Ranfurly Transport Hut to Hut Riding Trail

Registrations open 1st October.

Trail Boss: Jim Hore. 6 Days. Fully Catered and supported. EXPERIENCED cavalcaders 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? Stonehenge Station from 3pm on the 23rd February 2020.

How hard will the days be? Between 20 -30km 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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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.

No Back-ups. Tenting at least one night.

Questions specific to this trail? Ask The Boss – Jim Hore

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

The Push Bike Trail!

Registrations open 1st October.

 

Trail Boss: Tim Hawkins. 4 Days. Fully Catered and supported. MTB and Eco-Bikes welcome. Ride out by 8am, typically in by 3pm. Good days riding mostly over high country/farm 4WD tracks.

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

When do I need to be where? Patearoa Domain – (Click here for a map to the meet up point) From 4pm Tuesday 25th February 2020

How hard will the days be? Between 25-40km per day, some days have climbing of 500m, some sections of down hill are a wee bit technical. This is NOT A RACE! You will have some amazing and in places quite challenging riding. Most days will have additional options for anyone who wants to ride a bit further.

What can we expect en route? AMAZING VIEWS, interesting gold mining and historic sites/relics, capable leaders, friendly support people and a great bunch of other like minded outdoor nutters! 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 bike! (We can source rentals if required), spare tubes/repair kit… Helmet, gloves – cycle gloves and a warm pair of gloves. Warm hat or Buff that can be worn under your helmet, various layers of clothing – thermal underwear (legs and tops) t-shirts, fleece/Merino mid weight tops, SEAM SEALED water proof jacket. Toiletries. Couple of changes of undies. Your own plate/cutlery/mug. Sleeping bag and mat.  One large pack per person and your sleeping matt/bag will be transferred for you each day. You will need to ride with a decent day-pack that can carry 2L of water, snacks, jacket, emergency blanket…

Oh and don’t forget your dress-ups for the parade! Items of ‘period’ costume to be brought and left in your car to be changed into before the grand parade 12pm on the Saturday.

Where are we going? (TBC)

The trail is suitable for riders of little experience and will be adapted for those with more experience if the weather and conditions see fit. Reasonable fitness will be valuable.

We will be fully catered from dinner on the 25th Feb until Breakfast Saturday 29th February. Tents will be required for some nights, other nights may have woolshed options.

Family/friends in support vehicles are welcomed at the overnight accommodation but they will have to pay for the food on an individual basis should they wish to join in. They will not be permitted to follow in vehicles, only the trail support vehicle will have this privilege.

Questions specific to this trail? Ask The Boss – tim@centrallakesphotography.co.nz

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

Clover Leaf Trail

Registrations open October 1 for OGHT members. Nov 1 for non members.

Meet up on Sunday 23rd Feb near Weddaburn. 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.

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

 

When do I need to be where? 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 to be confirmed (its a completely new trail each year)  But basically – 3 day rides based around Wedderburn then another 3 days around Patearoa (Floating horses between Wedderburn and Patearoa)

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Questions specific to this trail? Ask The 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

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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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

Les Beattie Riding trail

Registrations open 1st October.

Trail Boss: Les Beattie. 6 Days. Fully Catered and supported. Horse ‘n riders welcome. Ride out by 8am, 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? Mahinerangi Road– 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.

 

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! (Unless you are a passenger attached to a wagon),

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? (TBC)

A week of fabulous riding over great country with awesome scenery, friendship, adventure and fun. It is anticipated that there will be 7 – 8 hours riding most days.

 

Questions specific to this trail? Ask The Boss – didi@actrix.co.nz

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

The Bill Butler Riding Trail

 

Registrations open 1st October.

Trail Boss: Bill Butler. 7 Days. Fully Catered and supported. Horse ‘n riders welcome. Ride out by 8am, typically in by 4pm. Good solid days riding mostly 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? Up the Hakataramea Valley from 3pm on the 22nd 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 testring for horse and rider because of terrain. A good level of fitness and experience required.

 

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! A dress-up party mid week (Yes you have to dress up)! 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? (TBC)

Questions specific to this trail? Ask The Boss – mandyandbill@xtra.co.nz

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

Tussock Creek Light Wagons and Riders

Registrations open 1st October.

Trail Boss: Chris Bayne. 7 Days. Fully Catered and supported. Light wagons welcome and horse ‘n riders. Ride out by 8am, typically in by 4pm. Good solid days riding mostly over high country/farm 4WD tracks.

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

When do I need to be where? (TBC) from 3pm on the 22nd February 2020.

How hard will the days be? Between 30-40km per day. NOT a leisure ride like the Heavy Wagons but not quite as hard as some of the horse trails.

 

 

What can we expect en route? AMAZING VIEWS, interesting gold mining and historic sites/relics,  FANTASTIC FOOD, the longest serving 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! (Unless you are a passenger attached to a wagon),

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

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)

Saturday 22nd Feb meet up from 3pm at…

Saturday 29th Feb This is it we will all go over farm land then onto a road to our final stop at the Patearoa Domain to be greeted by thousands of people.

Our cooks once again are The Oamaru Scouts been with us over 20 years

(Don’t forget this is a limited back up trail we are trying to do what the gold miners did but we have 2 trucks to take all your gear and your horses feed etc  keep your gear to a minimum weight as you have to lift it each day)

Questions specific to this trail? Ask The Boss – Chrisbayne@xtra.co.nz

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