‘Oamaru Vets – South-West from Dansey’s Pass’ RIDING TRAIL with Dave McAtamney

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Trail Boss: Dave McAtamney Phone:  03 444 9196

Email:  riverside@actrix.co.nz          Duration: 6 days                                                      Meet on: Sunday 26th  February                      Limit: 70

BACKUP MCB  $702  
 VEHICLE FERRY    $50      

Meet up Sunday 26 between 1pm – 6pm. Neville and Mary Hore’s “Mt Alexander Station”, Dansey’s Pass Road (Further directions mailed out late r in January)

Monday:  Heading to ‘Glen Speck Station’ on Dansey’s – Naseby Rd. 6-7hrs, Phil and Donna Smith our hosts. Through Mt Alexander, Top of pass, Timber Creek, Mt Kyeburn, Buster Diggings, Glen Speck

Tuesday: Heading to Mt Ida Station. 6hrs. Hosts Greg and Tina Becker. Riding behind Naseby Forest, foothills of Mt Ida Range, Little Mt Ida.

Wednesday: Heading to Mt St. Bathans Station. 6hrs. Hosts Don Malcolm and family. Riding through the Foothills of Hawkdun Range, Falls Dam, village of St. Bathans and the Vulcan Hotel.

Thursday: Heading to Hawkdun Station. Lower woolshed on St. Bathans Downs Road. 5hrs. Dick and Joan, and Hamish and Anna Cavanagh the hosts. Riding through the foothills to Cambrians, St. Bathans Downs, Manuherikia Flats.

Friday: Heading to Lauder Heights. 6hrs. Geoff and Nic McAtamney the hosts. Over the Blackstone hill range to Lauder and finishing in the Manuherikia River Bed.

Saturday: Heading to Omakau race course and the grand parade, markets and entertainment…

The ride will be comfortable for most riders. Reasonable 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.




5 thoughts on “‘Oamaru Vets – South-West from Dansey’s Pass’ RIDING TRAIL with Dave McAtamney”

    1. We do have folks bring horses down from Kerikeri each year… but yes it is a fair ways to transport them. Horses can be hired – best to post about it on facebook and get in contact with folk that way. Then we would recommend you come down a couple of days early so you can get to know your mount before the start of the trail. It’s a week of serious riding so it’s not like jumping on a slow old ‘tourist trek’ horse. Whoever you hire them from – they must be ‘Fit for purpose’.

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