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Trail Boss: Tony Cumberbeach Ph hm 03 453 4134
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org cell 021 2200 201
Duration: 7 days Meet: Saturday 25th February Limit: 70
The heavy wagon group is traditionally a very relaxed trail with shorter days where possible and caters for those that aren’t too worried with a bit of stop / starting with the wagons. We suggest if you don’t like the thought of travelling at a slower pace, assisting others where or when asked, one of the other trails may be better for you.
We also self-cater and individually pen our horses either on their own or in groups that know each other, so electric fencing gear is a must and also your particular horses requirements as far as supplementary feed goes. A more detailed list will be sent out closer to the time.
We will be having at least two communal meals during the week as ice breakers for those that are new to our trail and as a good chance for those that have travelled with us before to have a good catch up on what’s been happening since their last cavalcade.
The trail for 2017 will be starting in the Lindis Valley travelling through some of the districts best known stations and taking you into some amazing country. The first three nights and two days will be spent at the same camp site at a great spot beside the Lindis River on Lindis Downs Stn.
Sunday: We travel through Lindis Downs Stn and Nine Mile Stn to the historical Lindis Hotel which some of you will have been to several years ago with us. Returning via the same route.
Monday: Crossing the river we head up into Timburn Stn. Across part of Long Mile Stn, Merrivale Stn and into Shirlmar Stn then into Morven Hills where we have been given permission to visit Polson Cottage which has quite a tragic history. Again we will be returning via the same route, but don’t worry you won’t be bored with the scenery!
Tuesday: Our first shift for the week we will be heading down into the Ardgour Valley to Trevathans where we will be staying for the next two nights, again camping by the Lindis River. This day we again cross the river into Timburn Stn and Cluden Stn, coming out at The Point near Tarras, down the Ardgour Valley to camp. This last part will unfortunately be on tarseal, but there is plenty of verge for those horses that go barefoot. We will be being held up at cap-gun point on this day somewhere along the way by the Tarras Primary School which only has a role of around 12 pupils. (Please make sure you have some coins in your pocket!
Wednesday: We will be tripping through Bendigo Stn. over some of the regions grape growing country and hopefully seeing some of Bendigo’s historical sites.
Thursday: Today sees us heading up and over Thompsons Track to camp on the Omakau side .
Our vehicles will be shifted for us this day at a cost of $40 per vehicle, DO NOT PAY THIS AMOUNT WITH YOUR REGISTRATION this is to be paid directly to your trail boss prior to the vehicle shift. Please have the correct amount in an envelope with your name, vehicle registration and type of vehicle written clearly on the outside.
Friday: A leisurely ride to visit a historical hotel site then a leisurely wander to the Omakau Racecourse where we will set up camp prior to the parade and catch up with friends that have been on other trails on the Saturday.
Saturday: Grand Parade and Host Town frivolities!