ACA Youth Reporters

Caitlin Cronin

1. When did you join the ACA Team?

2020.

2. What do you like most about Campdrafting?

The thing I like most about campdrafting is it is a time where you can catch up with distant friends and build a better bond with my horses. 

3. What are your hobbies?

My hobbies are netball, campdrafting and making scarves, scrunchies, etc. 

4. What do you want to be when you grow up?

When I grow up, I want to run my own well-known clothing business that will be in handy for campdrafts.

5. Which campdraft would be your favourite?

My favourite campdraft would be Brunette Downs Campdraft in the Tablelands, Northern Territory as it usually runs twice a year and is a really good turn out. 

6. Which is your favourite Campdrafting horse?

My two favourite campdrafting horses are Black Biddy and Pam as they are good trusty mares. 

7. How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Kind, determined and funny. 


 

Ella-Rae Hills

1. When did you join the ACA Team?

Early in 2020.

2. What do you like most about Campdrafting?

I get to ride my horses, see my friends and have a fun weekend.

3. What are your hobbies?

Riding horses, playing with my friends and other animals.

4. What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to work on a cattle station and do campdrafts on some weekends.

5. Which campdraft would be your favourite?

Einasleigh campdraft.

6. Which is your favourite Campdrafting horse?

My favourite campdrafting horse would be Iownim. He was gifted to me from Jack Morris after his campdrafting retirement for adults.

7. How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Crazy, determined and feisty.


Ellie Wells

1. When did you join the ACA Team?

February 2020.

2. What do you like most about Campdrafting?

I love everything about Campdrafting as it is fun, competitive, involves horses, cattle and the challenge of always improving your horses and horsemanship.

3. What are your hobbies?

My hobbies are riding horses, playing netball, footy, running and making halters.

4. What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be either a Veterinarian or a Horse Trainer.

5. Which campdraft would be your favourite?

My favorite Campdraft would have to be either Barcaldine or Augathella, as they always have a laid-back friendly and fun atmosphere!

6. Which is your favourite Campdrafting horse?

Too many to mention! But my favorites include three horses that I have learnt a lot and had plenty of fun on! Pretty Neat (by Chevin Ivory) is a little mare that I draft currently. Wellswood Mystery (Moonie) was my third horse, (by Blue Moon Mystic) and the best kids horse imaginable, I had so much fun on her! Rosette is an awesome mare who I drafted last year, (Lindsay x Star Black Minstrel) she taught me so much and increased my confidence as a competitor.

7. How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

 I have no idea… so I asked my family to describe me as follows:

Mum – conscientious

Dad – happy

My brother  – annoying


Jaye Radel

1. When did you join the ACA Team?

January 2020.

2. What do you like most about Campdrafting?

Competing against some of the best riders in the game, as well as the social side and being able to see friends from all across Queensland.

3. What are your hobbies?

Playing touch footy and rugby league, and training young horses.

4. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Primary school teacher or work in the Agriculture industry.

5. Which campdraft would be your favourite?

Injune or Tooloombilla.

6. Which is your favourite Campdrafting horse?

My favourite horse to compete on is Slinky, by Salute, because I have done all the training on her and it’s great to see her improve from draft to draft.

7. How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Outgoing, persistent and compassionate. 


Shannon Kelly

1. When did you join the ACA Team?

February 2020.

2. What do you like most about Campdrafting?

I love the close family that campdrafting provides. I have made many friends through the sport and the support and encouragement they offer is also so amazing. At every campdraft, you can also promise that there will be someone on the side of the arena coaching you and cheering you on, helping to support the Junior and Juvenile riders in our club. I also love the adrenaline galloping around the course gives you, and the amazing feeling and buzz you get when you have a good run. 

3. What are your hobbies?

Horse riding is my most loved hobby and I compete in many different disciplines within the sport. I also play rugby and love all sports. I enjoy drawing and can often be found huddled up in my bedroom with a notebook and pencil drawing for hours. I love just being out in nature, taking photos, listening to the sounds of nature and enjoying our beautiful country. 

4. What do you want to be when you grow up?

I have no idea! I love most of my subjects at school but there hasn’t been one that stands out for me yet so I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. 

5. Which campdraft would be your favourite?

My favourite campdraft to participate in is the Twilight Campdraft held at Hamilton in Tasmania each year. It is always so much fun and a nice relaxed day to get out and compete in the sport I love. 

6. Which is your favourite Campdrafting horse?

My favourite horse to campdraft on would be one of the horses my parents bred, Twogums Romeo. I do everything with Romeo, from state level dressage, to show jumping, cross country and campdrafting. He is always so calm and has helped me gain a lot of confidence out in the arena. 

7. How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Creative, determined and observant.


Tate Harm

1. When did you join the ACA Team?

January 2020.

2. What do you like most about Campdrafting?

I like seeing everybody and talking to them. Also, I just like to ride my horse.

3. What are your hobbies?

Other than riding horses, I like to explore, practice archery, learning to box, do art and listening to music. 

4. What do you want to be when you grow up?

A cattle king, (and an all-round MR nice guy). All so a professional boxer or if that does not work out, maybe a box maker!

5. Which campdraft would be your favourite?

My favourite campdraft to participate in is the Twilight Campdraft held at Hamilton in Tasmania each year. It is always so much fun and a nice relaxed day to get out and compete in the sport I love. 

6. Which is your favourite Campdrafting horse?

Of course, The Chinchilla Grandfather Clock.

7. How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Helpful, perfectionist and brave.