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Breakaway Horse Riders have been promoting Trail Riding and Endurance in the Mackay District in Qld for 31 years. That's quite a vision our founding members had. We decided to give ourselves a bit of a birthday bash in 2016 and we shouted ourselves to a revamped logo that captures our 30 years of endurance (see the rider's bib number),our passion for trail riding and the bush. We have had many great rides, made many friends and have many many great memories. Join with us this year and help us to enjoy the many events our club runs. These range from moonlight, day rides, various camps, endurance, teampenning and education clinics. We are also planning a 5 day moving BNT ride this year so there is plenty of quality riding and fun to be had. Email Roxy Aprile at firstname.lastname@example.org for info about our club & find us on Facebook by searching for Breakaway Horse Riders Mackay. Check out our club brochure uploaded to this site.
Vision: to keep finding ways to make riding more fun and to encourage more junior riders to be involved.
THE HISTORY OF OUR CLUB.
Breakaway Horse Riders Club Inc. (previously known as The Breakaway Trail Horse Riding Club) had it's origins in the Kuttabul District and has been going strong since 1986.
Past & founding member, Ross Dodt, after some research, put pen to paper and wrote the following.
PRE 1986 – The Breakaway Trail Horse Riding Club had it’s origins in the Kuttabul District. On 9th June 1986, Graeme Cameron & John Fry attended a meeting of the Kuttabul Sports Club.
The Kuttabul Sports Club involved a small band of district families who were primarily concerned with the development and promotion of sport for district residents. Football and cricket were the main sports. The district also boasted soccer, indoor cricket, tug of war and softball teams as well as organised boxing tournaments. Mention is also made in their minutes of a donation from the Kuttabul Rodeo Club.
Apart from being Kuttabul residents, the reason for the attendance of Graeme and John was to seek support from the Kuttabul Sports Club to promote Trail Horse Riding.
The incentive for regular trail horse riding activities came from several fields:
At a meeting of the Kuttabul Sports Club on 14th July 1986 the following entry was recorded in the minutes:
"The trail ride held on the 12th & 13th July went well. Due to the horses breaking out the clubs name was formed – BREAKAWAY. Twenty eight riders turned up and some from Mackay"
The closing record of the meeting dated 20th October reads:
"As there weren’t enough members at the meeting it was decided to close the club for 1986, hoping that 1987 would have new and interested members."
While the Kuttabul sports club was running out of energy the Breakaway group was busy planning a "camp out’ Christmas breakup. This was held at Oakdale station on 14, 15th November. The aim was to check the suitability of Oakdale as a venue for an endurance ride.
The first raffle of 10 cartoons of beer was also organised.
Club Email: email@example.com
President: Kath Ryan
Vice President: Scott Mauchline
Junior Vice President: Ashleigh Wilson
Secretary: Roxy Aprile: firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Joanne Davis
Trail Ride Secretary:
Admin FB page/Publicity: Roxy Aprile, Vicki Crowley
Life Members: Mike Teuwsen, Kath Ryan, Graham Stabler
Club Address: PO Box 5957, Mackay, QLD, 4740
A great way to celebrate another fantastic year
Hosted by Kim Smith from Hillsborough Horses, we ride from her property below a spectacular volcanic plug through to the beautiful Ball Bay. We...
A 3 day camp full of riding at Crediton near beautiful Eungella. We always manage a few cocktails after the rides too