Amanda Brindle

Age: 22

Hometown:  Mulbring NSW

Amanda has been involved in dancing and gymnastics since she was four years old and continues to stay fit with a fitness training program.  She has a passion for horse riding and training, in particular campdrafting.  Amanda recently volunteered at the Gresford Campdraft and Rodeo.  Amanda’s long term goal is to buy a property, where she can run her own cattle, breed her own campdraft horses and build a campdraft training complex.  Amanda would like to breed cattle to supply to campdraft events in the future.

Rebecca Boyd

Age: 22

Hometown:  Holbrook NSW

Rebecca has ridden horses all her life and this hasn’t left much time for other sporting pursuits.  She is the secretary of the Holbrook Campdraft Committee and is keen to see the Committee grown stronger in the years to come.  Rebecca helps out at a number of local campdrafts, announcing and lending a hand wherever she can.  In the future Rebecca would like to work alongside other campdrafters to grown the Southern Campdraft Association as well as improving her own drafting skills and encourage other women along the way.

Olivia Lindley

Age: 20

Hometown:  Limestone Creek QLD

Olivia enjoys everything to do with horses and when not competing in campdrafts, challenges and cutting she plays OZ Tag and netball. While not an official member of a campdraft committee she is a regular volunteer at drafts helping out in the office, working on the gate or in the back yards. Olivia has an interest in equine and bovine reproduction and her goal is to gain formal qualifications and work in the industry.

Kiana Swain

Age: 18

Hometown: Carlaminda NSW

Kiana’s sporting interests include campdrafting, barrel racing and rugby union.  She is a volunteer for the Nimmitabel Campdraft Association helping with cattle transport and cooking, as well as helping out at other events around the Monaro area. One of Kiana’s goals is to own and operate her own stud with Quarter Horses and Stock Horses and to teach others to ride specialising in campdrafting and barrel racing.

Angela Fordyce

Age: 19

Hometown:  Clermont QLD

Angela’s sporting interests include campdrafting, rowing, netball, basketball, touch football and soccer.  She is a volunteer for the Moranbah Campdraft Committee, pencilling and announcing as well as mustering and loading her family cattle which are donated for the event.  Angela would like to raise awareness and funding for mental health in rural areas.

Amie Shann

Age: 19

Hometown: Clermont QLD

Amie’s sporting interests include campdrafting, netball, rowing and athletics.  She is a member of the Mt Coolon Campdraft Committee and this year has been involved in charity work for the Community Friends Organisation which provides free food to homeless and less fortunate people on the streets of Brisbane.  Amie has an interest in rural journalism and her ideal future would be to live on the land and work as a freelance journalist while breeding and training her own campdraft horses.

Millie Edmonds

Age: 18

Hometown: Merriwa NSW

Millie has been campdrafting with her family since she was old enough to complete.  Her other sporting interests include competing in triathlons, cross country running, athletics and swimming.  She plays tennis, soccer, touch football and hockey.  Millie is a volunteer for the Merriwa campdraft committee, Classic Ladies Foundation and the Women’s Shelter in Armidale.   She would like to travel throughout Australia working in the rural sector and to pursue a career in agriculture in the future.

Alice Fitzpatrick

Age: 24

Hometown:Yarrawonga VIC

Alice loves campdrafting, she says “it’s addictive”! She is also a keen challenge competitor competing in events such as the Battle on the Bidgee and The Man From Snowy River Challenge.  She has started competing in cutting events and enjoys the places cutting has taken her and the people she has met along the way.  Alice is a volunteer for the Bacchus Marsh Campdraft and the annual youth camp.  She also helps out at the local pony club of which she was a member for many years.  One of Alice’s goals is to breed, train and compete on her own cow horses and to pass on her knowledge to others. In the future Alice, would also like to operate her own cattle breeding enterprise and from her experiences, educate farmers to run more efficient and resilient farms.  Alice would love to share her industry and life experiences and be a role model for young rural women.

Carlee Clews

Age: 18

Hometown: Alpha QLD

Carlee’s sporting interests include campdrafting, touch football, Rugby 7’s, netball and water skiing.  Carlee is an active member of the Alpha Rodeo Association.  She volunteers for the Alpha Jockey Club and the Rockhampton Brothers Rugby Union.  Carlee’s goals include gaining her cattle preg testing certificate and broadening her knowledge of horse fertility and breeding. Carlee wants to pursue a future career in the rural industry and continue to be actively involved in campdrafting.

Dani Robson

Age: 23

Hometown: Tamworth NSW

Dani is a keen horse woman and has played a variety of team sports throughout her school and university years.  Dani has represented Australia internationally with the Australian Girls Choir, also at the New Zealand Royal Show showing cattle and Farmfair International Canada.  She is a member of the Tamworth Campdraft Club, Tamworth Show Society, Rural Science Undergraduate Society, Royal Agricultural Society and Australian Stock Horse Society volunteering her time to events held by each group.  Dani has a passion to help others achieve their goals, particularly young rural women.  Her own goals include working in the field of animal nutrition, particularly cattle and horses.

