Drafters to chase the cash prize in Toogoolawah
A TRADITION for more than 50 years will once again descend on Toogoolawah this week.
The 2015 Toogoolawah Campdraft will hit the Toogoolawah Showgrounds this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (March 6-8).
Riders will compete in a range of categories, including junior/juvenile, maiden A campdraft, maiden B campdraft, novice, restricted opens, and open campdraft.
It will be a huge three days of action, with 1111 competitors entering to compete for $20,000 worth of prize money.
Toogoolawah Show Society secretary Lynne Teske said the campdraft continued to be popular among the campdrafting elite, with nominations fully booked within one day.
"A lot of people, who have been coming here for many years, say it's very well run, relaxing and family friendly," she said.
"Campdrafting people are very friendly, they are there to ride and compete but also to spend some family time and catch up with people you don't see every day.
"You also meet new people all the time and I think it's a good weekend."
Competitors from as far away as Kyogle, Roma, Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast will travel to the event.
The campdraft will also turn pink this year, endeavouring to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation.
In the spirit of the occasion, special performers AJ MuRiel and MaVis will entertain crowds with their country and western flair and comedic antics.
AJ MuRiel and MaVis will perform following the funny Bareback Cut-out on Saturday night.