ACA team the victors in National Champion Rider at Warwick
THE Australian Campdraft Association (ACA) team of Ben Hall, Steve Comiskey, Kimberley Sammon, Wally Rea and Rohan Marks was victorious in the Pryde's EasiFeed National Champion Rider competition at the Warwick Rodeo.
The event is organised by the National Campdraft Council of Australia (NCCA) under president Evan Acton.
The battle for the team and individual victories came down to the second last run of the day in the final of three rounds with Muttaburra rider Ben Hall needing a score for horsework to secure victory for the ACA.
He needed 81.5 from the average of the two judges to avoid a run-off and scored 87.5 on Foot Acre to win the individual NCCA National Rider of the Year award and help ACA to a win.
Hall was second last competitor into camp and won from Simon Dodwell from the Southern Campdraft Association riding Wallabah Excel.
Troy Palmer from the Australian Bushman's Campdraft and Rodeo Association was third on Impressive Destiny with 247.5 points and Capella rider Steve Comiskey (ACA) fourth with 246.5 on Delta.
Gippsland Campdraft Association also competed.
Acton said the competition featured outstanding horses, riders and cattle.
"Campdrafting is one of the fastest growing recreational horse sports in Australia," he said.
"All of the family from the children to the parents and grandparents can compete."
More campdrafting rounds today as well as two finals and round 2 of the Warwick Rodeo Australian Championships from 6pm.