International visitors to enjoy campdraft action
MEMBERS of the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth will be in Warwick next week for a campdrafting demonstration.
Campdrafting chairman Brian Boyce said the Warwick Show and Rodeo Society would be honoured to host such guests.
"It's a huge deal for Warwick," Mr Boyce said.
"Delegates from all over the world will be in Brisbane for a conference and decided to stop by and have a look."
Mr Boyce jumped at the opportunity to call in campdrafting legend Pete Comiskey to entertain the guests next Tuesday afternoon.
"It's an opportunity for us to show off our horsemanship before the Warwick Rodeo."
RASC members will enjoy a dinner at the Douglas Feez Pavilion after the display with a select few locals who received an invitation.
Warwick Show and Rodeo Society president John Kiss said he was proud to host the international visitors.
"It's certainly a feather in Warwick's cap to host these guests," he said.
"I'm sure Brian Boyce has organised a beaut demonstration for them with the top campdrafters to show the visitors what the Warwick Gold Cup is all about."
Mr Boyce said preparations for the Warwick Rodeo were coming along "fantastic".
"The committee is working really hard but it's coming together nicely," he said.
"We're always on the hunt for more volunteers though.
"This year we will need over 300 volunteers for our biggest rodeo yet."
Anyone who would like to register as a volunteer, or would like more information can phone the Warwick Show and Rodeo Society on 4661 9927.
"It's a great chance for anyone interested in campdrafting and rodeo to get up close to the action."
The RASC is the voice of agriculture in the Commonwealth.
Encourage high standards in sustainable agriculture.
Raise the standard of the rural economy based on increased production.
Make the general public and consumers aware of agriculture and rural concerns.
Encourage agricultural societies to carry out development and extension work.