ABCRA BOARD OF DIRECTOR PROFILES

President - Matthew Weber

Occupation: Stock & Station Agent / Grazier
Past President - Greg Frewin

Occupation: Senior Engineering Officer

Campdraft/Rodeo Achievements:

5 x Steer Wrestling Champion

3 x Rope & Tie Champion

1 x Team Roping Champion

2 x All Round Champion

Rookie Bull Riding Champion

History with the ABCRA:
Director for 16 years.
Committee member of Quirindi, Branxton, Geurie & Gilgandra.


 
Vice President & Campdraft MRC Director - Lachlan Maxwell 
Vice President and Rodeo MRC Director - Jason Besant

Treasurer & Border Zone - Ron Berkley

Occupation: Real Estate Agent

Campdraft Rodeo Achievements: Couldn't ride a broomstick if someone held onto it for me...LOL

History with the ABCRA: Was a competing member as a child early teens in the late 80's early 90's. Had a 10 year break from the sport due to work commitments.

Joined again as a competitor and committee person early 2000's when I returned to NSW from WA.

Border Zone director since 2009.

Heavily involved in the establishment and development of Junior events and camps throughout the organisation.

Family, Hobbies & Interests: Campdrafting. Three of my four children are very keen and dedicated competitors. We travel extensively supporting our children's pursuits with the sport. I also donate a considerable amount of time to the development and improvement of the sport.

 

 

 

 

Central West Zone - Vacant
Eastern Zone - Peter Dillon

Occupation: Grazier, Contractor, Licenced Stock & Station & Real Estate Agent.

History with the ABCRA: Director of ABCRA for 1 year from the Eastern Zone. Member of Dungog Diggers Campdraft & Rodeo Committee 35 yrs. & Dungog Show Committee 42 yrs.

Family: 4 daughters, 3 married & grandchildren.

Family, Hobbies & Interests:Terrorising daughters & grandchildren & all sports

Far North Coast Zone - Bruce Green

Occupation:Grazier / Cane Farmer

Campdraft/Rodeo Achievements: Competed ABCRA National Finals 1981, Steer Riding title 1981, Bull Riding Finals 1981.

History with the ABCRA: President Lawrence Rodeo Committee 1982-Present, Director 25 years

Family, Hobbies & Interests: Campdrafting, Rodeo, Horse Riding, Life Member of both Grafton & McLean Ag Shows

 

 

 

 

Hunter Zone - Andrew Chapman

Mid North Coast Zone - Barry Lee

Occupation: Farmer Grazier (Retired Operations Manager) 

Achievements: Greatest achievement would be being involved with the Macleay Challenge Rodeo Assoc. committee and assisting with running their annual Campdraft, in particular the annual Futurity which enables Junior competitors to get valuable tuition and under five year old horses to enjoy no pressure training on their way to full competition.

History with the ABCRA: Director for 2 years and a member of ABCRA for over 15 years

Family, Hobbies & Interests:I am married to my wife Gail, we have three children and five grandchildren. We enjoy time at the beach and on the farm and recently motor cycled the Great Ocean road.

Northern Zone - Marie Crisp

Occupation: Customer Service Officer Tamworth Regional Council

Campdraft/Rodeo Achievements: 5 x All Round Cowgirl, 5 Barrel Racing Champion, various Circuit awards in Barrel Racing & Breakaway Roping.

Family, Hobbies & Interests: Husband Rodney & daughter Anna, playing tennis & training Barrel & Rope horses.

 

 

 

North Queensland Zone - Cody Sheahan

Occupation: Grazier

Campdraft/Rodeo Achievements: National Finals Rodeo Competitor

History with the ABCRA: Been a competing member since 2003. Committee member for over 10 years & Board Director for 1 year. 

Family, Hobbies & Interests: Married with one child

North West Zone - Peter Kelly

Occupation: Grazier

Campdraft/Rodeo Achievements: 1997 World Saddle Bronc & Pick Up Man of the year

History with the ABCRA: 8 Years Director & 3 years Vice President

Family, Hobbies & Interests: Lives at Upper Horton

Southern Zone - Ray Jeffery

Occupation: Livestock Carrier

Campdraft/Rodeo Achievements: Stock Contractor for 40 years

History with the ABCRA:Member for 40 years, President of Moruya Rodeo Committee – 30 years, Southern Zone President – 20 years, Southern Zone Director – 9 years.

Family, Hobbies & Interests: Married to Betty – 48 years, Four children – 3 sons, 1 daughter, 10 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, hobbies – Rodeo and work (what else is there?)

South West Qld Zone - Melissa Southern

Occupation:Grazier

Campdraft/Rodeo Achievements: 4 Ladies ABCRA Titles, 1 ABCRA Junior Title, 1 ABCRA Associate Title, 4 ABCRA Runner up Campdraft Titles

                            

 

Western Australia Zone - Chris Wyhoon

Occupation: Agribusiness Advisor; Livestock breeder

Campdraft/Rodeo Achievements: Competed in all three events (Rodeo, Campdraft and Teampenning) in past years. Lifelong involvement with rodeo and western horsesports.

History with the ABCRA: Have been heavily involved in ABCRA WA Zone since ABCRA formalised in WA in 2004, first as the Zone’s inaugural Vice-President, then Zone President (2006-2011) and ABCRA Director since 2009.

Major achievements have been helping drive and oversee substantial growth of the WA Zone and bringing a strategic,  business-like approach to the administration of the sport.

Family, Hobbies & Interests: With my wife, Jen, run a stud and commercial cattle and sheep enterprise in the WA’s Wheatbelt. Main hobbies for us are breeding/training working Border Collies, and Quarterhorses.

Outside of ABCRA and livestock interests, committed to a vibrant and busy professional career involving rural financial advisory services, rural training, and a variety of Board Directorships (Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors).

Campdraft MRC Board Director -  Paul McLennan

Occupation: Farmer / Grazier

Campdraft/Rodeo Achievements: Campdraft National Finalist, World Championship Campdraft RAS, FNC Zone Open Rider.

History with the ABCRA: 20 Years Big River Campdraft Committee, President & Life Member Big River Campdraft, President FNC Zone, Campdraft MRC.

Family, Hobbies & Interests: Background in Education, Past President and Life Member of Country Schools Rugby Union, Life Member Grafton Rugby Union, Family involved in Campdrafting & Horse Breeding, Son 3 time Junior / Juvenile ABCRA Campdraft Champion.

Rodeo MRC Board Director -  Sandra Martin

Occupation: School Principal

Campdraft/Rodeo Achievements: 2016 Eastern Zone Breakaway Champion, 1990 National Steer Undecorating Champion, 1986 Southern Zone All Round Champion, 3 x Southern Zone Steer Undecorating Champion

Family, Hobbies & Interests: Member since 1980, Board Member – twice, MRC Representative – 3 times over 12 years in total, Southern Zone secretary for 4 years.