Online entries open 1st November.
Trail Boss: Alan Lowen. 3.5 Days. Fully Catered and supported. This is a family friendly trail. (Low alcohol consumption thanks) Competent children with parents most welcome. Ride out by 8am, typically in by 4pm. Good solid days riding over high country/farm 4WD tracks and cross country.
Approximately $530 for riders. $510 Backups.
When do I need to be where? Overhill Woolshed, Beaumont – lunch is provided then a 4hr ride that afternoon. Wednesday 1st March 2023.
How hard will the days be? Between 20 -30km per day. This is one of the easier rides on the Cavalcade, but still up to 7ish hours in the saddle. A good level of fitness and experience required.
What can we expect en route? AMAZING VIEWS, GREAT 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 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!
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
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?
Half day ride Wednesday, full days Thursday and Friday around the hills and mountains of Beaumont. All based out of the one camp at Overhill Station. Fully catered by the Lawrence lions.
Saturday. We load up and move camp to Millers Flat (horses in floats). A short ride somewhere then we meet up with the other trails for the grande parade. Make sure your friends and family are there to enjoy the festivities the host town are putting on for us.
Questions specific to this trail? Ask The Boss – Alan Lowen 0272 889 559 email@example.com
Questions about the Cavalcade in general and entry process, support… Ask the organiser firstname.lastname@example.org Or call the office 03 445 0111