🏆 Campdraft Cutout

How to get your entry ticket?

The competition opens Saturday 4th of September at 6pm.  Click here, once all spots are taken we will start a waitlist.

Who will be judge be for the competition?

Kay Radke

What are rules for the competition?

1.1 The Judge should order the removal from the camp of unsound or distressed
cattle or cattle that may interfere with the competitor’s cutout and immediately replace the same number, with sound cattle.
1.2 The competitor must not “try out” or work a beast until instructed by the judge to commence the cutout.
1.3 Once a competitor starts to work a head of stock, they accept it as sound. 3
1.4 If a Judge deems it necessary to interrupt a competitor’s cut-out, a fresh beast may be selected if so desired; the original beast chosen must first be removed from the camp and replaced with a fresh beast with all previous faults carried forward.
1.5 Cutout points will be held by the horse whether it scores outside or not,
1.6 Disputes over foul-ups at the cutout gate will be settled by the Judge.
1.7 In the event of the beast breaking out of the face of the camp before the competitor calls for the gate, they must follow it. If the Judge considers the competitor has been unduly disadvantaged and has not significantly contributed to the breakout, a re-run may be awarded.
1.8 In the case of a breakout of cattle from the camp, the number of replacement cattle is to equal the number of breakout cattle.
1.9 Where a re-run is awarded in relation to rule 1.7 and 1.8 the competitor shall receive the lesser of the two cutout scores.
1.10 In any run-off for cutout prizes, each horse’s score must be announced as soon as the individual cutout is completed. A fresh beast must be added after each cutout.
1.11 A cutout is not complete until both beast and rider have exited the camp through the front gate.
1.12 In the event of a beast jumping out of the side or back of the camp where a re-run is required the competitor will start with the same amount of cattle with their previous faults carried forward.

DISQUALIFICATION

A competitor will be disqualified for:-

2.1 Losing a beast twice into the cattle, or, at the discretion of the judge losing control of the beast for the second time.
2.2 Unnecessary delay while selecting a beast.
2.3 Changing beast after being clear of the cattle.
2.4 Calling for the gate with more than one beast in front of the horse and subsequently taking more than one beast out of the camp.

A competitor will be disqualified for:-

3.1 Turning tail to the beast. A tail turn is a turn executed by a horse in the opposite direction of the beast’s line.
3.2 Badly hocking a beast or running up its rump.
3.3 A fall of the horse or rider causing loss of control.
3.4 Ill-treating either the beast or horse.
3.5 Refusal to compete on sound available stock.
3.6 Not being present on the third call.
3.7 Horse bucking or rearing out of control.
3.8 Excessive or harsh use of a bit or spurs. No whip or switch may be used.
3.9 Competitor is not considered to be in safe control of their horse.

CLASSES OF HORSES

There will be three classes of horses:-

4.1 Maiden Horses
A maiden horse ceases to be a maiden if it has won an event in any class or
contest except Junior, Juvenile, Futurity, and Encouragement drafts or Team events.
4.2 Novice Horses
A Novice horse is a horse which has won first prize in a Maiden, Novice, Ladies-or restricted Campdraft and remains a Novice until the horse has won a further three Novice drafts. A horse that has won an Open Campdraft ceases to be a Novice. A horse can win four Novice drafts if it has not won first prize in a Maiden.
All Associations will implement from the start of each Associations points year. Once a horse has broken status in their Association that status is carried through to All Associations.
4.3 Open Horses
An Open horse is a horse, which has won a first prize in an Open Campdraft, or has completed its Novice status.

STATUS OF HORSE
5.1 Any event advertised as a Campdraft, either in written or verbal form of advertising, shall change the status of a horse whether the event is affiliated with a recognized Campdraft Association or not.

A competitor will be disqualified for:-

6.1 Turning tail to the beast. A tail turn is a turn executed by a horse in the opposite direction of the beast’s line.
6.2 Badly hocking a beast or running up its rump.
6.3 A fall of the horse or rider causing loss of control.
6.4 Ill-treating either the beast or horse.
6.5 Refusal to compete on sound available stock.
6.6 Not being present on the third call.
6.7 Horse bucking or rearing out of control.
6.8 Excessive or harsh use of a bit or spurs. No whip or switch may be used.
6.9 Competitor is not considered to be in safe control of their horse.

Are there any human restrictions for example age?

  1. All riders under the age of 18 years must wear, properly fitted helmets (includes use of the chinstrap) that comply with current AS/NZS standards (3838), and are less than five years old from the date of manufacture.
  2. Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times when riding. This footwear must enable removal of the foot from the stirrup iron. It must also prevent the foot sliding forward and through the stirrup iron.
    When handling horses (i.e. not riding) footwear should be worn that provide strong protection to the top of the foot.
    Leather boots are preferred. Open toed sandals and thongs are not to be worn.

Dress & Saddlery

1. Camp draft cut out competitors are encouraged to wear a safety helmet, they must wear boots, collared full-buttoned long sleeve shirt and long trousers in competition at all times. If they chose to wear a hat it must be a brim hat and not a cap.
2. Competitors must be suitably attired and mounted for presentations.

Are there any restrictions to the horse or gear they can use?

  1. Competitor is allowed to ride in saddlery of his own choice, and horses can be worked in any bits, bosals or hackamores, however the horse must have free use of its head and any type of head tie-down, running reins, head checks etc must not be used. The judge has the right to call on any competitor to inspect his gear and if gear is illegal, competitor is compelled to remove the offending article before competing.
    Suitable spurs are allowed but no whip of any kind may be carried or used by a competitor in a campdraft.
    2 .All equipment (e.g. saddles, bridles) used with the horse should be in good repair and correctly fitted.
  2. Saddles must be securely attached to the horse in a manner that keeps the saddle properly in place

What are the age restrictions?

Minimum age is 12 years old at the time of the event.  Everyone under the age of 18 at the event must wear a helmet.

When will be the presentation be? 

Directly after the competition.

What if you can no longer make it?

Please notify us via email at [email protected] as soon as possible. Your place will then be given to the next person on the waiting list. If this occurs during the event please report to the Customer Service Desk and notify them of your withdrawal.

Will there be any fee for entering?

No fee, it’s included in your ticket price (please ensure you include your ticket number at check out, unless you are purchasing your ticket at the time of entering this competition then leave it black).

When do entries close?

Entries will closed when the allocation has been completed, once your order has been processed you will get a ticket number to the competition.

2 thoughts on “🏆 Campdraft Cutout”

    1. Michael Hello! That would be awesome but we are only taking on entry into each of the competitions. If you want to go ahead you will just need a Sunday day ticket (https://cowgirlsgathering.com.au/product/sunday-event-ticket/) and then also get a competition spot (https://cowgirlsgathering.com.au/product/campdraft-cutout/). There is also a Ranch Riding and Horsemanship Competition that you can enter! Hope this helps and feel free to call me on 0477 727 272 if you have any questions.

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