District trail riders are riding for a cause
AT next week’s Relay For Life event, the walkers and joggers will be joined by a group of horse riders.
The Mansfield and District Trail Riders Club already have 15 horses and riders ready to participate, but member Jill Archer says they would always welcome more.
“Riders do not have to be a member of the club to join the team,” Ms Archer said.
The group is also on the lookout for walkers, as the horses will only be ridden during the day, so two legged volunteers are needed to make up the hours during the night.
The group has a raffle going to raise extra funds and tickets are for sale at their sponsors Oakbank Products, Gone Riding and Yenckens.
The t i ckets will also be on sale at the Relay For Life event, with great prizes for the winners.
Jill Archer explained her own involvement to the Courier.
“I am a cancer survivor, my father died of cancer and my mother beat it twice,” she said.
“We must find a cure.
“Cancer touches everyone, and we shouldn’t lose friends and family this way.”
If you are interested in joining the riders or walking for them, you can contact Jill Archer on 0434 479 348, or you can donate through their web page.
FROM THE OPEN PLAINS TO THE OVAL: Members of the Mansfield and District Trail Riders Club will forsake the trails of the High Country next week to raise money for Relay For Life’s fight against cancer.