The Heavy Wagons

Registrations open now. Click here to sign up!

$290 OGHT members get a $30 discount please email terry@cavalcade.co.nz for the code.

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

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This trail is suited to those that like the more laid back approach to trekking and with the heavier type working horse, a more sedate pace. As this wagon trail was specifically set up to cater for the heavier and slower type of horse drawn wagon it is expected that all participants understand we cater for the pace set by them. If you are a teamster that has a team of horses that wants to trot everywhere can’t stand still for any period of time or a rider that has a horse that resents having to do the same, this is the wrong trail for you. We recommend you try an alternative trail option.

We will be covering on average of 20kms per day over easy rolling country along farm tracks, paper roads, the Rail Trail and a small amount of public road and are lucky enough to be able 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.

We will be having a social night with the fancy dress theme being something that starts with the letter G, get those thinking caps on and let’s hope we have as great a response as last year!! (Thanks to all those that sent in suggestions, this is what was drawn out of the hat !!) There will be a lay day to follow, though there is an option organised for those that want to go for a drive or ride, we will probably have our Pot Luck meal on this night.
Unfortunately, at this stage all wagons are full and there are no seats available for any
more passengers.

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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 cumberbeach29@gmail.com   0212 200 201                         

Wrangler – Kaye Walker  kayewalker66@gmail.com         0273 466 898

Questions about the Cavalcade in general and entry process, support… Ask the organiser terry@cavalcade.co.nz Or call the office 03 445 0111