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Dalby campdraft hosts the best of the best

INCENTIVE SALE: Maree Fields competes in the Incentive Campdraft finals in Dalby last year. The campdraft is for horses purchased at a previous Dalby Stock Horse Sale.
INCENTIVE SALE: Maree Fields competes in the Incentive Campdraft finals in Dalby last year. The campdraft is for horses purchased at a previous Dalby Stock Horse Sale. Gen Kennedy

THE Incentive Campdraft will be held at this year's Stock Horse Sale at the Dalby Showgrounds from Friday, November 29 through to Sunday, December 1.

Australian Stock Horse Society vice-president Jim Ryan said the draft was for horses sold at last year's sale that were brought back to try and win some cash. There is a $10,000 prize for the highest-scoring gelding.

Mr Ryan said the draft was filled up with many horses on the standby list.

The first run is timed to go at 5.30am on the Friday.

Also on the Friday will be the vendors' luncheon.

The open campdraft will start Friday afternoon and go well into the night.

A stallion show is planned for the Saturday night, when 15 top stock horses will be in the ring working cattle.

They will include Rick Young's 2012 ACA Horse of the Year Marnies Destiny, Terry Hall's Conman and other well-known stock horses.

To coincide with the sale, Cunningham St businesses are being encouraged to don their best country wear and deck out their shop windows with extravagant western themed displays.

The Darling Downs Australian Stock Horse Society is offering a prize of $500 cash to the business with the most creative and stand-out display.

Tickets to an exclusive fine dining experience on the Saturday night of the sales will be presented to the best dressed team.

Entry to the competition is free.

Displays can start at any time from entry but must be completed and on show by Monday, November 25 at 9am.

Formal judging will then take place on Wednesday.

Mr Ryan said the aim of the competition was to encourage Dalby to become a part of the sales.

The sale is the biggest and longest running fully fledged stock horse sale in the country.

Entry is free and a variety of entertainment will be included at the show.

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