Events Calendar

**POSTPONED TO 2022** Watagan Mountains Endurance Ride
From Saturday 11 September 2021
To Sunday 12 September 2021
Contact Cody Holloway | 0449 953 859 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

**POSTPONED TO 2022**

 

RIDE NAME:                   Watagan Mountains Endurance Ride         

RIDE BASE ADDRESS:    166 Mill Lane, Quorrobolong

DIRECTIONS:                   

DATE OF EVENT:             Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September 2021

RIDE SECRETARY:            Cody Holloway | 0449 953 859 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Watagan Mountains Endurance

 

11th and 12th September 2021 – 40/80km rides

 

Come and join us in the stunning Watagan Mountains for a weekend not to be missed. We have distances to suit every horse and every rider.

Our ‘Intro to Endurance’ weekend in April is perfect for newcomers and experienced riders alike. Come and preview our new and exciting tracks as well as prepare your horse for the season ahead. There will be plenty of information and volunteers to help newcomers into endurance riding. A dedicated ‘mentoring area’ will be set up with experienced riders helping anyone who wants a hand.

Horses will require a reasonable level of fitness as the ride starts with a 3km climb up into the mountains. There are some short rough patches, but all the tracks are 4wd accessible. All legs include out and back tracks with turnaround points so expect some two-way horse traffic. There is only 2km of tar at the start and end of the ride, on wide country roads with a good verge. The rest of the tracks traverse scenic national park and state forest trails.

The Course:

  • 40km Ride - A 40km training ride (and leg 2 of our 80km ride) that is ideal for novice horses and riders to step up and challenge themselves. This ride starts with a decent climb up the mountain and then follows an undulating track through the National Park. Be sure to take your time and enjoy the views along the way.
  • 80km Ride  - If you are looking for more of a challenge, we are running an 80km ride on the 8th August. Leg 1 of this ride will take you up and across the Watagan mountains. Once you climb up into the Watagans the track is gently undulating along the top. You will ride along forestry tracks to Heaton’s Lookout, taking in amazing views (even in the dark!) from Newcastle right across Lake Macquarie and down the Central Coast. Leg 2 of the 80km is the same as the 40km training ride (described above).

Ride Base: We have a beautiful ride base at 166 Mill Lane, Quorrobolong on the quieter, Hunter Valley side of the mountains. There is good access for big rigs.

Camping is available from 4pm Friday afternoon.

There are NO DOG’s allowed as it is a private property and there are young livestock on the property.

Fires are allowed (subject to Fire Ratings on the day) but must be in a contained pit or drum.

Horse water will be provided but you should bring your own human drinking water.

BYO cups for water on track. Checkpoints will have water available but will not be providing cups due to COVID restrictions.

Canteen: There will be a canteen available Saturday (lunch) and Sunday (breakfast and lunch). Dinner on Saturday night can be purchased directly from the local pizza place and delivered. More details coming.

Vetting:

Vetting will be open from 8am to 4.30pm Saturday and then re-open again at 7am Sunday.

(If you are new to endurance - it is recommended you arrive 2-3hours before your ride start time to allow time to settle your horse, have your horse vet checked, and attend the pre-ride briefing).

All riders entering the 40km ride on Sunday are required to vet on Saturday and camp overnight.

Ride Start Times and Entry Fees (April ride only):

 

Saturday

Sunday

Entry Fee

80km - TBC $130

40km

10.30am

8am

$75

*Camping fee of $10/night per horse.

**If you are not a member of the ERA a day membership fee of $15 applies.

How to Enter

All entries are required via online entry through Try Booking 

Hope to see you there!

For more information

Visit our Facebook page: Watagan Mountains Endurance

Or contact Cody Holloway: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mob: 0437 628 213

Website: https://cutt.ly/UkBHjMP

      

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