Please note that Hinnomunjie Campdraft has been postponed due to wet conditions. The Campdraft will now run NOVEMBER 19th and 20th. The Committee feels it is only fair to postpone both for rider safety, and to maintain our high standard of Animal Welfare the GCA is so well known for! The Committee also feels that the easiest and fairest way to handle the Postponement is to have everyone re-enter, on a NEW entry form which you will find on the ENTRY FORM page of this Website. It has been asked that people be mindful of the OPENING DATE on the form, as with the previous entry round, numerous entries where received up to a week early, putting the Secretary in a difficult position, these dates are set for ease of management and to make the entry process as fair as possible!! Any queries can be made to the draft Secretary Brenda Flannagan, whos details can be found on the EVENTS page, but please keep in mind that this wasn’t a decision made lightly, and the call had to be made that kept the majorities best interests in view! Best of luck to everyone competing in the upcoming weeks, including those headed North to represent our Association!!
Welcome to Gippsland Campdrafting
The Gippsland Campdrafting Association was originally formed as the Eastern Campdrafting Association at a meeting of interested people on 3rd September 1973. The name was changed to Gippsland Campdrafting Association in November 1974, and although some of the earlier drafts no longer exist, others have taken their place, and the GCA now incorporates drafts to the east at Salt Creek near Johnsonville through to Trafalgar in the north west and as far south as Wonthaggi and Yanakie, therefore making the GCA uniquely bounded by the mountains and the sea.
GCA membership continues to grow each year, with more and more people becoming interested in the sport of campdrafting. This true “aussie” sport began in the cattle camps of the outback, where riders were required to select a beast out from the mob. This took the combined skill of horse and rider working together as one, as most cattle resent being separated from the mob. Over time, these skills were developed into the uniquely Australian sport as we see it today.
Campdrafting can involve the whole family, with events for 8 to Under 13, 13 to Under 17, Maiden, Ladies, Novice and Open drafts. There are practice days usually held at the beginning of each season which offer new and old drafters the chance to practice on cattle prior to entering an event.
The GCA is affiliated with the nationally recognised National Campdraft Council of Australia, and adheres to its rules. The GCA also offers Personal Rider Insurance as well as the exciting quarterly “Gippsland Campdrafting Association News” as part of its membership fee.
The GCA is very pleased to welcome onboard the Australian Campdrafting Magazine as an official sponsor. It is terrific news and we hope this is the beginning of a long and successful relationship between our Association and the sports leading Magazine!
Contact GCA Secretary
130 Yarrabubba Road,
Nar Nar Goon North, 3812
Mobile: 0416 166 027
Phone: 0359 429 169
The GCA is proud to have Pryde’s Easifeed as our official sponsors. Supporting our sponsors is as “easi” as walking into your feed store and asking whether they stock Pryde’s products!