Camp drafting competitor Bec Briggs is back in the saddle this weekend thanks to sponsors Allan and Rachel Neal from Neal’s Meats and John Jeffries from Betta Electrical.
Camp drafting competitor Bec Briggs is back in the saddle this weekend thanks to sponsors Allan and Rachel Neal from Neal’s Meats and John Jeffries from Betta Electrical. Craig Warhurst

Bec Briggs aims for the top

BEC Briggs has done a lot of things since she won her Queensland and Australian rodeo titles in 2004.

The Gympie girl has been married, had two kids, Cooper and Slater and now she is turning her hand to the world of camp drafting and wants to make it to the top.

Bec and her 12-year-old stallion Panorama are heading to her first real competition at Gunalda this weekend and she says she couldn’t have done it without the help of sponsors Neal’s Meats and Betta Electrical.

“I have great sponsors and I would like to thank the Phoenix hotel as well.”

Bec says camp drafting is based on the skill of both the horse and the rider.

She says there is generally five to 10 head of cattle in a yard and the horse and rider has to cut a beast out, guide them on a figure eight course and then gate them.

“My aim is to reach the top in camp drafting – I would love to win Warwicks Gold Cup, next year,” Bec said.

“I have a very good stock horse, he should be able to take me to the top.

“I have gone as far as I can in rodeo, now I am after the camp drafting side of things.

Bec has been practising her camp drafting skills for the last three years by going mustering every weekend at acreage at Goomong and Tuchekoi.

“I can’t wait for the competition,” she said.

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