Glen Innes campdraft this weekend

2015 judge for the Ladies' draft Ben Wirth with winner Deanna Beaumont. File pic.
2015 judge for the Ladies' draft Ben Wirth with winner Deanna Beaumont. File pic.

A huge amount of entries greeted organisers of the annual Glen Innes campdraft.

An extra day had to be added for the normally two-day event which will begin this Friday instead of Saturday. 

With the drought forcing the cancellation of campdrafts around the state, the Glen Innes event drew more than double the expected number of entries. 

“There was probably an overwhelming number -we were originally hoping for around 700 but we ended up with 1650,” organiser Natasha McLennan said. 

“Not many campdrafts have been running so that's why everyone has been pretty keen to get involved.”

One of the major drawcards, in terms of spectator events, is the junior rodeo on Saturday from 6.30pm. 

There will be the under 8 poddy rides, steer rides and a station buckjump. 

McLennan is expecting it to be popular once again. 

“They take it [entry] on the day but most of the young boys that campdraft will be in it,” she said. 

“There will be a full bar there for them and food available. 

“It is all free entry so that helps.”

The novice begins on Friday and then there will be maiden, open, open for open, ladies, juvenile and junior drafts with the local pony club hosting a blue jeans day on Sunday.