Campdrafting

The sport is unique to Australia and growing in popularity both in the competitive filed and with those wanting a better understanding and relationship with their horse.

Many of the skills you will acquire will assist you with general riding and working tasks around your property.

Horses are no different from people in the way they have individual personalities, quirks, likes and dislikes, learning to read the queues they are giving you and responding appropriately will make you a better rider and help you develop a better partnership with your horse.

The idea behind the sport is to choose a beast from the group assembled and then proceed to cut them out from the rest.  The beast will try to manoeuvre around the horse and rider to join back with the mob, it is the riders job to keep the beast separated until the judges have had time to observe the riders skill level.  The beast is moved out of the arena through a gate.

This requires a high degree of skill from both the horse and the rider and it is Rod’s job to help you learn how to work togther the achieve this goal.

What makes our campdrafting different from everyone else is the hands on practical way we teach.

You will get 10 opportunites to work fresh cattle throughout the weekend with a judged run at the end.

The first day is about building a foundation and bond between you and your horse. Helping you through any problems you may be experiencing.

We begin by talking to you about what you can expect over the two days, consilidtating the basics so we have something to build on.

We will film each rider and go through the video with you that evening so you can see where you can improve. Our gusets find this invaluble as they can see first hand what they are doing.

Cots Camp runs weekend clinics each month throughout the year.

  • $418 (inc GST) per person
  • Deposit $198 (inc GST – non refundable)
  • Remaining $220

Non riders for the weekend is $77 (inc GST) this will cover your meals.

One Day Clinic – on request
Minimum of 5 people

  • $220 (inc GST) per person

    Juvenile Weekend Clinics during school holidays
    12 years and under

    • $132 (inc GST) per person

    13 – 16 years

    • $198 (inc GST)

    Things you need to know

    Arrival time is anytime after 1pm Friday and before 8:30pm

    What to bring

    • Fencing for your horses – if you are brining a stallion please message us for conditions
    • Water buckets and feed for horses
    • Your own sleeping gear
    • Generator if you want power at your campsite
    • Dogs are allowed but must be on a lead at all times and tied up when you are riding.

    What we supply

    • Meals from Friday night to Sunday lunch
    • Shower and Toilets
    • Drinks for sale – variety
    • Water for your horses but will need to bring your own hose

    Our Location

    Our address is 577 Power Road Widgee. If you follow Power Road to the end you will come to a gate with Cots Camp on it. Go through the gate, through the cross crossing and over a grid. Keep  following the road up and you will find us.

    2022 Timetable

    January:
    15th – 16th (Juvenile Clinic)

    March:
    5th – 6th

    April:
    2nd – 3rd
    9th – 10th (Juvenile Clinic)

    May:
    14th – 15th
    17th Tania Kernaghan Ride (Sold Out)
    26th Tania Kernaghan Ride (Sold Out)

    June:
    21st Globe Trotting Ride with Rainbow Beach Horse Rides
    25th – 26th
    30th Globe Trotting Ride with Rainbow Beach Horse Rides

    July:
    2nd- 3rd (Juvenile Clinic)
    15th Tania Kernaghan Ride (Sold Out)
    16th Tania Kernaghan Ride (Sold Out)
    23rd – 24th

    August:
    2nd Globe Trotting Ride with Rainbow Beach Horse Rides
    6th – 7th
    16th Tania Kernaghan Ride (Sold Out)
    25th Tania Kernaghan Ride (Sold Out)

    September:
    8th Globe Trotting Ride with Rainbow Beach Horse Rides
    17th – 18th
    24th – 25th (Juvenile Clinic)

    October:
    8th – 9th

    D.C Photography

    Would you like to purchase ALL of your photos and videos from this weekend to keep as a memory forever?

    Price is $25 per disc or

    $35 per USB for individuals

    BYO USB and price will be reduced to $25

    Additional riders photos and videos can be included on your disc or USB for an additional $15 per person

    Please see Dani for details at her facebook page

    D.C Photography

    CONTACT DETAILS

    ROD COTTER
    Camp Location:
    577 Power Road, Widgee QLD 4570

    PHONE: 0429 897 711
    Please send us a text if we don’t answer
    and we will call you back asap.
    We may be in the paddock or on a horse.

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