CAMPDRAFT: Karl Burton quickly moves around the ring.
CAMPDRAFT: Karl Burton quickly moves around the ring.

Karl rushes in for second



FOR Karl Burton competing in the Rocky Rush is just a hobby, but his quick darting around the ring on horse Zena has placed him second in events so far.

The annual Rocky Rush, held at Ridgelands, has seen competitors from around Australia participating for their chance to win.

Mr Burton, of Jondaryan travelled seven hours for his chance to shine this year.

"It (camp drafting) is my hobby but I have made a business out of it too,'' the 25-year-old said.

"I am sitting number two at the moment so I hope to keep that position or do better today.

"I am only in my second year competing but have been campdrafting for five years now.''

Mr Burton said the Rocky Rush challenge had a campdraft and cutting phase.

"Both events also have another three phases each and the top 10 for each get to do it all again.

"The challenge is for junior horses and open horses.

"I won the novice campdraft and my junior horse was in the final of the junior challenge, she also won the cutting phase.''

The Rocky Rush began on Monday and will conclude today.

President of the Capricorn Work Horses Association Peter Hall said this year's Rocky Rush had been beyond expectations.

"The quality of the cattle is excellent,'' Mr Hall said.

"It is fast becoming the best challenge event in Australia.



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