Executive Officer - Craig Young

14 Dec 2017

The President, Matt Weber would like to announce the appointment of Craig Young in the role of Executive Officer of the ABCRA ad interim. Craig has contracted his management services to the organisation for a period including the National Finals to be held in January 2018. Craig comes from a back...

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National Finals qualifier pendants

12 Dec 2017

Attention All ABCRA National Finals qualifiers Thanks to Jo & Eddie Fisher at Ridetuff once again the National Finals qualifier pendants are available. This year choices are: Necklace pendent $99.00 each Keyring pendent $99.00 each Pair of Earrings $120 a pair To place your order p...

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Rodeo Horse Points

30 Nov 2017

Rodeo Horse Points Rodeo Horse points will be taken from ABCRA Affiliated National points rodeos run within the points year, 1st December to the 30 November. (No point Rodeos do not go towards Rodeo Horse points). The categories for these awards are Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Rope and T...

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Campdraft and Rodeo Results are all in

29 Nov 2017

All Campdraft and Rodeo Results are now in.  Please check your points. Deadline for checking points is 5pm Friday 8th December 2017

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National Finals Campdraft Nominations

20 Nov 2017

ATTENTION – ABCRA National Finals Campdraft Nominations The ABCRA is excited to announce that ALL Ironman 4x4 2017 Campdraft National Finals nominations will be taken via Campdraft Central https://www.campdraftcentral.com.au/. Nominations will open 9am (AEST) Monday 4th December 2017 and clo...

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AELEC Camping & Stabling - National Finals January 2018

14 Nov 2017

AELEC National Finals Camping and Stabling will be available from 11.00am Friday 1st December 2017 via Nominate (link below). https://www.nominate.com.au/stables/VenueIntroduction.aspx?vid=69 Stables - $25.50 per night (minimum 2 night stay will be charged) Stable Cleaning...

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Campdraft Judges Seminar - 25th January 2018

30 Oct 2017

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ABCRA Rodeo Members AGM - 26th January 2018

27 Oct 2017

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ABCRA Stock Contractors AGM - 27th January 2018

27 Oct 2017

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National Finals Program Advertising Opportunities

25 Oct 2017

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2018 Rodeo Series Federation Challenge/State of Origin Expressions of Interest

03 Oct 2017

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) invites expressions of interest from ABCRA members to compete in the 2018 Rodeo Series - Federation Challenge and State of Origin.  The Federation Challenge will kick off the first week of the Rodeo Series Friday 23rd March - Thursday 29th March 2018...

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2018 Sydney Royal World Championship Campdraft

03 Oct 2017

Once again, the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) is excited to offer ABCRA Members the opportunity to compete at the 2018 Sydney Royal World Championship Campdraft. The World Championship Campdraft will run from Friday 23rd March 2018 - Wednesday 28th March 2018. For ABCRA members who wish to be...

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ABCRA Executive Officer

27 Sep 2017

The ABCRA would like to advise that Mr Hunter Jones, Executive Officer is no longer employed by the Association. The Board of Directors would like to thank Hunter for all his hard and tireless work over the past four years. We wish Hunter the best of luck in his new endeavours. Matthew Webe...

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Online Rodeo Central Entry/Email Confirmation

27 Sep 2017

Attention Rodeo Members, Unfortunately due to a technical issue, we have temporarily disabled our Online Central Entry page access. This issue has also caused an interruption with our automatic email confirmations that are usually received when entries are processed. We are currently working ...

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Online Rodeo Central Entry

25 Sep 2017

Attention Rodeo Competitors: If you have recently used our online Central Entry form for the following Rodeos: Boorowa Branxton WA Juniors West Wyalong Gloucester Working Dog Rodeo Can you please contact Head Office 02 6766 5863 no later than 5.00pm Tuesday 26th September to confirm your entr...

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Campdraft Encouragement Rider - Reminder

22 Sep 2017

A reminder to Campdraft competitors - an Encouragement Rider (rule 10.4) is a competitor who is 17 years of age and over and has not won an Open age draft (Maiden, Novice, Open, Ladies or Associates) or a restricted draft as outlined in rule 9.3 and 9.4.     

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Reminder - Rule 11.12 Stallion Containment Requirements

18 Sep 2017

A very important reminder to all Campdraft members that are taking stallions to events - Rule 11.12 is MANDATORY. 11.12 Stallion Containment Requirements  Minimum Stallion Containment Requirements.  Stallions to be double tied.  Stallions to have an exclusion perimeter erected a...

