Ken Boulton from Victoria, with his horse Intuition, is no stranger to the Warwick campdrafting.
Ken Boulton from Victoria, with his horse Intuition, is no stranger to the Warwick campdrafting. Georja Ryan

Boulton can't get campdrafting out of his blood

HE'S been tearing up the Warwick Showgrounds this time of year since 1986 and Victorian campdrafter Ken Boulton is back for his 27th consecutive year.

Mr Boulton has taken out three Canning Downs wins in Warwick and a second, third and fourth in the Gold Cup.

"I just can't seem to get the Gold Cup though," he laughed.

He has also judged the stallion draft and the Canning Downs in previous years.

Mr Boulton this year competed in Chinchilla and Condamine, making the finals at both competitions.

And now he's hoping to do the same this week.

"I suppose I'm most looking forward to getting a place if I can, regardless of what end it's at," Mr Boulton said.

He said while he wasn't as competitive as he was years ago, he would still be hoping to give the other riders something to squeal about.

"I think these younger fellas set a very high standard, but you never lose your competitive streak," Mr Boulton said.

His daughter, son and son-in-law are all competing this week and it's clear campdrafting is in the blood.

Head down to the showgrounds to watch Mr Boulton compete in the Canning Downs and the Gold Cup campdraft action today.



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