Rid­ing group seeks sell­ers

The Tatura Guardian - - News -

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 north­ern­srg@ya­hoo.com.au

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.

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