About the ABCRA

Australia’s largest non-profit equine sporting organisation.

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ABCRA Council

Chair (President)

Dean Taylor

0467 829 567

Eastern Zone

Christine Jones

0427 006 606

Far North Coast Zone

Scott Davis

0418 431 500

Hunter Zone

Jamie Edmonds

0428 308 010

Mid North Coast Zone

Michael O’Donnell

0409 626 368


Northern Zone

Kristy Lee Oversby |

0417 642 217

North Queensland Zone

Kyle Milgate |

0412 455 073

North West Zone

Peter Kelly |

0447 287 897

Central West Zone

Amanda Spinks |

0427 274 115

Southern Zone

Mark McAuley |

0418 645 141

South West Queensland Zone

Melissa Southern |

0428 858 912

Border Zone

Steven O’Brien |

0419 901 288

WA Zone

Scott Keilar |

0459 916 797

Campdraft MRC Chair/Councillor

Glen Peterson |

0419 016 619

Rodeo MRC Councillor

Maddi Edwards |

0498 723 028

Team Sorting MRC Chair / Councillor

Tracey Boland |

0439 833 931

Check out our councillor's bios...

Amanda Spinks

Amanda began her competitive career in 1975. Those days she was located in Victoria where her event administration assistant roles began.

Whilst still currently an avid campdraft competitor, these days Amanda is a mum of 3 and grandmother of 1. Residing in Gulargambone NSW, Amanda and her husband Steve are kept busy working their trade cattle & cropping property.

In addition to business skills, Amanda brings diverse experience from competing in multiple associations including GCA, SCA & ACA. Some of the highlight achievements include her Junior and Lady GCA titles, Runner up SCA Lady rider title and placings at Paradise Lagoons and Warwick drafts.

A committee member of the Coonamble Rodeo & Campdraft for the past 15 years, Amanda is no stranger to organising large scale events within her local community.

ABCRA involvement began for Amanda in 1980 as a competitor. The Central West Board Director for 2019-20, Amanda is now delighted to represent her zone as ABCRA Councillor.

Christine Jones

Long time ABCRA member Christine Jones calls the Hunter Valley town of Glen Martin NSW home.

Christine, her husband and two children have always had extensive involvement with horses and competition.

An ABCRA member since the 1980’s, Christine is a former rodeo competitor and current campdraft competitor.

Christine brings to the council an array of skills in business and publicity. These assets have been attained during her time as a licensed conveyancer, coupled with her involvement in various groups such as the Classic Ladies Foundation.

While not participating in horse-related activities, Christine enjoys gardening, yoga, running & triathlon.

Dean Taylor

Dean, his wife Hayley and two children reside in the Hunter Valley region of Murrurundi.

Involved with the ABCRA since a very early age, Dean is a former saddle bronc competitor that now competes and judges at campdrafts nationwide.

Dean’s 35-year involvement with the ABCRA as a competitor and official judge leaves him eager to ensure we honour the past while embracing change into the future.

As a stock and station agent & Auctioneer, it comes as no surprise Dean has an avid interest in working dogs.

Kristy-Lee Oversby

A member since age 8, Kristy Lee has been involved with campdrafting both as a competitor and Committee member.

Wife to Gerard and mum of young Cliffy, Kristy Lee manages her family farm operation in the NSW region of Woolbrook near Walcha.

Kristy-Lee enjoys the element of attending Campdrafts and rodeos spending quality time with friends and family, all while having fun on her horses. The growth and prosper of Rodeo and Campdrafts are the dominant goals for Kristy Lee within her councillor position.

Aside from equine activities, Kristy-Lee is a keen local sportsperson and enjoys waterskiing and travel.

Peter Kelly

The Kelly family have had a long involvement with the ABCRA. Son of Bill Kelly life member, Peter has been a Board Director for a period of 12 years and now continues his engagement with the Association as Nth West Zone Councillor.

The grazier from Upper Horton NSW, Peter is a former World Champion saddle bronc rider and multi ABCRA Pick Up man of the year.

Actively still involved in both Rodeo and Campdraft as a competitor and committee member, Peter is a valuable asset to the Association.

Glen Peterson

Glen is a livestock buyer residing in the NSW Cowra region with wife Hannah.

Pony Club saw the beginning of Glen’s involvement in Campdrafting, and since those early days, Glen has accumulated a number of prestige accolades within the sport including multiple ABCRA Rider/Horse titles and Landmark wins.

Glen is actively involved in a campdraft committee and has been a representative of the ABCRA campdraft MRC since 2019.

Glen’s hobbies include breeding quality campdraft horses.


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