There is no other reason to come to this region than to indulge in your hobby and live your passion of riding horses, see horses perform at their highest level and enjoy meeting and training with the best horsemen and horsewomen Australia has to offer – period.
Driving up from the Hunter Valley, taking the Northern Inland route from Newcastle to Singleton, Scone, Tamworth, Armidale and way up to Warwick, you can see why so many of Australia’s great horse trainers, clinicians and equestrian associations call this area their home. This is great horse and cattle country and true campdrafting, stockmanship and horsemanship territory. If you are engaged in a horse business have a passion for horses and want to train with and learn from the best, this is where you come to.
Make sure you mark the Landmark Classic Campdrafting and Auction in your calendar. This is the most action-packed week of Campdrafting and the place where you can for a period of four days, attend a horse auction where over 600 horses are sold.
It’s actually the town of Scone who claims they are the horse capital of the Australia, but with the home of the AELEC it seems Tamworth is always one step ahead. The Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC) is the state-of-the-art equine facility in Australia which attracts not only the major campdrafting, western disciplines and horsemanship events and horse auctions but also brings to the region the legendary horsemen and clinicians who share their knowledge and passion with riders from all over the world.
And don’t worry about the cattle. There is plenty of great cattle country all around to find your beast (cattle) and test your skills and we’ll make sure you get a few more go’s at mustering cattle.