Heavy horses

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE first Heavy Horse Her­itage Day at Ap­ple Tree Creek has hit the right note with the Childers com­mu­nity and looks to be­come an an­nual event.

Aus­tralian Draught Horse CQ branch mem­ber Lyn Rat­tray helped or­gan­ised the event and could not be­lieve its suc­cess.

“It was very well re­ceived. We were ab­so­lutely over­whelmed by the amount of pub­lic support,” Mrs Rat­tray said.

Mrs Rat­tray and her hus­band Bob have owned heavy horses for nine years and showed four at the week­end event.

“My hus­band al­ways wanted to have a big horse and now we have 11,” she laughed.

With 125 acres of land at Kilki­van, Mrs Rat­tray said they cer­tainly had enough room to move.

Mrs Rat­tray said 20 horses were in­volved in the week­end event, with dis­plays and buggy rides en­joyed on the day.

And while Mrs Rat­tray said she did not know the ex­act fig­ure of attendance, gold coin do­na­tions at the gate at­tracted more than $1000.

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