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Australian Campdraft Championship Points

15 Sep 2017

A reminder for Campdraft competitors the points structure for the Australian Championship Campdraft (effective 1 December 2016) to be held at Glen Innes 7-10th December 2017.  Points Awarded All events will be points award 1-10, places being: 1st - 10 points 2nd - 9 points 3rd - 8 points...

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Committee of the Year Nominations

14 Sep 2017

Nominate your favourite Committee of the Year for 2017!!  CLICK HERE for a nomination form.  Nominations close 5.00pm Friday 3rd November 2017. 

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MEMBER POINTS

30 Aug 2017

As the end of the points year draws near, please check your points. Any points discrepancies must be notified to Head Office no later than 5pm Friday 8th December 2017. Phone 02 6766 5863 or email darienne@abcra.com.au Rodeo Horse Award points close Friday 8th December 2017.

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COOLATAI CAMPDRAFT 2-3 September 2017

29 Aug 2017

Coolatai Campdraft being held this weekend  2nd and 3rd September have increased the competitor run limit to 10 runs per competitor due to the availability of more cattle. They have increased the ladies campdraft to 3 runs per competitor.  Please enter via campdraft.central.com.au. C...

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National Finals - Important Updates for Competitors

29 Aug 2017

ALL Senior and Junior Campdraft and Rodeo Competitors will need to advise of their shirt and or jacket sizes when entering through Central Entry for National Finals. PLEASE NOTE – It is a condition of hire and in accordance with liquor licencing of the venue that ALL children under 18 years...

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Rule Updates and Changes - Effective 1 December 2017

29 Aug 2017

Rule Updates and Changes - Effective 1 December 2017 CD.9. Campdraft Pre-paid Entries All Campdraft Committees can present competitor cheques up to four (4) business days prior to the commencement of their event.   CD.6 Scratching’s All Campdraft scratching’s are to be confirmed w...

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Wingen Campdraft 1-2-3 September 2017

28 Aug 2017

Due to a large number of entries received in order to give as many runs as possible we are starting the Maiden/encouragement on Friday the 1st September at 12 noon.

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Updated Rodeo Central Entry Procedure

08 Aug 2017

Attention all Rodeo Competitors, please visit the Central Entry page of the website to view our updated procedures and extended late entry time to 3.00pm AEST Mondays (excluding Public Holidays).  CLICK HERE

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Tickets Now on Sale for The Ironman 4x4 ABCRA National Finals, Purchase during August for your chance to WIN!

01 Aug 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the Ironman 4X4 ABCRA National Finals Rodeo & Campdraft!

Purchase your tickets in August for your chance to WIN!!!

 
The Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft and Rodeo Association is gearing up to host yet another of  its annual flagship event, The Ironman 4X4 ABCRA National Finals Rodeo & Campdraft!
 
As one of the biggest events during the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival attracting nearly 10,000 attendees, the Ironman 4X4 ABCRA National Finals promises to deliver the ultimate display of adrenaline fueled equine and livestock sport and entertainment. 

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ABCRA welcomes new President - Matthew Weber

31 Jul 2017

The ABCRA is pleased to announce the election of our new President Mr Matthew Weber. Matt has competed in both Campdraft and Rodeo and is widely respected for his common sense approach and being accessible.  Matt has shown in his years with ABCRA that he holds the tradition and values of the ...

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Life Member - Greg Frewin

26 Jul 2017

Congratulations to Greg Frewin, retiring President of ABCRA on his awarded Life Membership at the 2017 Annual General Meeting. Greg has been an outstanding competitor with the ABCRA for many years and has contributed through involvement with the Rodeo MRC and lengthy time on ABCRA Board as a Directo...

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Our NEW RANGE of ABCRA CAPS are here!

18 Jul 2017

Limited stock available, get yours quick... ABCRA Cap Order Form - CLICK HERE  

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Reminder to Encouragement Campdraft Competitors

30 Jun 2017

A reminder to all, as of 1 December 2016 it became compulsory that ALL Encouragement Campdraft Competitors must wear a helmet at all times whilst competing. Please note, to be deemed an Encouragement Rider you must have not won an open class Campdraft e.g. Ladies, Maiden, Open, Novice, Open for O...

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ABCRA Bucking Stock of The Year Awards

20 Jun 2017

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Bucking Stock of the Year!

The ABCRA are delighted to again have RIDETUFF BUCKLES on board as the Sponsor of the 2017 Bucking BULL of the Year!! Thank you Ridetuff Buckles, Thank you Eddie Fisher!