Katie de Jong

Age: 20

Hometown:Manilla NSW

Katie is a successful campdrafter and also competes in Australian Stock Horse classes and show cattle competitions.  She also plays touch football.  Katie volunteers at the ABCRA National Finals, the Manilla and Barraba Pony Clubs and is the Publicity Officer for the Manilla Campdraft Committee and a former Publicity Officer for the Shorthorn Youth Committee and Farmfair International Member, Alberta Canada.  Katie’s interests lie in research including alternative veterinary practices and equine sports medicine and she hopes to travel the world with her research.  She breeds her own Shorthorn cattle and her goal is to create innovative and sustainable ways to provide beef for Australia in the future.  Australian Stock Horses are also one of Katie’s passions she is an advocate of the importance of the history of the breed and the Heritage Stock Horse.

Samantha Kerr

Age: 22

Hometown:Tumut NSW

Sam has been campdrafting since she was 8 and one of her favourite aspects of drafting is the friends she has made over the years.  Sam also is a State Age Championship Netball rep and has captained the team.  She is a volunteer for the Tumut Rodeo and Campdraft and in 2017 was their Publicity Officer.  Sam has recently developed a passion for working dogs and enjoys training her own dogs.    Sam has an interest in rural and remote education and in the future would like to work in education focusing on educating rural and remotely based children, while continuing to pursue her interests in the campdraft arena, competing on horses she has trained herself.

Shannon Taylor

Age: 20

Hometown: Tandarra VIC

Shannon’s sporting interests include campdrafting, rugby, AFL and netball. She is a member of the Tarcutta Campdraft Committee and helps out at the Maldon draft. Shannon is interested in beef cattle and one of her goals is to work in the Agricultural Finance Sector, while continuing on with the family’s Santa Gertrudis Stud and building a strong team of her own campdraft horses.

Taniesha Southeron

Age: 20

Hometown: Walcha NSW

Taniesha’s sporting interests include campdrafting, touch football, Rugby 7’s Rugby 10’s, Volley Ball, Hockey and Basketball.  She is a volunteer for the Walcha Golden Gate Campdraft, Meals on Wheels, Youngcare and Red Cross Services.  She is a Dolly’s Dream Foundation Advocate, Secretary of the Walcha Touch Football Assoc involved arranging charity sport matches such as Beat the Breakdown and Relay for Life. Taniesha has an interest in the beef export trade and animal nutrition as well as the equine industry and sees herself in a career in one of these industries in the future. Taniesha takes inspiration from the many women working in the agricultural industry that she met while in the Northern Territory and her ambition is to become a role model to young rural women in the future.

Tori Rafton

Age: 24

Hometown: Mt Marshall QLD

Tori is interested in anything horses but mainly campdrafting and cutting.  She is a volunteer for the Allora Pony Club, of which she was a member while growing up.  She also volunteers for the Warwick Show and One Day events held at Moore Park Warwick.  Tori is a committee member of the Allora Campdraft and also the Warwick Gold Cup & Rodeo Associations volunteering as an arena cleaner, in the office and for the Rodeo Queen Quest. Tori has had the honour of singing the National Anthem during the Warwick Gold Cup Grand Entry on two occasions. One of Tori’s goals is to win a draft, cutting or challenge event on a horse she has bred and trained herself. Tori has a new found interest in showing her family’s Limousin Stud Cattle and is keen to continue to grow the stud and continue their own bloodlines.

Laura Sharp

Age: 18

Hometown: Byng NSW

Laura enjoys campdrafting as well as competing in ASH shows, ASH Challenges and cow horse competitions.  She also plays netball and touch football and enjoys water skiing.  Laura volunteers for her local campdraft club, the Orange Clay Target Club and the local CWA.  She is involved in fundraising for the bushfire brigade, Red Shield Appeal, Church fetes and various school fundraisers, as well as raising funds through the Orange Clay Target Club for a prostate cancer machine.  One of Laura’s goals is to qualify for the ABCRA National Finals. Rural real estate is where Laura hopes to find a career in the future.

Tess Southeron

Age: 24

Hometown: Walcha NSW

Tess enjoys campdrafting and playing touch football.  She is a volunteer for the Walcha Golden Gate Campdraft & Rodeo, Dolly’s Dream Foundation and Jump4Em Charity Campdraft and Fundraiser.  Tess has a goal to help the people living in rural communities and sees herself doing so by attaining formal qualifications in either child care or the medical field when she completes her overseas travels.

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