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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Central Entry Urgent please read

06 Jul 2017

Mareeba Steer Wrestling: 13 July 17 Mareeba Rodeo: 15/16th July 17 WA Junior Rodeo: 16 July 17 ENTRIES WILL BE ONCE AGAIN ACCEPTED FROM TODAY BY EMAIL Members are encouraged to email entries due to ongoing technical issues. Please email general@abcra.com.au and include your name, membershi...

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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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Manning Junior Campdraft

27 Jun 2017

Manning Junior Campdraft extra day Friday 14th July 2017 Friday at Wingham Manning Campdraft will start at 12 noon 8 and under 11 draft and 11 and under 13 drafts will be run Reminder NO Wrist Band No Ride. We would appreciate parents to help please

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Eastern Zone Campdraft Judging Seminar

23 Jun 2017

Eastern Zone Campdraft Judging Seminar Friday 14th July 2017 at Wingham Commencing at 2.00pm Contact Vicki Evans on 02 6550 2246

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Gloucester Youth Camp 8-9 July 2017

22 Jun 2017

The Gloucester Youth Camp 8-9 July 2017 Rosters and Participant letter are not available via the links below.  For any further information please contact Ron Berkley 0417 612 660 ENTRY FORM CLICK HERE PARTICIPANT INFORMATION LETTER CLICK HERE SATURDAY ROSTER CLICK HERE SUNDAY ROSTE...

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ABCRA Bucking Stock of The Year Awards

20 Jun 2017

It’s that time of the year again! To be eligible for Bucking Stock of the Year Awards, stock contractors must nominate a list of stock in each category by Friday 25th August 2017. Remember, you can nominate as many as you like in each category, whether or not they have bucked out at five r...

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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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Bob Palmer 20/11/1942 – 16/6/2017

19 Jun 2017

The ABCRA is saddened to advise Members of the passing of Bob Palmer. Bob was an iconic Campdrafter, long-time member of the ABCRA and in 2016 was the first member to be inducted into the ABCRA Roll of Honour. Bob’s Funeral will be held at the Quirindi Showground Thursday the 22nd June at 1...

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Bartlett Park, Weengallon, WA Junior Rodeos

08 Jun 2017

Head Office Phones - Bartlett Park, Weengallon, WA Junior Rodeo entries Unfortunately we are again having technical issues with the head office and central entry phone lines. Telstra is still looking into the issues.... If you can't get through on the phone 02 6766 5863, please email general@a...

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Abcra Youth Camp Gloucester 8th & 9th July Gloucester

06 Jun 2017

The ABCRA & Gloucester committee are proud to  announce a two day youth camp coinciding with the Glowalmans 2017. Incorporating Bison, Dry work, Mechanical cow, rules and horsemanship.  Suitable to the experienced, novice or beginner. Ages 7 to 17.  Venue - Gloucester S...

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Head Office Phones

05 Jun 2017

UPDATE - 3PM - Please be advised our Head Office and Central Entry phone lines are back up and running. Lines will be open till 5pm today. Coonamble Rodeo entries will close at 5pm today.   ************************************************************************************************...

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Coonamble Rodeo - Central Entry Now Open

31 May 2017

ENTRIES OPEN WEDNESDAY 31 MAY, THURSDAY 1 AND FRIDAY 2 JUNE 9AM-5PM AEDT FOR: COONAMBLE RODEO SATURDAY COONAMBLE RODEO SUNDAY COONAMBLE JUNIOR RODEO MONDAY LATE ENTRIES & CANCELLATIONS MONDAY 5 JUNE 9AM-12NOON AEST, CONDITIONS APPLY. PHONE 1800 028 992

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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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Bingara Show Campdraft 27 & 28 May 2017

04 May 2017

Bingara Show Campdraft entries are now full and closed 4.5.17

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Rodeo royalty on show at Scone Charity Rodeo

03 May 2017

Australian champions and reality TV stars to saddle up for the 85th annual rodeo in Scone May 02, 2017: The Ausure Scone Charity Rodeo is on this Saturday May 6 at White Park in Scone with the main event kicking off at 5pm. The event will see some of the biggest names in rodeo taking to the arena...

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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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MEMBERS REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL - NOMINATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 14/4/17

11 Apr 2017

CAMPDRAFT & RODEO MEMBERS REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL NOMINATIONS Nominations must be completed on the form provided and emailed, faxed or posted to ABCRA Head Office no later than 5pm Friday 14th April 2017. For further enquiries please contact Head Office 02 67665863. CLICK HERE for Nominati...

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Vale Bill Vivers 2/5/1931 - 16/3/2017

27 Mar 2017

Vale Bill Vivers 2/5/1931 – 16/3/2017 The ABCRA is saddened to advise Members of the passing of Bill Vivers a long time President and ABCRA stalwart. Bill passed away on Thursday 16th March and a private family service was held on Monday 20th March. The ABRCA Board was in the middle of a...

