Celebrating the traditions of life on the land, the famous Warwick Rodeo & Gold Cup Campdraft takes place annually on the last full weekend of October. Competitors vie for the prestige and bragging rights of ’winning Warwick’, which boasts Australia’s richest campdrafting prizes. The Rose and Rodeo Festival with its colourful street carnival, craft market and street parade, supports the highflying action at the rodeo grounds.
Other towns on the Southern Downs host their own rodeo and campdrafting events annually including Stanthorpe, Killarney and Allora.
Morgan Park in Warwick is the Queensland State Equestrian Centre for Polocrosse and eventing. The facility hosts a number of national events annually and will be home to the 2019 Polocrosse World Championships. The facility is also home to the Australian Polocrosse Museum. Find out more.
The Killarney Polocrosse Club also hosts a number of events annually. Its facilities include six turfed and irrigated playing fields, several horse yards, wash bays and comfortable powered and non-powered camping facilities for up to 400 vehicles/people. Find out more.
The Cunningham Polocrosse Club is based in the heart of Bony Mountain and boasts some of the best facilities with a 7 playing fields, excellent toilet and shower blocks and an exciting Clubhouse. Find out more.
Watch out for race days at Allman Park in Warwick and Armstrong Park in Stanthorpe. Frock up, dust off the fascinator and enjoy a flutter in a stunning country setting.
Saddle up and explore the region on horseback through one of the many trail riding opportunities. Bestbrook Mountain Resort and Cherrabah Resort offer trail rides for guests and visitors. If you have your own steed, go for a ride along the picturesque Bicentennial National Trail. In August, head out to the Cambanoora Gorge for the annual Waddle and Saddle, a mixed ride for horse riders, cyclists and walkers along the historic Condamine River Road near Killarney.