Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Downs Polo Club Camp Draft returns to Allora

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Last weekend the Downs Polo Club brought back their annual camp draft after weather-related and covid-related absences from the events calendar.

The committee welcomed over 300 competitors to the Allora Showgrounds with many local horsemen and women putting on a spectacular show of horsemanship and equine athleticism.

Some competitors travelled from as far as Alpha, central Queensland to take part in the draft.

L-R: Zak O’Brien and Nierboo Recon winners of the Pursehouse Rural Open Draft. Judge Ian Glasby; Allora competitor Rose Picton competing in the Onadare Group Novice Draft. Photos courtesy Jess L Rea Photography.

700 head of cattle were donated by local producers Kev Ryan, John Ryan, Dan Brash, Royston Carter and Tom O’Donoghue.

This fantastic weekend of drafting was held on the downs thanks to the hard work and dedication of the committee.

A special mention to camp draft secretary, Angie Seibel from Goodwood Equine, who made sure everything was in order for all competitors.

Mark your calendar for upcoming events hosted by the Downs Polo Club.

April will see the start of the polo season with the Eagers Shield running over two weekends, the 22nd and 23rd April and the 29th and 30th April at the Clifton Showgrounds.

Allora Advertiser 8 March 2023

This article appeared in the Allora Advertiser, 8 March 2023.


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