4th - 8th April 2018


Annually on a Saturday in April close to Easter, up to 1100 horses and riders start from various locales around the former Kilkivan Shire, travel 20 – 32kms through some of the most picturesque country in South-East Queensland, then meet up for the grand parade through Kilkivan township at approx 4.00 pm.

KILKIVAN is one of the few towns actually situated on the Bi-Centennial National Trail, which runs from Cooktown to Victoria, and this was the inspiration for establishing the annual Kilkivan Great Horse Ride in 1986.

The Kilkivan Great Horse Ride was first suggested by Widgee grazier and former Kilkivan Shire councillor, the late Fabian Webb, who wanted people of all ages and riding ability, from all walks of life, to get involved with a recreational ride through the scenic country around Kilkivan. In 1988 the Queensland opening of the National Trail was incorporated into the ride and the legendary late R M Williams was among the riders who participated.

Street activities provide fun and entertainment in Kilkivan while spectators await the arrival of the horses and riders. Following the parade, riders, visiting spectators and locals relax at a Campfire Concert at the Kilkivan showgrounds, with a fully licensed bar and catering by local community groups.

Breakfast is always available for purchase on Friday, Saturday & Sunday mornings.


Stephen Horseman 0467 495 179


Rosie Fitzgerald 0407 699 620


Olivia Sweeney 0409 279 529

Postal Address

PO Box 52, Kilkivan  Qld  4600


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