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Coffs Coast (Pr60) Rodeo

24 Mar 2017

Coffs Harbour Rodeo: 1st April 2017 has been postponed due to the wet weather. The rodeo will now run on Saturday 17th June 2017. Please re enter the rodeo through central entry on the 8/9th June. All entry fees paid will be refunded.

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PRELIMINARY NOTICE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

13 Mar 2017

Preliminary notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft and Rodeo Association ABN 82 002 967 142 will be held Wednesday, 26 July 2017.

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2017 National Rodeo Event Director Vacancies

07 Mar 2017

There are still some positions vacant, anyone interested in taking up any of the vacancies, please contact your Rodeo MRC. 2017 National Event Directors

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Ironman 4x4 ABCRA National Finals Webcast

27 Jan 2017

STOP PRESS! Can’t be part of the crowd at the Ironman 4x4 ABCRA National Finals Rodeo, Junior Rodeo or Campdraft? ABCRA has announced that yet again it will live stream the Ironman 4x4 ABCRA National Finals – Pay Per View webcast to the world! Potential viewers have the opportun...

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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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Campdraft National Finals Competitors - Group Photos Schedule

12 Jan 2017

Campdraft National Finals Competitors - Group Photos Schedule When: Friday 27th January Where: Near Campdraft announcer’s block Time required: Encouragement Rider – 8.30am  Junior Rider - 9.15am Juvenile Rider – 10.00am Maiden Horse - 10.45am Novic...

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IMPORTANT NOTICE to ALL National Finals Campdraft Competitors

11 Jan 2017

It has been decided that in the best interest of the National Finals Event and the livestock to alter the Campdraft Program. The Campdraft Competitor Back Number Presentation and Draws will now commence at 4pm Thursday 26th January in the marquee located adjacent to the Campdraft arena.  ...

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Looking to advertise in the next ABCRA Magazine??

04 Jan 2017

March/April Yearbook edition deadline is Wednesday 1st February 2017. Don’t forget ABCRA magazine offers a 20% discount on advertising booked and paid for twelve months in advance and 10% for six months. Click here for a booking form and further information. Email enquiries to: magazine@abc...

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Tickets going fast for the Ironman 4x4 ABCRA National Finals!

03 Jan 2017

Less than a month to go before the ABCRA will host its flagship event of the year; The Ironman 4x4 ABCRA National Finals Rodeo & Campdraft! The Ironman 4X4 ABCRA National Finals is one of the biggest events during the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival and fans are treated to superb display...

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

02 Nov 2016

In two months, the Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft and Rodeo Association will host its annual flagship event of the year, The Ironman 4X4 ABCRA National Finals Rodeo & Campdraft!   The Ironman 4X4 ABCRA National Finals is one of the biggest events during the annual Tamworth Country...

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MEMBER POINTS

10 Oct 2016

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 9th December 2016. Phone 02 6766 5863 or email darienne@abcra.com.au Rodeo Horse Award points close Monday 5th December 2016.

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ABCRA Rule Book updated…

29 Jul 2016

The latest up to date ABCRA Rulebook is now available on the ABCRA website. If you would like a hard copy please contact Head Office 02 6766 5863. Rule Book - Click here

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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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IRONMAN 4X4 ABCRA NATIONAL FINALS RODEO TONIGHT!!

23 Jan 2016

500 STANDING ONLY TICKETS JUST RELEASED, $30 EACH. STANDING ONLY TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM AELEC BOX OFFICE WHICH IS NOW OPEN. ALL RESERVED SEATING SOLD OUT. 6.00pm – Katie Brooke performing/Big Al Comedy Clown 6.30pm – IRONMAN 4X4 ABCRA NATIONAL FINALS RODEO - Round 3

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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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Great rodeo action at round 1 of the Ironman 4x4 ABCRA National Finals Rodeo!

22 Jan 2016

It was all systems go at Round 1 of the Ironman 4x4 ABCRA National Finals Rodeo. There were thrills, there were spills but above everything else there were cowboys and cowgirls riding their hearts out! There were no records broken tonight, but the 1600 strong crowd was treated to non-stop rodeo a...

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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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IRONMAN 4X4 ABCRA NATIONAL FINALS COMPETITOR INFORMATION

05 Jan 2016

Entry Fee Payments Your entry form, payments, profile, committee voting form and direct deposit details must be received by ABCRA Head Office no later than 4pm on WEDNESDAY, 6th January 2016. If entry fees are not paid by this date, the next qualifier in line will be automatically contact...

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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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Changes to Provisional Campdraft Judges System

24 Aug 2015

PRESS RELEASE Important changes to the Provisional Campdraft Judges System effective 1st December 2015. The following changes do not apply to existing Provisional Campdraft Judges. The following changes do apply to Provisional Campdraft Judges approved on or after December 1st 2015.&nbs...

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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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Close finish makes for tough competition at AELEC in January - get your tickets today!

02 Jan 2015

The 2014 ABCRA National Finals is set to be one to remember with the completion of the 2014 season coming to a close finish! Competitors are now making preparations for the tough competition ahead at the AELEC arena in January 2015. Held during Tamworth’s Country Music Week, the ABCRA Natio...

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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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