Livestock Ladies draft:
Final: 1st: Alison Sadler, Freckled Acres, 90. 2, 3 and 4: Jodie Mobberley, Selina, 89. 2, 3 and 4: April Docherty, Josie, 89. 2, 3 and 4: Kylie Weber, Pure Blonde, 89. 2, 3 and 4: Christine Jones, Becca, 89. 5th: Norma Jones, One Hot Play Chick, 88. 5th: Norma Jones, McCoy, 88. 5th: Robyn Hardie, Vallejo, 88.
Regional Australia Bank Merriwa Juvenile draft:
Final: 1st: Emily Winn, Anna, 89. 2nd: Lane Clarke, Ivory Lass, 88. 3, 4 and 5: Emily Bettington, Presides, 85. 3, 4 and 5: Clancy Moore, Lippy, 85. 3, 4 and 5: Sarah Nairne, Alice, 85. 3, 4 and 5: Tessa Mitchell, Sabre, 85. 3, 4 and 5: Emily Thomas, DJ, 85.
Upper Hunter Sound and Audio & Caroon P/L Junior draft:
Final: 1st: Tamika Edwards, Acres Liberty Beau, 87. 2nd: Emily Ninness, Acres Of Chrome, 82. 3rd: Nicole Martin, Charm, 79. 4th: Darcy Weber, Ducks Freckle, 22. 5th: Makayla Mobberley, Rooster, 21. 5th: Jack Nairne, Lace, 21. 5th: Emily Ninness, Jazzy, 21.
Mrs Dianne Mitchell Junior Enclosed Cut Out:
Final: 1st: Makayla Edwards, Liberty Silver Rain, 22. 2nd: Rosemaree Nairne, Paris, 21. 3rd: Candy Brooker, Barney, 19. 4, 5th: Abbie Smith, Reckless Desire, 16. 4, 5th: Fayth Edwards, Liberty Lace, 16. 4, 5th: Josie Porter, Drovers Run, 16. 4, 5th: Abbie Smith, Treasured Acres, 16.
Ray Ninness Memorial Trophy – Highest Scoring Local Rider – Jodie Mobberley and Georgia Cameron with 89 points.
Highest Scoring Registered Australian Quarter Horse – Terry Smith – Treasured Acres with 90 points.
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