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REMINDER - ROOKIE NOMINATIONS CLOSE 30TH JUNE 2017

20 Jun 2017

Commences 1st December 2016 - Nominations Close 30 June 2017 Rookie Nomination Form and Rule   

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2017/2018 Membership Renewals are now overdue

16 May 2017

Just a friendly reminder membership renewal was due and payable by 1st of May 2017. Membership/membership renewal must be paid 72hours prior to the commencement of an event, otherwise a non-refundable event membership fee will be imposed (Senior $45, Junior U18 $20). Points will not be awarded retr...

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MRC Nominations

01 May 2017

Rodeo MRC No nominations for the Rodeo MRC were received therefore the four (4) positions are now considered casual vacancies. If you are interested in a position on the Rodeo MRC please contact Sandra Martin or Jason Besant for further information.  Sandra Martin - 0411 236 638 Jason Besa...

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Rules and Regulations - Changes and Updates

21 Apr 2017

IMPORTANT NOTICES Novice Rodeo Competitor Requirement’s As a result of recent events where Novice Competitors have competed without the mandatory helmet and vest we extend this timely reminder to ALL Novice Competitor’s that it is a requirement that while competing they must wear ...

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CHAMPION JUNIORS AT THE IRONMAN 4X4 ABCRA NATIONAL FINALS JUNIOR RODEO

26 Jan 2017

Following two nights of intense competition, Luke Parkinson and Polly Gardner came out victorious taking out the Finals All Round Cowboy and Finals All Round Cowgirl titles at the Ironman 4x4 ABCRA National Finals Junior Rodeo! With the results in of the last two rounds of the 2016 season; Hunta ...

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NCCA AGM - Rule Changes

01 Dec 2016

The NCCA AGM was held on 30th November 2016 and the following rule changes were made and are effective 1st December 2016. Rule 4.12 A horse that clips a beast when changing sides shall be penalized; however a horse that badly hits a beast over the hocks or runs up the rump of a beast will be dis...

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MANDATORY WEARING OF HELMETS – ENCOURAGEMENT CAMPDRAFT RIDERS

11 Nov 2016

At its meeting on October 11th and 12th 2016, the Board resolved after considerable discussion, to implement the mandatory requirement that ALL Encouragement riders MUST wear an approved helmet while competing regardless of the draft entered. The new rule will be effective 1st December 2016. ...

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CAMPDRAFT MASTER RIDER TITLE

10 Nov 2016

The Board met on October 11th and 12th and during that meeting it was decided a Master Rider Title be included in the ABCRA list of sanctioned events effective 1st December 2016. The Master Rider title will be for those members fifty five (55) years of age and over and points will be accumulated ...

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ATTENTION: ALL CAMPDRAFT JUDGES

10 Nov 2016

ABCRA adopted a policy from the October Board meetings and it is now a mandatory requirement by all Campdraft Judges to attend a Judges Seminar every two (2) years. This is effective as of the 1st of January 2017. If a Judge has not successfully attended a Judges Seminar within the two (2) year p...

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CHANGES TO HORSE REGISTRATION CODES

03 Jun 2016

As part of our preparations for online Central Entry, we have had to change the way that we record horses with ABCRA. Horses currently registered with ABCRA From 23 March 2016, the registration code for all horses currently registered with ABCRA was converted from an alphabetical code to ...

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Information for ALL Novice and Junior Rodeo Competitors

27 May 2016

Effective 1st June 2016 ALL Novice and Junior competitors must wear a fully enclosed (cage fronted) helmet in Steer Riding and Bull Riding events.

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Announcement from the Board to all Members

17 Mar 2016

An Announcement from the Board to all Members In light of recent developments within the Association’s membership, the ABCRA will be conducting a complete review of the Constitution and the Disciplinary Proceedings of the Association to eliminate the strategic manipulation which is occurri...

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ABCRA Rule changes

04 Mar 2016

Effective 17th of March 2016 BARREL RACING One revolution (one roll back, tail turn) is permitted to start a pattern. BARREL RACING - WHIPPING Once entering the arena/alleyway/box, two (2) contacts with an under and over action or whips are allowed going to the first barrel, two (2) con...

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ABCRA Champions crowned!

24 Jan 2016

The 2015 ABCRA Rodeo & Campdraft competition season finished on a high fashion last night at its annual Grand Finale; the Ironman 4x4 ABCRA National Finals Rodeo & Campdraft. Competitors from near and far spent the past 5 days competing in the various Rodeo & Campdraft events with the ai...

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BIGGEST FRIDAY NIGHT RODEO CROWD IN 4 YEARS!

