Clover Leaf Trail

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Meet up on Sunday 23rd Feb near Wedderburn. Grand Parade 12pm Saturday 29th Feb. Final details TBC…

Trail Boss: Jane Whitmore. 6 Days based from 2 different ‘base camps’. Each ride is a loop out, around and back to camp . Fully Catered. Horse ‘n riders welcome. Ride out by 9am, typically in by 3pm. Good days riding over high country/farm 4WD tracks and cross country.

$760. OGHT members get a $30 discount please email terry@cavalcade.co.nz for the code.

When do I need to be where? Mark and Debbie Dowlings property, Plantation Road, Wedderburn from 3pm on the 23rd February 2020.

How hard will the days be? about 30km per day. This is one of the easier rides on the Cavalcade. Starting and finishing from a base camp (3 nights at Wedderburn then 3 nights near Patearoa). Can take a day off and stay in camp here and there without being left behind! Good honest day rides over some steep and interesting country. A good level of fitness and experience required.

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What can we expect en route? AMAZING VIEWS, interesting gold mining and historic sites/relics,  FANTASTIC FOOD, Very capable and experienced 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.

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What do I need to bring? A horse!

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

Plate/bowl, cutlery, drinking vessel, tea towel.

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

Water bottle

Personal medications

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 being confirmed, but…

Mon 24th Feb – Ride out across rolling farmland and steeper hill country to Little Mount Ida.
Tues 25th Feb – Heading West past Wedderburn, along Rough Ridge to Oturehua. Visit Hayes Engineering for lunch and to view this historic site.
Wed 26th Feb – Shorter ride to the Eweburn Dam, then move camp to Stuart and Tracey Weir’s property near Pateoroa.
Thurs 27th Feb – Venture out around historic mining sites and climb high into the Rock and Pillars. Great views of the Maniototo.
Fri 28th Feb – Ride out through “The Beeches” and along the Rock and Pillars. More great views today.
Sat 29th Feb – Short ride into Pateoroa, our host town,  for Grand Parade and Hoe Down .

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Questions specific to this trail? Ask Jane Whitmore the trail boss. jm.whitmore@hotmail.com

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