Du­ral Hoof Sports Easter Egg Hunt

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - News - By Karri Nadazdy

Satur­day, 9th April, 2016 dawned a beau­ti­ful sunny day for Du­ral Hoof Sports’ Easter Egg Hunt in Wad­dell’s Or­chard, Gal­ston.

The day com­menced with a Horse Agility course of 6 ob­sta­cles. Com­peti­tors nom­i­nated whether they would en­ter in hand, rid­den or long rein­ing. A high­light was Noe­line Cas­set­tari’s pony and don­key pair, who en­tered in long reins, and im­pres­sively ne­go­ti­ated the nar­row S Bend ob­sta­cle cleanly to cheers from spec­ta­tors.

Af­ter the agility, com­peti­tors headed off on a scav­enger hunt to re­trieve 20 hid­den ‘Easter Eggs’, or as many as they could find. The trail wound through a bush fire trail, and into Wad­dell’s Or­chard, a beau­ti­ful work­ing farm of fruit­ing trees, and a large dam, shaded by tall flow­er­ing eu­ca­lypts.

Com­pe­ti­tion got fierce here, with com­peti­tors over­tak­ing each other, and some go­ing back to dou­ble check what they had missed. We could hear the laugh­ter across the or­chard, a sure sign of a suc­cess­ful event, and all of the com­peti­tors ar­rived at the fin­ish line within the time limit.

Fi­nal scores were very close, with 3 equal 1sts in the agility. The Grand Cham­pion of the day was Nick Virtue and his Quar­ter Horse cross But­ters, and Re­serve Grand Cham­pion was Ye­lena Udy and her An­glo Arab River. The win­ners re­ceived Easter Egg Gift Bas­kets. Thanks to our spon­sor, Wad­dell’s Or­chard, for wel­com­ing us on their prop­erty, and to our vol­un­teers who made the event pos­si­ble.

Other up­com­ing events for Du­ral Hoof Sports in­clude a Horse Agility Com­pe­ti­tion, Trick Train­ing Work­shop, an­other scav­enger hunt and much more. Find us on Face­book, or email du­ral­hoof­s­ports@out­look.com for more de­tails..

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