News / 19 May 2022

We wrap up our World Championship Gold Buckle Campdraft 2022…

We wrap up our World Championship Gold Buckle Campdraft 2022…

Firstly thank you to all who participated in our Ringers Western World Championship Gold Buckle Campdraft. Whether you were giving it your all competing on horseback, cheering on in the grandstands or spectating with bated breath from home – this year proved to be our biggest and most successful yet.

We had 268 riders compete with over 500 horses and over 1,200 runs across the four days… Not to mention reaching full capacity on Saturday with all of our grandstands packed to the rafters. We were able to showcase the entire event on live free-to-air television including Equestrian Life and 7mate to over 240,000 people Australia wide.

Across four action packed days showcasing campdraft royalty going head to head in a series of exciting events, we saw Mat Holz riding Nonda Last Frontier take home the coveted Gold Buckle Championship and $100,000 cash prize with a score of 179.32.
Hugh Miles riding Chic Acres missed out on the Gold Buckle by just a hair – keeping us on the edge of our seats with a close second placing score of 179.
Mark Buttsworth & Ben Hall placed an equal third place respectively with a shared score of 178.33.
Our 2022 Feature Cut Out Final was won by Mark Buttsworth riding Peps Double Rey with the highest possible score of 25 points. Mark also took home the highest aggregated score win with a score of 356.99 awarding him the prize of a beautiful Roohide Saddlery swinging fender.
The inaugural 4cyte Ladies Dash for Cash was won by Vicki Hiscock riding Mewburn Bamalam showcasing a gobsmacking run, whilst the State of Origin competition had the crowds going wild with team Ariat hailing from QLD consisting of Pete Comiskey, Ben Hall and Hugh Miles taking out the honors.
This year also saw the inclusion of two brand new Junior & Juvenile events, with the youngest rider being just 8 years old. We saw Chelsea Gardiner on her horse Cahoots Crackerjack take home the Junior Draft win and Bailey O’Dell riding Count Duckala was our Juvenile Draft winner competing alongside many aspirational upcoming young drafters.

To go out with a bang we welcomed performers Lee Kernaghan & James Blundell to the stage with supporting acts Southbound XO & Sara Berki and knocked back a couple of cold ones, celebrating with our loved ones the completion of this years World Championship Gold Buckle Campdraft…

We are already counting down the days to next year!

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