Hawkesbury riders saddle up for Hawkesbury endurance ride

Mount up: All smiles for horse-lovers’ weekend. Picture: Animal Focus

Mount up: All smiles for horse-lovers’ weekend. Picture: Animal Focus

More than 50 riders are expected to mount up to tackle the legendary Quilty trails in the Hawkesbury next weekend.

The Q60 - named after the 100-mile Tom Quilty ride which was first held in the Hawkesbury in 1966 - will take place on 29th /30th April.  Based at Ararat Lodge in the Colo Valley, there will be distances to suit all abilities, ages and levels of fitness. Rides from 5kms to 100kms will take horses up rocky sandstone escarpments and along shady four-wheel drive tracks through the National Park, and over private property alongside ancient water-courses festooned with waterlilies in the Colo valley.

Magnificent views along well-marked and sometimes challenging tracks through the scenic Hawkesbury landscape are on offer to anyone keen to spend quality time with their horse and experience what endurance riding is all about.

The aim is to encourage young and old to get out and enjoy a guided trail ride under safe conditions.

For more information call 0414 404 133.

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