The cattle sale yards in Rockhampton seem to be a fairly appropriate place to meet up with the Comiskey Family, after all their life revolves around cattle and horses and more specifically…rounding them up. Ariat Team Rider Pete Comiskey is Australia’s Champion Campdrafter it’s an impressive record 22 time ACA Champion Open Rider and willing to park $100,000 gold buckle Campdraft winner and has been for many years, for this reason. Biggest thing I suppose, two things that are involved in Campdrafting which make it you know the fastest growing sport and and the most popular sport is ya know the family aspect of it, you know it’s really a sport that’s you know, providing I guess an outlet for rural Australia if that’s to be fair so people are you know coming in off the properties not only off the properties now but out of rural areas you know they’re going to these horse sales and investing money in
horses they’re going away and of course right from you know we’ve got a little five-year-old guy with us that had to run a Campdraft last weekend right through to you know there’s some guys still in their 80’s Campdrafting or cutting is the art of removing a particular beast from the herd something that requires so much skill it’s been turned into a very popular sport. When Pete isn’t at home on the property of Nebo west of Mackay tending to his own herd, he’s on the road with the family with the dogs and the horses and the kids in this rig traveling the country. They say the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree and that is clearly true about Pete jr. Pete’s young son a bloke who clearly is following in dad’s footsteps The Comiskey’s have time to stopover at Rocky to catch up with the Ariat Team at Beef Australia. Ariat have a number of their ambassadors along to this event like Troy Cassar-Daley to meet the public and also check out the latest Ariat offerings, it’s a great opportunity for the Comiskey’s to pick up a new pair of boots, touch base with the Ariat Team and plan the next Ariat sponsored event on the Campdraft calendar. That event is coming up soon and I’d almost put money on the fact that if you’re there you’ll run into the Comiskey family. You can check out where and when on the Campdrafting Australia website. You might not ride like Pete but you can definitely look like him by checking out the Ariat range. Boots and all at your local Ariat stockist.