Campdrafting is one of Australia’s fastest growing equestrian sports, with large participation numbers hailing from regional and rural areas. The NEGS Campdraft Squad is an exciting opportunity for motivated and committed riders to develop and improve their skills, and train with industry professionals. Students have the opportunity to work with live cattle, refine skills during dry work and improve technical accuracy during mechanical cow sessions.
NEGS’ campdrafting team is well catered for under the watchful eye of coach Gloria McCormack. Gloria is an accomplished horsewoman who has had a lifetime of involvement with horses. She has competed successfully across many disciplines, most notably campdrafts and challenges. Along with her husband Phillip they breed, train and sell their “Clearchoice” performance horses at the major sales. She is an accredited judge and assignments have taken her to most parts of Australia including Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland. She is also a NEGS Old Girl which gives her an insight into the unique environment of the girls living away from home and family.
NEGS Campdraft Squad
With a focus on horsemanship and the development of the athlete both in training and ultimately in competition, the program is geared allowing riders to make the transition into the industry seamless. From 2019 there is an exciting introduction of on site bison into the camp draft program, taking the training of our future athletes to another level.
Students taking part in the program have the opportunity of working with successful competitor and professional trainer in the industry, NEGS campdraft coach Gloria McCormack. Riders are also invited to request private lessons and horse schooling with Gloria.
NEGS CAMPDRAFT AND HORSEMANSHIP COACH: GLORIA MCCORMACK
- Weekly squad training during Term (Tues 4-6pm)
- Including dry work, cattle work and mechanical cow
- Horse fitness and nutrition mentoring
- Compulsory attendance at group training (unless written notice is given in advance)
- Campdraft Squad Term fee paid upfront
- Booking of private lessons and schooling made in advance at the beginning of Term
- Dedication to correct horsemanship and horse management
- Adherence to the NEGS Sport Code of Conduct
PLEASE NOTE: As the whole program is designed to emphasise the importance of having a consistent, ongoing and correct training and management program, reimbursements for a missed squad lesson will only occur when a Doctor or Veterinary certificate is presented to the EC front office no later than 24hrs after the lesson. There will be no reimbursement for any other reason than a Vet or DR certificate.
PROGRAM DURATION: 7 week program