Car­riage driv­ing steeped with his­tory

Euroa Gazette - - NEWS -

IT’S on again! The An­nual Skye Park Aus­tralian Car­riage Driv­ing Clas­sic will be held this com­ing week­end, Satur­day Novem­ber 10 and Sun­day Novem­ber 11 at Long­wood Recre­ation Re­serve.

Hosted by the Long­wood Car­riage Driv­ing Club this an­nual event has been held at Long­wood since 1996 and this year, de­spite the drought, has at­tracted huge en­tries from through­out Aus­tralia.

Long­wood has long been known as the Car­riage Driv­ing Mecca of Aus­tralia and is jus­ti­fi­ably proud of this ti­tle.

En­try on both days is en­tirely free to spec­ta­tors and vis­i­tors will be treated to spec­tac­u­lar driv­ing from a wide va­ri­ety of out­fits from Sin­gles, to Pairs, to Tandems and Teams of Four - in - Hands of both horses and ponies of many breeds.

Satur­day will fea­ture the el­e­gance and pre­ci­sion of the Driven Dres­sage on the beau­ti­ful, re­cently ren­o­vated Long­wood Oval, to­gether with the Ob­sta­cle (Cones) Course, a tricky course against the clock through a se­ries of witches’ hats with balls on top.

Sun­day will be the day for all the ex­cite­ment and thrills of the Marathon Ob­sta­cles. Spec­ta­tors can view the ma­jor­ity of the Ob­sta­cles from one cen­tral, eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble view­ing point, par­tic­u­larly suited to young fam­i­lies and the el­derly, and with wheel chair ac­cess.

Scrump­tious cater­ing all week­end by the ladies of the Long­wood Com­mu­nity is al­ways a fea­ture of any Car­riage Driv­ing event at Long­wood.

En­quiries should be di­rected to jenny@aus­tralian­car­riages.com. au or 0439 985 562.

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