Trail Boss: Chris Bayne. 7 Days. Fully Catered and supported. Light wagons welcome and horse ‘n riders. Ride out by 8am, typically in by 4pm. Good solid days riding mostly over high country/farm 4WD tracks.
When do I need to be where? Ribbonwood Station (Near Omarama)– from 3pm on the 23rd February 2019.
How hard will the days be? Between 30-40km per day. NOT a leisure ride like the Heavy Wagons but not quite as hard as some of the horse trails.
What can we expect en route? AMAZING VIEWS, interesting gold mining and historic sites/relics, FANTASTIC FOOD, the longest serving Trail Boss and Wranglers! And a great bunch of other like minded horse enthusiasts! Really bloody hot temperatures! 30 degrees plus. Freezing cold temperatures! -5 degrees maybe colder with the wind chill factor – You can get all sorts of weather in these Central Otago Mountains. At this time of year it is typically warm/hot but southerly storms can blow through (short lived) at any time.
What do I need to bring? A horse! (Unless you are a passenger attached to a wagon),
Waterproof coat/jacket, leggings & hat
Jersey, balaclava, socks, longjohns, gloves
Hot weather gear e.g shorts & T shirt
Gaiters are a good idea to keep rubbish & rain out of boots
Riding boots or boots with a heel suitable for walking
Towel & toilet articles
Sleeping bag & mat / stretcher
Sunscreen & insect repellent
Personal items and a roll of loo paper
Small first aid kit for you and your horse
Camera & torch
Don’t forget a wee treat for yourself and your horse
Money for the bar and Host Town
Baby wipes are handy when hand washing difficult
Small ground cover to put down in yards to put your gear on
Where are we going? Exact details still to be confirmed (its a completely new trail each year) But basically – Meet at Ribbonwood Station near Omarama – several days through the Lindis area and on to Hawea!
Questions specific to this trail? Ask The Boss – Chrisbayne@xtra.co.nz
Questions about the Cavalcade in general and entry process, support… Ask the organiser email@example.com Or call the office 03 445 0111