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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Ringers Western Gold Buckle Campdraft Championship 2023

In its seventh year, Willinga Park at Bawley Point on the South Coast NSW, will host the richest campdraft competition from 17th May to 20th May 2023, attracting the best competitors and horses from around the country. With a prize pool of $400,000 in cash and prizes, the winner of the prestigious Gold Buckle will take home a $100,000 cash prize.

Campdrafting is a quintessential Australian sport, born over 100 years ago where drovers would challenge each other to see who the better stock and horse riders were. Today, it has grown from an outback station activity to a highly successful national sport which continues here at Willinga Park.

With more than 550 horses expected to compete at Willinga Park, the Ringers Western Gold Buckle Campdraft Championship 2023 will hold six events, over four thrilling days, it is not only exciting for competitors it has also become a major drawcard for spectators.

“The Willinga Park team are excited that this event continues to be an annual highlight for campdraft competitors and spectators across Australia. This year’s event will again attract the best riders and horses across Australia and will be livestreamed so viewers can catch all the action no matter where they are” Terry Snow said.

“Campdrafting is important for Australia; it’s an Australian sport for Australian horses and we are proud to continue to grow the awareness of it here at Willinga Park”.

This year’s Ringers Western Gold Buckle Campdraft Championship 2023 program is full to the brim with events and activities including the iconic Gold Buckle Championship, the State of Origin contest, the Cut-Out competition, and Ladies Dash for Cash. The event will also showcase some of Australia’s finest upcoming drafters in the junior and juvenile draft.

Experience campdraft, entertainment, street food and more at the renowned Willinga Park.


Ringers Western Gold Buckle Campdraft Championship, 17 to 20 May, 2023

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