North Island Trail Ride end of March 2012

Greetings to All

Below is a trek being put together by the Waituna West committee of friends & Cavalcade participants.

I mentioned this ride to one or two last year and got the  general feeling, if we were  to shorten the ride up so that it could be done, that is travelling north, ferry crossing and return in just on  a week or a little longer it could be favourably considered.  If someone wants to enjoy our hospitaliity for longer, between us, I’m sure we will be able to find other places to go for smaller or expanded rides.  We understand the cost of travelling across the “ditch”, your riding time needs to be “make the most of it” , so a 5 day ride is being offered. Or we can expand into another area.  All you have to do is ask, (but give me plenty of warning).

Please pass this message onto as many as you like, we need you, who have the South Island contacts, to be prepared to do that for everyone to have a good time.

Below in red, is what Marj is offering.  You are welcome to contact her direct or if you have a special question re: ferry crossing, please come to me direct, either on my work email (best) or here on my home one. 063273605 (hm) 06 3490508 (wk) Mon – Fri

Look forward to hearing from you.

kind regards Carol

work;  carol.rickards@wanganui.govt.nz or hm;  carolrick@xtra.co.nz

NORTHERN  MANAWATU/RANGITIKEI  HILL COUNTRY

HERITAGE TRAIL RIDE.

 

 

We are planning to hold the above trail ride between Monday 26th March – Friday 30th March, 2012,.   We are inviting the South Island riders first before we include any North Island riders.   Limited numbers.

 

The programme which we are working on at the moment is:-

 

Sunday 25th March          Arrive at the Waituna West Hall, north of Feilding. Light meal provided.

 

Monday 26th March         Riding from Waituna West to Rangiwahia (further north)

 

Tuesday 27th March        Riding from Rangiwahia to Mangaweka

 

Wednesday 28th March    Riding in the Mangaweka area

 

Thursday 29th March       Leaving Mangaweka and riding north to Mokai in the foot hills of The Ruahine Ranges.

 

Friday 30th March           Riding in the Mokai area – Packing Up – Evening Party

 

Saturday 31st March        Depart for Home

 

#                           Waituna West is approximately 2 ½ hours driving from Wellington and Mokai which is in the Taihape region would be approximately  3 ½ hour drive back to Wellington.

 

#                           All meals will be supplied – a bar will be available for purchasing your evening supplies.   Entertainment available.

 

#                           Cost will be $550 per rider     –     $ 400  per driver

Expressions of interest ASAP with deposit of $100 by the

1st February, 2012. would be appreciated.

Payable to the Waituna West Hall,

C/- Marj Shannon, Benson Road, R.D. 9

Feilding, along with your full details.   Phone 06 3286 894 evenings or 06 323 9393 during day.   Marj.Keith.Shannon@xtra.co.nz

 

#                           We would appreciate if you could pass this on to other riders within your areas, and let us know ASAP if you would be interested in taking part.

 

#                           To bring your horses and all their supplies and for yourself all bedding etc, and maybe a tent for sleeping etc.   In Waituna West, Rangiwahia and Mokai the halls in the area or shearers quarters will be available.   We are still working on availability of sleeping arrangements in the Mangaweka area.

If you do need your vehicle for accommodation, you will need to bring a camp mother.

 

#                           We will be able to transport all your requirements to each over night stay.

 

#                           We are able to offer you a discounted fare with either Bluebridge or the Inter Island ferries similar to what is available for the North Islanders when they travel South.

To get this offer all bookings must be done through Carol Rickards one of our members who travels south most years.

Contact carol.rickards@wanganui.govt.nz or

phone 06 3490508.

 

#                           More details after the New Year.

 

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Kind Regards,  Marj Shannon.

 

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