Registrations open 1st October for members heading to Patearoa 2020
(Entries open for general public 1st November)
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.
$735 for current OGHT financial members. $765 for non members.
When do I need to be where? Assemble at Duncan Family farm, White Sow Valley between 4.30-6.30pm 23rd February 2020. Turnoff highway 85 at Wedderburn onto White Sow Valley Road, then turn right into Reed Road
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.
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.
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?
Monday 24th – ride along Rough Ridge through many different properties to well known Clachanburn Deer Farm. Stay on top of the range in Falconers Hunting Lodge 6 hours.
Tuesday – Carry on along Rough Ridge down past serpentine church down to Andrew and Frankie Hore’s mustering Hut off the Lake Onslow Road 6 Hours
Wednesday – Ride across Stonehenge into the Taieri river crossing into Rocklands Station then up to the back of John Stevensons run called the Burgan and staying in his mustering hut 6.5 Hours
Thursday – Rode along Rock and Pillar range to Charles and Belinda Hore’s mustering Hut ride along past ski hut on rock and pillars 6.5 hours
Friday – Light Day Ride down to Andrew and Frankie Hore’s down Sowburn Creek just out of Patearoa 2.5 hours
All riders and Horses must be fit
No Back-ups. Tenting beside huts.
Questions specific to this trail? Ask The Boss – Jim Hore firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about the Cavalcade in general and entry process, support… Ask the organiser email@example.com Or call the office 03 445 0111