RIDERS TRAIL THROUGH CANIA'S BEAUTY
Rain couldn’t damper enthusiasm of riders, and so the annual Monto Cattle Drive went on
Michelle Goody We’d like to thank our volunteers, and St Johns Ambulance.
ABOUT 23mm of rain fell on Friday at the campsite of the annual Monto Cattle Drive.
Organiser Michelle Goody said the wet conditions were no obstacle for the enthusiastic riders who were ready for the weekend event.
“We had lovely weather Saturday and 37 riders set out and did a 30km trail ride through neighbouring properties and came home through Malakoff,” she said. The lengthy trail ride substituted the planned cattle muster, and on the Sunday, a 20km trail ride was held attracting about 20 riders to join in.
“Saturday night we had a great campfire three course dinner and entertainment,” Mrs Goody said.
Riders came from around Queensland for this unique experience, including from Wondai, Childers, Gympie, Gin Gin, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton and of course, from Monto. “The scenery was beautiful, the companionship was great, and overall it was a wonderful social weekend,” Mrs Goody said.
“We’d like to thank our volunteers, and St John Ambulance.
“We couldn’t have done it without them.” Next year’s ride is already on the cards.
ON THE TRAIL: Though walking was an option, all participants came on horse to Monto's annual trail ride.