Riding group seeks sellers
The sleepy hamlet of Moora, near Rushworth, will be a hive of activity on Saturday, January 31, when the Northern Standardbred Riding Group holds its first Car Boot Sale.
The event provides an opportunity for the public to sell unwanted items for a small $10 site fee (if booked and paid for by January 28).
Sites are $15 each, and provide room for two vehicles and a tandem trailer (or float).
Moora Racecourse and Recreation Reserve, which is in a stunning bush setting, offers plenty of shade for site holders and picturesque surrounds for visitors.
All funds raised will be used by NSRG to improve its home grounds at Moora, with a number of exciting projects on the horizon.
Event organiser Jane Reid hopes the Car Boot Sale will become an annual event.
‘‘The club has so many plans for this wonderful facility, and we are looking at different ways to help raise the money to achieve them,’’ she said.
‘‘Our annual calendar already includes a successful HRCAV Navigation Ride, and we’re keen to build it further with a second significant fundraiser.
‘‘We felt that by running an event which involved the broader community rather than just people within the horse industry, we could not only raise funds to assist with our projects, but also showcase the venue and its untapped potential.’’
Ms Reid said one of the club’s first priorities was the renovation of a 20 m by 60 mall-weather sand arena, which would be beneficial not only to NSRG, but anyone wishing to utilise the reserve for horse-related activities.
‘‘We made a deliberate decision not to restrict access to the new arena — we want to add something to the Moora facility that will benefit the community as well,’’ she said.
‘‘Our second major project will be construction of a second storage shed beside the existing building, to not only house our club equipment, but also a firefighting trailer for the reserve.’’
To book a site phone Jane Reid on 0447 530 618 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about the Northern Standardbred Riding Group and its work promoting life after racing opportunities for retired pacers and trotters, visit the club’s Facebook page.