Murrurundi the place to be for Bushmen’s carnival

IF you are a campdrafter or even just a horse lover then Murrurundi is the place to be this coming weekend as the village's Bushmen's Carnival plays out at the Rosedale horse arena.

With a record number of entries and an action-packed entrainment line-up, the carnival is set down to run from Friday to Sunday afternoon while the following Saturday, a junior rodeo will be held in two stages, one in the morning and the second in the afternoon at the complex.

“We have tried this year to compose an event that would appeal to everybody,” secretary Jacqui Simpson said.

“We’ve received over 1000 entries and have had to trim it back to about 800 to give everyone a chance to compete.

“This year's prize is a Joe Farley (K3F) saddle worth more than $4000.”

Simpson is also proud of the fact the draft managed to attract Clay Evans to demonstrate a popular US event, the Reined Cowhorse.

“He will be doing showings intermittently from 10am on Saturday and through the rest of the weekend,” she said.

The campdraft will kick off with the Barbara Smith Memorial Ladies Draft and conclude with round two of the maiden final on Sunday.

Entertainment on the Saturday evening will be with Jess Holland and the bar will be organised by The White Hart Hotel of Murrurundi.

Also, on Saturday there is a barbecue dinner organised by Blandford School costing $20 a ticket.