23 Jan 2016

The AELEC arena filled up quickly as the crowd just kept on rolling in to watch the Ironman 4x4 ABCRA National Finals Rodeo competitors do what they do best; RODEO! The competition was intense particularly in the Tandy Leather Ladies Barrel Race where Calla Matthews narrowly edged out her sister; l...

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CHAMPION JUNIORS AT THE IRONMAN 4X4 ABCRA NATIONAL FINALS JUNIOR RODEO

21 Jan 2016

Following two nights of intense competition, Braith Nock and Chelsey Byers came out victorious taking out the Finals All Round Cowboy and Finals All Round Cowgirl titles at the Ironman 4x4 ABCRA National Finals Junior Rodeo! With the results in of the last two rounds of the 2015 season; Bianca Ca...

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POWACOW join Ironman 4x4 ABCRA National Finals Campdraft

06 Jan 2016

Attention All Ironman 4x4 ABCRA National Finals Campdraft Competitors The ABCRA are proud to announce 'POWACOW' mechanical cows operated by Ian and Jenny Vaughn are kindly supporting the ABCRA in 2016. This year at the Ironman 4x4 ABCRA National Finals Campdraft all competitors will go...

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Important NCCA Campdraft Rule Changes

11 Dec 2015

‘Attention All Campdraft Judges, Competitors and Committee's’ Recently the ABCRA Delegates attended the Annual National Campdraft Council of Australia meeting. The meeting was very productive with all the Association's Delegates working towards Common Rules for Campdrafting ac...

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Winning Edge Saddles sponsorship

05 Aug 2015

MEDIA RELEASE  National Finals Campdraft Sponsorship The ABCRA Board and Campdraft Members Representatives are pleased to announce the continued long term support of the ABCRA by Winning Edge Custom Saddles by way of five saddles and trophy bridles.   The 2015, 2016 and 2017 National C...

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Pryde's EasiFeed Sponsorship Announcement

25 May 2015

The ABCRA are proud to announce that Pryde’s EasiFeed will be joining our team of Sponsors for our 2015 ABCRA National Finals Campdraft. The ABCRA National Finals Campdraft and Rodeo hosts crowds of over 10,000 with our event last year making record sales, selling out to standing room only!...

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ABCRA Website tips

25 May 2015

To access event programs, draws and results go to the Home page then click on the button in the white strip across the top of the page called EVENTS. This will take you to the event calendar.  From here you can sort by event type, status or zone.  NOTE: Training days/schools/clinics ar...

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Introducing the Ranch Sorting National Championships Australia

14 May 2015

The ABCRA are proud to announce the introduction of the Ranch Sorting National Championships Australia. Ranch Sorting is the fastest growing equine sport in the USA being renowned for its low costs, ease of involvement and strong family orientation. The basics of Ranch Sorting involves, 11 hea...

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ABCRA NATIONAL FINALS RODEO & CAMPDRAFT 2014 EXCEEDING ALL EXPECTATIONS!

28 Jan 2015

The ABCRA National Finals Rodeo & Campdraft 2014 wrapped up on Saturday 24th January after five days of fast paced action and according to ABCRA Executive Officer Hunter Jones the event was an outstanding success and had exceeded all expectations: “What we’ve seen over the past 5 ...

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ABCRA's website takes on new life

03 Dec 2014

ABCRA has been working constantly behind the scenes for some time now to build a website that offers much greater user interactivity. Because of the nature of the new website it will take a little time to become familiar with the layout but it is far more user friendly and will enable dramaticall...

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NSW PIC NUMBER – DO YOU HAVE ONE?

01 Dec 2014

ABCRA members need to be aware of their obligations in relation to livestock including horses. In 2012, the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) regulated that all holdings where livestock are housed no matter what size, must have a Property Identification Code (PIC) registered with the Depar...

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Beyond Blue and Team ABCRA – a Winning Combination!

28 Oct 2014

Beyond Blue and Team ABCRA – a Winning Combination! Fresh from their win at the recent National Campdraft Championships of Australia; Team ABCRA has come out in support of rural men’s mental health and has donated its $1000 prize money to Beyond Blue! In accepting the team’s ...

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Team ABCRA wins National Campdraft Championship of Australia!

27 Oct 2014

The National Campdraft Championship of Australia sponsored by Pryde’s EasiFeed was this year held in conjunction with the 2014 Warwick Gold Cup and the scene was set for a great event: WHO? The top 5 ranked open riders from Australia’s Campdraft Associations: ABCRA, ACA, SCA & GCA...

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