Bush ride to grow
THE Moore River region provided a picturesque backdrop for Wanneroo Horse and Pony Club’s inaugural Great Bush Ride recently.
The two-day adventure saw more than 20 riders, aged eight to over 50, and their horses heading north along the banks of the Moore River and surrounding scenic farmland, to retrace a portion of the Old North Stock Route.
The first day’s ride culminated with the horses settled in cattle yards, storytelling around the campfire and sleeping in the shearing shed.
“We strive to create a sense of camaraderie in our club and this ride saw many friendships develop,” president Mike Agnew said.
“We hope the Great Bush Ride will be a point-of-difference into the future, as we grow and develop the diversity of our activities and the social side of our club.
“We intend to grow this particular ride into about a five-day event in the future, held during the school holidays, along with adding a few shorter bush rides throughout the year in different places.”
Member Hall Lockwood said she enjoyed the ride. “The wildflowers were amazing, all riders braved the river crossings and we saw quite a few kangaroos along the way,” she said.
The club enlisted the help of Denise Kowald from 1800 Trail Rides to navigate the river area.
The club plans to have more Great Bush Rides along the Moore River in autumn and spring next year. Call Arlene Lockwood on 0407 557 996 or email arlockwood@ iprimus.com.au for more details.