Menu

Horses put through paces at festival site

Shanti McIvor on Bella and Lara Uhl on Phoenix from the Ranch Byron Bay were among 30 or so riders and horses at North Byron Parklands for last weekend’s inaugural Endurance Ride. Geoff Provest (Member for Tweed) and Cameron Arnold from Destination North Coast were there to launch the Horse Trails of the Tweed Valley guide. Photo Jeff Dawson

An introduction to endurance horse riding was held last Saturday at the North Byron Parklands site, which showcased the grounds as a multi-use site.

Event organiser and Tweed-Byron Trail Horse Riders Club secretary Debra Minto said 30 riders took their horses though a 20km course that was set within the property.

‘The course follows the Parklands boundary fences and roadways, travels through a leafy regeneration corridor and a forest of tall gum trees up to the highest point on the property.

New members

‘While only a short course by endurance standards, there are some challenges for those horses and riders who are new to this sport.’

The club is seeking new members in the Tweed-Byron area and encouraging more participation in the sport as it prepares to enter a team to compete in the National Endurance Championship – the Tom Quilty Gold Cup. In July 2019, this event will be staged at a property in Imbil, south-west of Gympie. For further information visit www.aera.asn.au or contact Debra Minto on 0418 400 047.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 

Become a supporter of The Echo

A note from the editorial team

Some of The Echo’s editorial team: journalists Paul Bibby and Aslan Shand, editor Hans Lovejoy, photographer Jeff Dawson and Mandy Nolan

The Echo has never underestimated the intelligence and passion of its readers. In a world of corporate banality and predictability, The Echo has worked hard for more than 30 years to help keep Byron and the north coast unique with quality local journalism and creative ideas. We think this area needs more voices, reasoned analysis and ideas than just those provided by News Corp, lifestyle mags, Facebook groups and corporate newsletters.

The Echo is one hundred per cent locally owned and one hundred per cent independent. As you have probably gathered from what is happening in the media industry, it is not cheap to produce a weekly newspaper and a daily online news service of any quality.

We have always relied entirely on advertising to fund our operations, but often loyal readers who value our local, independent journalism have asked how they could help ensure our survival.

Any support you can provide to The Echo will make an enormous difference. You can make a one-off contribution or a monthly one. With your help, we can continue to support a better informed local community and a healthier democracy for another 30 years.”

Echonetdaily is made possible by the support of all of our advertisers and is brought to you by this week's sponsor Vast Ballina and Falls Festival