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.
‘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.