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Ride with confidence when you have an ATHRA club membership.
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Illawarra Horse Trail Riders is a non competitive club. We enjoy the social aspect just as much as the riding.
The rides vary from one day, weekends to week long camps.
We ride over vast and varied terrain, so we need all members to possess reasonable riding experience and have control of their horse at a walk, trot & canter.
Memberships expire at the end of a calendar year: 31st December.
Formed in 1998, following a Charity Ride.
President: Ray Vlietstra
Vice President: Darrul Williams
Secretary: Julie Jones
Treasurer: Ann Garard
Ride Coordinators: John Vandehaar, Ray Vlietstra, Darrul & Di Williams, Peter Hanbury, Ralf Corbacho
President: Ray Vlietstra 0413 112400
Vice President: Darrul Williams 0418 258477
Secretary: Julie Jones 0473 064284
Treasurer & Membership officer: Ann Garard 0408 621875 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ride Coordinators: John Vandehaar 0417 360357, Ray Vlietstra 0413 112 400, Darrul & Di Williams 0418 258 477,
Peter Hanbury 0481 223947, Ralf Corbacho 0401 625 563
Ride Registrar: Dianne Williams 0407 461 319
Club Address: The Secretary, 476 Duffy's Lane, KANGAROO VALLEY, NSW, 2577
A charity ride organised in April 1998 to assist a local girl who had a rare brain disorder, was the catalyst for the formation of the Leisure Coast Horse Trail Riders Club - now Illawarra Horse Trail Riders Inc.
Trail riding mates John Vandehaar, Derek Readman, Tony Hart and Stuart Beswick were discussing a route for a trail ride when it was suggested that the ride could be a good fundraiser to help this young girl.
Without any media advertising and to their surprise, 120 people eagerly participated in this event. There was obviously an interest in the formation of a trail riding club. The four enlisted a total of ten people to invest money to become an incorporated entity and from that, the club was formed.