Dural Hoof Sports Easter Egg Hunt
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details..