Junior riders from across NSW compete in Glowalman at the Gloucester Showground

Competition: Hayden Bruce, Harrison Jones and Justin Rumore placed fourth in the family team event at Glowalman.
Competition: Hayden Bruce, Harrison Jones and Justin Rumore placed fourth in the family team event at Glowalman.

Some of the best junior riders from across NSW descended on Gloucester Showground for the opening days of the Glowalman competition. 

Family day kicked off proceedings as groups of three contested the camp draft, barrels and flags events.

Tenterfield trio John, Emily and Chloe Butler held off a strong field to claim their second consecutive win in the category at Glowalman .

“It’s all in good fun and sportsmanship,” John said.

Day two of Glowalman at Gloucester photos

Guests: Western Australia's Kate Craig and Darci Nancarrow are competing in the camp drafting events.

Guests: Western Australia's Kate Craig and Darci Nancarrow are competing in the camp drafting events.

Seeking a tougher competition then their native Western Australia, 17-year-old Kate Craig and 16-year-old Darci Nancarrow opened their Glowalman account with a fourth place in the team draft event.

This year’s event is Kate’s first while Darci is a returning competitor.

Both girls have been competing since a young age and said the experience of Glowalman was worth the travel.

Event organiser Kelvin Gregory said an increased interest in junior competition has resulted in a record number of entrants for the 33rd annual event.

Clarencetown's Deynah Bruce placed 10th in the under 11s sporting event.

Clarencetown's Deynah Bruce placed 10th in the under 11s sporting event.

Points earned in each event go toward Australian Bushmen's Campdraft and Rodeo Association (ABCRA) ranking. 

Competition will continue at Nabiac on Thursday, July 13 before the finals at Wingham Showground on Saturday, July 15.

A presentation to announce this year’s winners will be held after the finals on Saturday.