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    Had a trip out to see our first Camp Draft yesterday.

     

    It's a big thing here and very Aussie.

     

    This one was near Strathalbyn.

     

    Camp Drafting is a horse/ rider competition. The rider must Cut (separate) one beast from the mob, then take it around a course in 40 seconds.

    Bit more to it than that but highly competitive,addictive to watch if you like country pursuits,very Aussie indeed!!,proper "cowboy stuff"

     

    Great care was taken over the cattle we noticed,only one fall but the surface of the ring is very soft.

     

    Perhaps not for the littlies but any one who likes horses or outdoor pursuits should have a look .

     

    http://www.campdraft.com.au/

     

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    Guest ladyarkles

    That looks fascinating.

    They do say that the Aussies are the most authentic cowboys.

     

    I'm going to see if I can find another of these and I'll drag hubby along, it looks like it is pretty exciting.

    Thanks for sharing something so "unusual"; this is how I get to do funky stuff!

     

    ~ Rach

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    that looks cool, wish I had known about it yesterday - just dropped my parents at the airport this morning, but that is something my dad would have loved! will look out for another next time they are here

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    Hmmm - I have a complaint about the clouds though - this is not the weather I have ordered for SA, please ensure they are removed for our arrival :biglaugh:

     

    Looks fab - I used to love going to the Rodeo when I lived in the US, happy days :)

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    Hmmm - I have a complaint about the clouds though - this is not the weather I have ordered for SA, please ensure they are removed for our arrival :biglaugh:

     

    Looks fab - I used to love going to the Rodeo when I lived in the US, happy days :)

     

    It was actually humid and quite oppressive with a temp of around 30c!!!!:cute::cute:

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    Looks a great day. We nearly went to the cow raceing but got sidetracked by anoher social. Im looking forward to seeing some true Aussie events hopefully with a new cold beer or Two !!!!!

     

    Chris.

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    Good info Tyke, were you wearing yer Chaps? :-)

     

    I will pay cash for these images!! :biggrin:

     

     

    Please place in brown envelope and leave under bench by Glenelg Town Hall.

    Thanks.

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    I will pay cash for these images!! :biggrin:

     

     

    Please place in brown envelope and leave under bench by Glenelg Town Hall.

    Thanks.

     

    :biglaugh: I'm not into chaps........................... strictly wimmin :wink:

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    I have two bob; but I may go as far as half a crown if the pics are any good!

     

    :huh:

     

    Rach xx

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    I have pics, you have cash!

     

    How much Cash?:wink:

     

    :biglaugh:

     

    Ooo dear.............. this is my old mate talking now.......... sell out!!

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    Had a trip out to see our first Camp Draft yesterday.

     

    It's a big thing here and very Aussie.

     

    This one was near Strathalbyn.

     

    Camp Drafting is a horse/ rider competition. The rider must Cut (separate) one beast from the mob, then take it around a course in 40 seconds.

    Bit more to it than that but highly competitive,addictive to watch if you like country pursuits,very Aussie indeed!!,proper "cowboy stuff"

     

    Great care was taken over the cattle we noticed,only one fall but the surface of the ring is very soft.

     

    Perhaps not for the littlies but any one who likes horses or outdoor pursuits should have a look .

     

    http://www.campdraft.com.au/

     

     

     

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    I thought that was you at first Russell, I was going to ask where the quad bike had gone :wink:

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    I thought that was you at first Russell, I was going to ask where the quad bike had gone :wink:

     

    :biglaugh:Not quite butch looking enuf fer me:swoon:

     

    Don't think I'll take this sport up,had enough of sore thighs after the horse trek through the Cairns rainforest.

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