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.