Campdrafting is a unique Australian sport involving a horse and rider working cattle. In a campdrafting competition, a rider on horseback must “cut out” one beast from the mob of cattle in the yard or the “camp” and block and turn the beast at least two or three times to prove to the judge that they have the beast under control; then take it out of the yard and through a course around pegs involving right and left hand turns in a figure eight, before guiding it through two pegs known as “the gate”.
The sport requires consummate skill and horsemanship, and the skill in selecting a beast from the mob that will run well, but is not too fast for that particular horse. Great prestige is bestowed on the winning horse and rider of the competition.


Stockman’s Challenge is an unique Australian sport; designed to commemorate the Australian Stockman’s horsemanship skills. They are now a modern day tribute to the stockmen and women of years gone by; an acknowledgement of the skills required to work cattle in the bush.
A Stockman’s Challenge event consists of a Dry Work pattern and a Cattlework phase. Both of these phases are designed to test the ability of horse and rider. The Dry work pattern contains spins, sliding stops & roll-backs. The cattlework phase is similar to a campdraft and seeks to identify a horse that can easily control a beast and demonstrates his intended purpose of working cattle in the bush.

Events & Results

Rule Book for Campdraft and Stockman's Challenge

Stockman’s Challenge Patterns

PCQ Campdraft and Stockman’s Challenge Sub Committee Contacts

Name Zone Phone Number
Chairperson: Grant Lynham 0409 053 986
Technical Adviser: Grace Brodie 4627 3432
Name Zone Phone Number
Peter Tornabene 01 0412 879 136
Yasmin Heather 02 0401489105
Pat Byrnes 03 5465 2452
Pat Lunney 04 0447 952 126
Claudia Laird 06 0408740892
Dave Strathdee 07 0429 426 917
Kasandra Peddler 08 0400 420 234
Lyn Coombe 09
Myra Robertson 10
Tom Mackay 11 0435237224
Jo Gladman 15 0418 788 485
Leonie Lewin 18 0427 676 195
Scott Jackson 20 0428102710
Warren Keyes 26 0414644748
Kareann Tamblyn 27 0419 684 593
Michael Shaw 28 0427 717 435

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