The Veterinary Center RIDING TRAIL

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Registrations open 1st October.

Trail Boss: Mick O’Callaghan. 6 Days. Fully Catered and supported. Horse ‘n riders welcome. Ride out by 7am, typically in by 4pm. Good solid days riding over high country/farm 4WD tracks and cross country.

$30 discount for OGHT members – contact office for discount code.

When do I need to be where? Out the back of St. Bathans from 3pm on the 23rd February 2020.

How hard will the days be? Between 30-40km per day. This is one of the tougher rides on the Cavalcade. Longer days possible, more testing for horse and rider because of terrain. A good level of fitness and experience required.

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What can we expect en route? AMAZING VIEWS, interesting 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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Blue Lake

Falls dam

Mt Buster

 

 

What do I need to bring? A horse!

Waterproof coat/jacket, leggings & hat

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? (TBC)

Horses will definitely need to be freshly shod for this one. Good fitness of horse and rider required.

Backups very welcome and all overnights have good road access. Thanks very much to all the landowners, Maniototo Area School caterers, wranglers, first aiders and Gofers.

Questions specific to this trail? Ask The Boss – Mick O’Callaghan 027 489 4109

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