20/21
CHAMPION

Ben Hall &

Halls Pledge

Halls Pledge is a rising 5 year old mare

by none other than Daleys Play Rio,

out of Halls Dry Destiny (Hardtymze Romantic Doc).

Bred by Ben & Jaye, Pledge was sold at Tamworth Nutrien Sale 2018 and purchased by CM Pastoral Co. for $18,000. After the loss of her mother to colic, Craig & Carolyn McNabb kindly sent Pledge back to Ben & Jaye to continue her career with them while they watch with pleasure her success. 

Pledge went back to Tamworth Nutrien Classic as a 4yo and placed 3rd. She will then be campaigned at the 2022 Tamworth Nutrien Classic. 

Placings :

1st - Burke & Wills

2nd - Hughenden

3rd - Paradise Lagoons

3rd - Winton

Winner of 2021 Series, Capella

"The Future Stars Futurity Series is great to acknowledge the young horses doing well in Futurities" - Ben & Jaye Hall

Ben & Jaye own her full sister, Halls Plenty and campaign her in the Rookie Horse Series. 

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18/19
CHAMPION

Berry Shann &

Smith Family Marky Mark

Marky Mark, has taken the Campdrafting world by storm! Berry wishes he "had 5 just like him". 

A rising 5 year old gelding, he is by Palmers Navaho

out of Smith Family Playing Like Jess

Marky Mark was bred by the Smith Family and now calls Nibbereena home.

Marky Mark has had a stellar start to his career winning the 2018 and 2019

Moranbah Futurity Drafts.

Placings :

1st - Moranbah Bronze Titles

2nd - Paradise Lagoons

3rd - Bowen River

5th - Cloncurry

Winner of 2019 Series, Hughenden

17/18 CHAMPION

Lance Spannagle &

Starelle Brandy

Brandy is a rising 4 year old mare

by Lu Diamond Phillips out of

Starelle Raindrop.

"Brandy is affectionate, a pleasure to have around and she can be ridden by anyone

in the our family".

She was bred by Nic Stark and was purchased out of the 2016 Toowoomba Landmark Sale as a led filly.

Lance & Melissa hope to breed her

at the end of this year. 

Placings :

1st - Nebo Classic Challenge

2nd (eq) - Paradise Lagoons

3rd - Ridgelands

2nd - Bauhinia

6th - Clermont

Winner of 2018 Series, Clarke Creek

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16/17
CHAMPION

Steve Comiskey &

Mr Sylvester

This is how this beaut little horse was advertised at Tamworth Landmark Sale;

"An exciting young gelding with

eye catching presence".

By Sophisticated Catt and out of Madam Destiny, Brock and Caroline Heumiller could not pass up the opportunity to purchase this Phil Dawson cutting trained, 2015 NCHA Finalist who absolutely has the looks.   

Mr Sylvester had an impressive year of futurity campdrafting, 2nd at Paradise Lagoons, winning the cut out and on the same weekend placed 3rd in the two handed cutting.

 

Steve Comiskey rode Mr Sylvester to victory in the Future Stars series hosted by Alpha Campdraft where they ran a massive

91 point round.  

"Sylvester is such a pest, he makes me laugh.

He is the absolute best horse I have

ridden" - Caroline Heumiller

15/16
CHAMPION

Will Durkin &

Willdraft Atomic

This striking chestnut gelding by

Soda Justice is out of the Yallatup Rivoli Rex mare in Willdraft Reveal. 

Will Durkin purchased Atomic out of Tamworth Landmark Sale and immediately impressed Will by getting straight to work and winning 2 Futurity Campdrafts. He was campaigned at Twin Hills, Capella, Hughenden, Winton, Julia Creek,

Gold City and Clermont.  

Will and Atomic then won the prestigious

Gelding Incentive Draft at Tamworth.

Will then sold Atomic to Lloyd Hick who went on to win Maiden and Novice Campdrafs and collect multiple placings. 

 

"I enjoyed campdrafting Willdraft Atomic as he

is so easy going" - Will Durkin.  

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14/15
CHAMPION

Rob Durkin &

Durkins Jewel

Durkins Jewel, by Hazelwood Conman,

is out of Durkins Pearl (Black Breeze)

who is from the mighty mare line in

Durkins Diamond. A common thread in all of Diamonds progeny is their big heart and ability to work cattle. 

"Jewel is incredibly athletic and tries her heart out every time" - Wendy Durkin

Bred by Rob & Wendy Durkin, Jewel won the very first Future Stars Series. This was such an exciting time for Durkin Stockhorses, and it has set a concrete foundation on Jewel for the rest of her campdrafting career.

 

Jewel has been campdrafted by their son Will, and together he and Jewel have won Opens, multiple Novice and Maiden Campdrafts,

plus over 12 second places.

Durkins Jewel is a very competitive open mare who the whole family are extremely proud of.

 

"She is incredibly tough'" - Will Durkin