ABCRA National Finals

Catch up on all the action from the 2023 National Finals!


ABCRA National Finals

Catch up on all the action from the 2023 National Finals!

Australia’s largest non-profit equine sporting organisation.

The Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft and Rodeo Association (ABCRA) is Australia’s largest non-profit equine sporting organisation, formed in 1946 for the purpose of co-ordinating and assisting affiliated committees to conduct rodeo, Campdraft, challenge, sorting and penning events.

The Association has been part of the Australian rodeo and Campdraft industry and the rural community for over seven decades, in many cases paving the way for the continued growth of the sports.

The ABCRA strives to be the leading organisation for campdrafting, rodeo and other sports involving horsemanship in Australia and it has a rich history founded on the principles of tradition, pride and spirit. The Association has grown to be Australia’s only and largest organisation administering the sports of campdrafting and rodeo under one entity.

The ABCRA boasts more than 7,000 members Australia wide and has 212 affiliated committees across the country that combine to run more than 500 events annually. The Association also hosts the largest rodeo and campdraft National Finals event in Australia, with over 400 competitors and 10,000 spectators.

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Australia’s best rodeo competitors crowned in Tamworth, NSW

Australia’s best rodeo competitors have been crowned with the Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft and Rodeo Association’s (ABCRA) National Finals Rodeo wrapping up at the Australian Equine Livestock and Events Centre (AELEC) in Tamworth, NSW over the weekend. 

More than 210 competitors competed across the three-days in junior and senior events, with Wade McCarthy from Muckenburra, WA named the All Round Cowboy National Title winner and the Bull Ride National Title winner, while Tamworth’s Anna Crisp took out the All Round Cowgirl National Title, as well as the Breakaway Roping National Title with ‘Chex R All I Know’, which was also named Breakaway Roping Horse of the Year. 

Isaac LeClair from Kiara, WA was named the Graham Keir Memorial All Round Rookie Cowboy, and Jolene Kallus from Eumungerie, NSW was crowned the Graham Keir Memorial All Round Rookie Cowgirl. Bendemeer’s Braith Nock with crowned Rookie Bull Ride Champion and Tammy Cooper from Glen Oak, NSW was named Rookie Barrel Race Champion with ‘Rio’. 

ABCRA Executive Officer, Craig Young said there was some serious competition across the three-days, with the nation’s top competitors on show. 

“We had a fantastic National Finals event, with numerous National Title winners and Aggregate Champions crowned across all rodeo disciplines,” he said. 

“Tamworth’s Travis Heeb took out both the National Title and Aggregate Champion in the Bareback, and Jayden Blacker was crowned Saddle Bronc National Title winner. 

“Katina Matthews also impressed, taking out the Barrel Race National Title on ‘Filthy Rich N Famous’, which was also named Barrel Horse of the Year.” 

The event also raised money for charity, with several thousand raised for the NSW Cancer Council at the traditional blanket drop that was held during the Tough Enough to Wear Pink night on Friday. 

“We always loved to support the NSW Cancer Council and since 2011 more than $75,000 has been raised through dedicated rodeo events,” said Mr Young. 

“An almost sell-out crowd on Saturday night, also helped support Lifeline during the Bruce Green Memorial night and raise funds for a new crisis support centre in the region.” 

A full list of National Title winners, Aggregate Champions and Rookie Champions can be found here. 

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2023 Tumut Campdraft

Date: 01/12/2023
Time: 12:00 pm

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Blayney Shire Horse Sports Challenge

Date: 02/12/2023
Time: 5:00 pm

Start Date: 2/12/2023 End Date: 3/12/2023 Entry Open Date: Late Fee Cutoff Date: Entry Closed Date: Grade: Training/Clinic Affiliate Information Affiliate: BLAYNEY SHIRE HORSE SPORTS ASSOCIATION INC. Secretary: Kim

Glen Innes Show Society Campdraft

Date: 08/12/2023
Time: 5:00 pm

Start Date: 8/12/2023 End Date: 10/12/2023 Entry Open Date: 21/11/2023 10:00:00 AM Late Fee Cutoff Date: Entry Closed Date: 22/11/2023 10:01:00 AM Grade: Full Points Affiliate Information Affiliate: GLEN INNES SHOW

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