Illawarra Horse Trail Riders Inc
Illawarra Horse Trail Riders Inc
Illawarra Horse Trail Riders is a family oriented, non competitive club that organises up to 16 trail rides a year. We enjoy the social aspect just as much as the riding.
The rides vary from one day, weekends to week long camps. We strive for harmony within our club and safe riding. Due to the varied terrain, we expect all members to have control of thier horse at a walk, trot & canter.
Non ATHRA/Day member fees are $50 per day. $35 is paid at the time of online registration and $15 paid to the club on the day of the ride.
Formed in 1998, following a Charity Ride, the club quickly became one of the largest in NSW.
CategoryNew South Wales
Club AdminIllawarra Horse Trail Riders Inc
Current ExecutivesPresident: John VandehaarVice President: Ralph CobarchoSecretary: Christine VlietstraTreasurer: Ann Garard
President: John Vandehaar 0417 360357
Vice President: Ralph Cobarcho 0401 625563
Secretary: Christine Vlietstra: 0438 571280 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Ann Garard 0408 621875 email@example.com
Ride Co-Ordinators: John Vandehaar0417 360357, Ray Vlietstra 0413 112400, Ralph Cobarcho 0401 625563
Club Address: 26 Spoonbill Pl, Albion Park, NSW, 2527
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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.
One of the articles of the club is that an annual charity ride is conducted of which the proceeds are donated to a different worthy cause each year.
In 1999, the first year of the club’s formation, 110 trail riding enthusiasts became members of the Illawarra Horse Trail Riders Club, and since then, the membership has maintained a healthy 50-80 members annually.
Club members unanimously agreed that all rides should be catered, this service creates a relaxed atmosphere and enables participants to enjoy the social aspect with ‘like minded’ people. Funds were raised and an enclosed builder’s trailer was purchased and modified for catering purposes. This is a very much enjoyed feature of the club rides.
During the clubs history, rules have been established in order to run the club smoothly and safely insomuch that rides can be enjoyed by both riders and their mount. Our club encourages members to show consideration and respect for the environment, private property and the general public.