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Small town, big event – Campdraft goes off at Geurie

Featured Geurie Campdraft 2014. Photos: Dubbo Weekender Geurie Campdraft 2014. Photos: Dubbo Weekender

For a small town, there’s no doubt Geurie knows how to put on a big show when it comes to horse sports.

Last weekend saw the running of the annual Geurie Campdraft, which also hosted the Australian Bushman’s Campdraft and Rodeo (ABCRA) championships, with competitors making the trek from all across the Eastern seaboard and from the Top End to take a tilt at the titles.

A dedicated local committee has overseen the recent redevelopment of the Geurie sportsground to include what is now one of the best campdraft facilities in the region, making the annual campdraft event one of the most highly prized on the horse sports calendar.   While campdrafting is said to be among the nation’s fastest growing sports, the family-friendly pursuit has come under threat from Mother Nature in recent years with drought significantly impacting the supply of cattle for competition – making Geurie’s success all the more notable.

This year’s Open Campdraft title was taken out by seasoned campaigner Nigel Kable, aboard his equally accomplished mount Chevin Ivory.

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