The Heavy Wagons

Registrations open October 1 for OGHT members. Nov 1 for non members.

Meet up on Saturday 22nd Feb Pigroot Creek. Grand Parade 12pm Saturday 29th Feb. Final details TBC…


This trail is for heavy wagons AND riders (Sorry, no spare seats on the wagons) suited to those that like the more laid back approach to trekking and with the heavier type working horse, a more sedate pace.  We will be covering on average of 20 kms per day over easy rolling country along farm tracks, paper roads, the Rail Trail and a small amount of public roads and are lucky enough to be able to have four nights at the one camp site.

The Heavy Wagon Trail is the only trail on the Cavalcade that fully self-caters, meaning that each individual or group are responsible for their own meals for the week.

Another thing particular to our trail is that our horses are individually penned at the end of the day so you need to supply your own electric fencing requirements.  We also shift our own back up vehicles each morning where necessary, unless you are lucky enough to have your own backup driver.

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We will be having a social night with a Pot Luck dinner beforehand towards the end of the week, with a lay day to follow, though there is an option organised for those that want to go for a drive or ride.

Due to the great response to our fancy dress night at our social this year we thought we would carry on with the fun next year and ask that everyone dresses up with the theme being the letter G.  Get those thinking caps on and let’s hope we have as great a response!!  (Thanks to all those that sent in suggestions, this is what was drawn out of the hat!!)

This year we are starting at Pigroot Creek in the Maniototo – meeting on Saturday 22nd February. 2020

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Any catering or horse queries can be directed to Kaye Walker on the phone number below.  A more detailed recommended list of gear and directions to camp will be sent out with your confirmation of registration early next year.

We look forward to seeing everyone in February.

Trail Boss – Tony Cumberbeach           

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Wrangler – Kaye Walker                                                                                                                                                  

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