Born into a family where life mainly revolved around horses, Codie’s riding experience goes back many years. It all started at the Glen Innes Pony Club where Cody was introduced to horse riding at the age of three. As a child and teenager he was exposed to many riding disciplines but early on Codie knew that his passion and talent was with the discipline of campdrafting. He competed in his first campdraft when he was eight years old and then rose through the ranks winning more than 60 junior titles until he moved into the open ranks.
Codie has been competing in campdrafting ever since and throughout the year he successfully competes at all of the major events like the Warwick Gold Cup, Landmark Classic, the Sydney Royal and the Australian Stock Horse Nationals just to name a few.
As an accomplished competitor Codie’s list of wins and titles are impressive and his campdrafting career highlights include
- Winner Landmark Classic Open Draft
- Winner Warwick Stallion Draft
- 2x Winner ASHS Maiden Series Final
- Runner Up ASHS National Futurity
- 3rd World Championship Campdraft – Sydney Royal 2019
- 5x Top 10 Warwick Gold Cup
Today Codie is giving back to the sport by sharing his extensive knowledge in his horse clinics with horse riders throughout Australia and as a trainer, coach and instructor for young and talented riders who want to develop themselves, their horses and learn more about the great sport of campdrafting.
Codie stays heavily involved in the sport across Australia as a campdraft judge at many of the major events. As a valued Board Member and Vice President of the ACA, ABCRA and ASHS Delegate with the National Campdraft Council of Australia he has had a strong influence on promoting the sport of campdrafting, making it one of the fastest growing sports in Australia. He is also the current Chairman of the NCCA.
Codie’s and his family’s love for the Australian Stockhorse also manifests itself in their successes as a breeder of Australian Stockhorses. Together with his wife Natalie they own and manage Yarrawa Park Stud and are well known for their successful breeding program which produces athletic horses which have been performing very well in the sport.