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Bunnan Campdraft

Bunnan is a small town about 10kms from our farm.

It used to have a school, a post office, a store and a pub .

But now the centre of life is the Campground and Sports club.

There used to be a great campdraft every November, but not in the last few years. The drought had made it impossible.

Despite the area suffering from crippling conditions for more than two years, the organisers decided to hold an impromptu event this May and while race goers were flocking into the Scone Racecourse,  hundreds of floats were heading 35 kms down the road, to Bunnan.

It was chilly but dry and the whole area was soon packed out with vans and floats, horses, kids and families.

In the main arena , competitors lined up to try their luck and reveal their skill at drafting an animal around a course.

The campdraft is over two days and offers many a few days of relief from the repetitive tasks of feeding and managing stock on their farms, when it is still so dry.

Events like this, lift the spirits and enable the sharing of stories and camaraderie.