Adelaide River Country Show

Join in the thrill of a rodeo, camp draft and rural show.

The Adelaide River Show, in the Adelaide River township south of Darwin, features a rodeo, polo cross, gymkhana and camp draft as well as competitions in arts and crafts, flora art, cookery, photography, horticulture and agriculture, and farm produce in both adult and children sections.

The camp draft consists of six head of cattle in a ‘camp’, in which the competitor has to cut only one animal out. The competitor must get the animal to the front of the camp. Once the competitor has the animal up front, they must block and turn the beast a few times to show the judges they have control of the animal. The rider then calls for the gates to be opened, completes a figure 8 before guiding it through the gate to finish. All this is done in less than 45 seconds.


So instead NCA Rodeo will be holding a 2 day RODEO!!!!


Entry Prices

Northern Cowboy Association Nomination Details

Nominations close 3rd June at 5pm

Nomination + Day Membership

Juvenile $5.00 under 14yrs, Junior $10.00 under 18yrs and Senior $15.00.

New Members Welcome

Please ring NCA President Toni 0428815514 to put your nomination. For more information visit

ADELAIDE RIVER SHOW 2016Friday, 10th June

ABC Country Hour – 1pm – 2pm: Matt Brann will be broadcasting the ABC Country Hour from the Adelaide river show Grounds, so come on down and see how live radio works.

Saturday, 11th June

Talent Quest – Commences 9am: Sub-juniors, Juniors and Open Amateur Sections. Winners of each section will receive prize monies and get the opportunity to perform on Saturday evening.

Please fill in and submit the TALENT QUEST BOOKING FORM

Mick’s Whips Workshop – 2pm – 4pm: Learn how to crack a big “bullocky” whip. Workshop participants may enter the competition for the loudest whip crack, the loudest whip crap will receive one of Mick’s whips as the prize. (For 16 years and over amateurs)

The Stockman’s Race cup – 4:15pm

If you would like to enter please fill in and return the entry form STOCKMAN – STOCKWOMANS RACE ENTRY 2016
Late afternoon (time to be advised) Mick’s Whips Whip Cracking Exhibition

Sunday, 12th June

Circus Workshop – 2:30 – 4:30 pm: Suitable for kids and teens to learn the art of circus performances with two instructors.

The Stockwomans Race cup – 4:15pm
WOW Fire Show –6:45pm: Not be missed! A full costumed fire eating dance and aerobics display, choreographed to a high energy soundtrack that will sure have you clapping with excitement.

Operating Saturday and Sunday Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Rock wall and Jumping Castle

Hollie and Becky from Run with Wild Horses BK trick riding will be presenting a 30min trick show

PIRATE THE PALOMINO (Drum Horse) – Designed in Kidman Spring, Pirate the Palomino is a trusty steed for all. There is no experience required, the drum is suitable for anyone, from beginning to experts. Give it a go, and improve your technique and confidence.

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