RIDERS TRAIL THROUGH CA­NIA'S BEAUTY

Rain couldn’t damper en­thu­si­asm of riders, and so the an­nual Monto Cat­tle Drive went on

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE - An­nie Perets

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ON THE TRAIL: Though walk­ing was an op­tion, all par­tic­i­pants came on horse to Monto's an­nual trail ride.

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