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RCTHRC - Melbourne Cup in the Pyrenees Ranges Landsborough 28/10 to 1/11/16 Weekend Camp

RCTHRC - Melbourne Cup in the Pyrenees Ranges Landsborough 28/10 to 1/11/16 Weekend Camp
RCTHRC - Melbourne Cup in the Pyrenees Ranges Landsborough 28/10 to 1/11/16 Weekend Camp
Oct 28

RCTHRC - Melbourne Cup in the Pyrenees Ranges Landsborough...

Event Info
Category: Victorian Event
Date & Time: Oct 28 2016 at 09:00 AM - Nov 01 2016 at 03:00 PM

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     Friday 28th October to Tuesday 1st November 2016


    Conducted in accordance with the ATHRA Code of Conduct.

     The Committees of RCTHRC and BSTHRC proudly invite members of both clubs to attend the first Melbourne Cup Long Weekend Camp in the beautiful Pyrenees Ranges.  We will be camping at the venue used for the staging of the 2002 Tom Quilty Gold Cup and will be exploring the Quilty trails. 

    This camp weekend is for RCTHRC & BSTHRC members only.


    Landsborough is 26km from Ararat / 45km from Avoca at the base on the Pyrenees ranges.  You can take the Western Hwy to Ararat or go through Castlemaine towards Maryborough.  Distance is approx. 195km and travel time 2hr 30min from Riddells.  We test drove both circuits from Riddells and found that the Hwy offered an easy no fuss drive all the way and the Maryborough - Castlemaine drive was good roads, little busy & lengthy getting through Castlemaine but that would depend on timing and where your departing from.  Either way is not hard so look it up on the map – these are suggested routes and times only.


    For YOU - Venue is the Landsborough Community Reserve.  Camping can be around the reserve or on the eastern adjacent paddock next to the reserve, there is plenty of room and the adjacent camp area is flat, grassed with good roads in and out.  There will be portable toilets close to the camp area with a toilet block & 2 showers at the community hall on the west side of the reserve. Water for both humans & horses will be accessible but no power available. We will have the use of a large shed which will be open 24/7, campfire, music, Sunday spit, tea & coffee will all be on offer here.  An information flyer will be available on near by towns / places of interest / winery’s & eateries. 

    For your HORSE – You will need to provide portable yards (preferably hot) as there is no communal paddock.  Shade is limited in the west side camp area with minimal tress for night lining.  Water will be accessible for drinking and washing down.  A trailer will be available to collect manure, or if you could bag it (chaff bag size) so it can be removed that would be even better.  We have organized locals to pick up all manure as long as it is bagged or in the trailer. 


    Cost for the weekend is $30 per person or $50 per family (nearest & dearest only!) 

    Camp fees / ride fees for great riding! / Sunday spit roast (lamb & pork w/- sides & dessert) / Sunday Hot Dog lunch / tea & coffee / music & a HEAP of fun with like minded members! 


    Please nominate by Monday 24th October so we have time to order the meat and make sure we have enough provisions.  We realise this being a new venue some members may want to have more info so please feel free to contact any of the below and we will be happy to help. 

    RCTHRC - Contact Brenda – bh 0416 210717 (pls leave message or text) / ah 5428 7901 or email rcthrc1@hotmail.com  Ring or text Julie Madin on 0423 263355 if you can’t get hold of me.

    BSTHRC – Contact  Alan Salter 0427 357 941 or Nat Strachan 0428 716 187. 

    If leaving a message or texting PLEASE remember to include the following -

    Surname / how many attending / payment method.

    Preferred payment method is EFT prior to the event but if that’s not an option for you then cash on arrival.  Please advise when making your nomination.


    You can arrive Friday or as early as you like, no restrictions.

    Saturday ride out 10am (Horseless muster 9.30am) – return to camp approx. 2.30pm – saddle bag lunch.

    Saturday night is up to you but we will mosey along (drive approx. 15min) to Moonambell pub for dinner which is supposed to be pretty good.  We will book ahead so we don’t surprise them too much so let us know if you’re coming too.  There is BBQ  facilities at the venue if you wish to stay in camp. 

    Sunday ride out 10am (Horseless muster 9.30am) – return to camp approx. 2.30pm – Hot dog lunch in the bush provided by your club.

    Sunday night 6pm onwards – Spit roast dinner (lamb & pork) served with salad & dessert provided by your club and lovingly prepared by you committee members. 

    Monday ride 1pm (Horseless muster 12.30pm) – return to camp as agreed by riders, but about 3 pm

    Monday night do your own thing.   BBQ available at venue, pubs in Elmhurst, Stawell, Ararat and Moonambell. 

    Tuesday anytime – pack up and head home. 


    Tracks will be both flat as we make our way around the ridge with undulating to steep in parts – all needed to experience the panoramic views on offer at the ridge of the ranges. 

    Your horse needs to reasonably fit due to the hilly terrain and it’s advisable they are booted or shod but of course we will leave that decision up to you.  If you need more info or advice please contact Alan Salter 0427 357 941. 

    ·         NO dogs permitted – Please abide by this rule for this venue..

    ·         Horses are to be reasonably fit, with feet adequately conditioned and / or shod.

    ·         Stallions only by approval.

    ·         Breastplates and cruppers are recommended.

    ·         Horses known to kick must wear a red ribbon in their tail.

    ·         Under 18’s must wear an approved riding helmet.

    ·         Riders under 16 must be under adult supervision and have a signed approval.

    ·         RCTHRC recommends that all riders have Ambulance cover.

    ·         All riders must adhere to the RCTHRC & BSTHRC rules which incorporate the ATHRA Code of Conduct.

    ·         All riders must advise the Trail Boss of any medical condition prior to the commencement of the ride.

    ·         No smoking on the ride.

    ·         It is recommend that all members have Ambulance cover.

    Hope to see you and your horse there 

  • Category
    Victorian Event
  • Location & full address
    Landsborough, Victoria
  • Date & Time
    Oct 28 2016 at 09:00 AM - Nov 01 2016 at 03:00 PM
  • Event Admins
    Riddells Creek Trail Horse Riding Club



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