Campdraft National Judges Panel

The ABCRA National Judges Panel ensures the standard of our sport is upheld to the highest level.

The National Judges panellists have the responsibility to:

Ensure adequate process for rule change suggestions

  • Review the Rule Book annually and advise any recommended changes;
  • In consultation with Board, review all rule changes put forward from committees and members before implementation;

Maintain a baseline level of quality amongst our ABCRA Judges

  • Encourage, mentor and foster judges;
  • Set the curriculum for the Judge’s seminars, assess and train seminar facilitators;
  • Facilitate seminars
  • Set the assessment process for judging approvals;

Support our existing judges, Maintain rules/safety and Animal welfare standards  

  • Liaise and advise judges where necessary and when requested on ABCRA Rules, Work Health and Safety and Animal Welfare issues;
  • Review and advise on complaints;
  • Report any breaches of the ABCRA’s Code of conduct, Rules, Animal Welfare Code, Work Health and Safety issues to head office in writing immediately for appropriate consideration and action;
  • Report any issues known to the respective Event director & judges prior to competition.


The appointed Campdraft National Judges Panel from 17.5.21

Ben Rossiter

A Grazier and Civil Engineer from Tamworth, Ben Rossiter has been an active member of the association since he was 14 years old. Ben’s wife Emma, and three boys Cade, Blake and Beau are all also keen Campdraft and Rodeo competitors. 

With 7 years of judging experience, Ben’s vision while on the National Judges Panel is to support other judges and mentor new judges who are coming through the ranks. He would also like to educate competitors to understand what judges are looking for. 

Horses, cattle and rural life consume most of Ben’s time. The competitive campdrafter says his career highlight was winning the Feature Novice in a 600 plus strong field at Armidale on his good mare Kelly. 

With decades of industry knowledge to his name, Ben is a valuable asset to the National Judges Panel.

Al Sullivan

Residing in Manilla NSW, Al Sullivan lives with his wife Kate and two boys Joe and Jack. 

Al has been an active member of the association for over 25 years, and has also been an accredited judge of the ABCRA for 20 years. 

Al says his goals for his position on the National Judges Panel include getting more people into judging, while promoting confidence and knowledge to get people started in the field. 

Al’s passion for the industry and years of experience make him a respected member of the National Judges Panel. 

Jack Gallagher

With the belief that Campdrafting is truly the greatest family sport, Jack Gallagher has been a member of the Association for 45 years. His wife Mandy, and children Katrina and Brieanna also enjoy competing 

The Farm Manager from Bundarra has been an accredited judge for the last 45 years. Jack says his goal for his position on the National Judges Panel is to introduce video trainings to help judges understand run content, rules, etc, as this will give beginner judges more confidence in the field. 

With 45 years of industry knowledge and several competition titles, Jack is a true asset to the National Judges Panel and we look forward to following his journey. 

Tim Hollis

Stock and station agent Tim Hollis has been involved with the ABCRA his entire life. Together with his wife Amanda, and children Amelia and Henry, Tim called Gunnedah, NSW home. 

A judge since he was old enough to be eligible, Tim’s goal as a part of the NJP is to help mentor up-and-coming judges, while providing support for existing judges for consistent quality. 

Tim is a renowned quality competitor and judge, making him a true asset to the Panel. 


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