Thursday, October 14, 2010

Australia: New venue for Wagin Endurance Ride - Full Article

14 Oct, 2010 05:11 PM
FOR the past nine years the Wedgecarrup Hall has been the venue for the Wagin Endurance Ride which is organised by David and Anita Lunt in conjunction with the WA Endurance Riders Association.

The Wedgecarrup Hall has been an ideal venue in the past however with the event set to be promoted as an FEI international ride next year, a new venue has had to be sourced in order to comply with international standards.

With this in mind the organisers approached the Wagin shire, the Wagin Pony Club and Wagin Trotting Club resulting in the ride now being hosted at the Wagin Pony Club and adjacent trot training oval.

Organiser Anita Lunt said moving the ride to town this year will allow them to run their normal annual ride as a 'dummy' event in a lead up to the FEI ride giving them a chance to see how the course will run and what improvements and changes will need to be made for next year.

With the change of venue a new course covering two legs of 40 kilometres starting and finishing at the pony club has had to be sourced.

“We have been privileged in past years to have been granted access to a variety of properties west of Wagin,” Mrs Lunt said.

“This year new landholders have been approached in order to accommodate the new course and once again the support shown has been fantastic...

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