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“The Barn” at Calajero is situated at 3235 Bairnsdale Dargo Road, Glenaladale, about 30 minutes’ drive north east from Stratford, or north west from Bairnsdale. The trip is quite straightforward, approximately 5 hours floating. Members may wish to make arrangements to travel together, for company and support.
There is a the well-equipped kitchen/lounge with cosy fire, (two large fridges). There is also a undercover socialising area with cabins on the right, with comfy chairs, wood heater and wood fire pizza oven. The Barn has 8 rooms with sleeping accommodation for various numbers, and there are 5 bunks in a large dormitory type area above with room for swags.
Hopefully some members will use their floats, caravans or similar accommodation. The venue offers hot showers, full toilet facilities, fully equipped kitchen, safe paddocks for horses, and some yards; but I strongly suggest members bring their portable electric yards if they wish to keep their horse separate. Members should take all their food and drinks (for humans & horses) as the event is self-catering. Bairnsdale is only 30 minutes away and has a variety of shopping options. We will again arrange a pizza night, so bring along suitable ingredients. There are good pubs at Lindenow and Briagolong if we choose to have a night out. Please also bring your own blankets, pillows, sheets, sleeping bags etc, and towels to suit your personal requirements. This event is not open to Day Members, but ATHRA members and Club families/friends are welcome. It is vital that we make efficient use of the available space so booking with Alan Salter are essential. Members may attend for all or as many days as they wish, but distance travelled really warrants staying as long as you can.
PLEASE NOTE: Members should not arrive at the venue before midday allow time for cleaning and preparation of the venue for us. The Club must vacate the venue by 10.00 am on Saturday 26 September, to allow cleaning as another group is booked in for the weekend.
Adults $35 per person, per night, (includes riders and partners etc. alike); Children under 16 $20 per night (special discount for the club), preschoolers and HORSES are FREE. A $70 deposit is required with your nomination/booking, the balance payable on arrival.
Club Ride Fee: There will be a flat $5 ride fee for all riders.
All bookings should be made to Alan Salter text 0427 357 941 or email@example.com .
Rooms will be allocated according to requirements, early nominations and bookings will have preference. I recommend that families or groups get together to work out compatibilities. Confirmation of payment of a $70 deposit (2 nights’ accommodation, the balance on arrival) is required before a booking will be confirmed. Payment should be made by EFT (direct deposit) into the Ballarat Social Trail Horse Riders Club Bendigo Bank account, BSB & Account Number 633-000, 155 873 003. Please quote your name and Cal20 as a reference, E.g. SalterCal2 0
There will time for a relaxing leisurely ride on Sunday to let the horses wind down after their journey. Rides will be arranged daily, according to member preferences and skills, easy and not so easy, half or full day. Separate rides may be conducted simultaneously to cater for all. Participants may ride, or have a rest day as they wish, with plenty of non-horse riding activities in the offing for non-riding family and friends. Horses and riders will require a degree of fitness and it is suggested that members start preparations/training now. Those who attended this event previously all agree that this is perhaps not a ride for nervous riders, so please bear this in mind if nominating. It is important that you do not “overfeed” your horse with unnecessary hot feeds. Basic feed of chaff and Lucerne chaff with a cool supplement and good clean hay will be quite sufficient, and help prevent tying up and similar issues with your horse. I am available for advice on feeding and preparations if you wish. Horses will need to be shod in the week before, or at the very least well booted up because it is hard and stony under foot. Breastplates are essential as we will be riding in hilly terrain most of the time. This camp was set during the school holidays so that families can attend. Hope to see you all there.