The countdown is now on for the 2018 Curley Cattle Transport Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge and Campdraft, one of the greatest horse events in Australia, which will be held at the Cloncurry Equestrian Centre from Wednesday 11 to Sunday 15 July 2018.
Hundreds will converge in Queensland’s Outback for five action packed days of live entertainment, Aussie comradeship and thrilling performance horse competition. The Curley Cattle Transport Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge and Campdraft is an elite and prestigious event, attracting elite competitors from across Australia to the heart of the Australian Outback.
President of the Curley Cattle Transport Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge and Campdraft, Cheyne Williams, says the Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge and Campdraft is a highlight on the calendar for competitors, sponsors and spectators alike.
“On the back of a very successful 2017, where we received strong nominations, the 2018 event promises to be bigger and better than before,” he said. “Visitors will be able to see some of the very best challenge and campdraft competitors and horses in the Country put their horsemanship to the test.”
“Held in the heart of Queensland’s North West, the Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge and Campdraft is unique. The event, the people and the Outback environment is quintessentially Australian. It’s not surprising that hundreds of people flock to the event for five days of action, culminating in the Challenge Finals on Saturday afternoon, where contenders battle it out for the coveted Quart Pot.
“There have been some significant improvements to the Equestrian Centre in the past few months, including a new ablution block, a retaining wall (doubling as viewing platform), the installation of a permanent wing for spent cattle and improvements to the arena. We can’t wait to show it off next month,” he said.
Event Secretary Stacey Robertson says plans are well underway for the 2018 event.
“The official 2018 program has been finalized, and nominations are now closed,” Stacey says. “Returning events include a full campdraft program, open, classic, encouragement and kids challenges, and the crowd thrilling Invitational Open Draft. The inaugural Invitational Open draft was held in 2017 and is open to all Classic Challenge finalists since the Cloncurry Challenges inception in 1983. This exciting shoot out draft is fast becoming a crowd favorite on the program.”
“We are also thrilled to welcome the live entertainment for the weekend, Townsville local, and ‘The Voice Australia’ semifinalist, Trent Bell and friend Jesse Teinaki.
The Curley Cattle Transport Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge will be held on Wednesday 11 to Sunday 15 July 2018, at the Cloncurry Equestrian Centre, Queensland. For more information, visit www.currychallenge.com.au.
Ph: Stacey Robertson
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