50/50 Ride - 20-21 September 2024

We are excited to offer something a little different to the annual Kilkivan Great Horse Ride.

A special event for those who like to move a bit faster and aren’t scared to rough it a bit; all in the name of good fun and making memories.

Imagine, saddling up in the cool of the morning, riding out knowing that where you’ll lay your head is a good 30km ride away.

You’ve checked-in your swag and bag of essential items with the crew who will transport it so it can be ready and waiting at the campsite.  Our ride out times on both days will depend on the numbers – stay tuned.

The ride will be mostly private land holdings, with some nice hills and creek crossings, a bit of road riding and sections of rocky rail trail into town for Sunday lunch.

Saturday morning tea and lunch will be on the trail, with dinner served at our campsite on a 10,000+ acre cattle property. Portaloos will be at the campsite and Saturday lunch stop only.

Sunday breakfast and morning tea will be provided along with a choice of three lunch options at the Kilkivan Hotel.  Our horses will have a well-earned rest across the road, tied up under supervision.  Please note that drinks are excluded and we discourage alcohol consumption as we will still have a couple of kilometres to ride back to the floats after lunch and drinking may affect your insurance coverage.

All food from Saturday morning to Sunday lunch is provided, as are overnight horse yards, water and hay.

As you may appreciate, holding 50 horses overnight is no easy task. We will be erecting temporary fencing consisting of cattle panels and electric tape yards.  Please let us know if your horse is unable to be yarded next to others if only separated by an electric tape.  We will endeavour to keep buddy horses grouped together.

Saturday night will be a campfire with good conversation and a couple of fun surprises thrown in.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate stallions or rigs, and this ride is not suitable for small children or inexperienced riders. A gear check will be performed before riding out, please ensure your gear is safe and suitable.

As always, please be considerate of other riders, if you see someone struggling or notice a horse becoming unsettled, please refrain from doing anything that may exacerbate the situation.  Getting everyone home safely is our priority.

We’re looking forward to meeting you to saddle up for a night under the stars!

DETAILS

When: Saturday 21 and 22 September 2024

Where: Depart Kilkivan Showgrounds Saturday morning time TBC but no later than 9.00am

Cost: $490pp EARLYBIRD $450 if paid in full before 23 June 2024

Refund policy: 100% before 27 June 2024,  50% before and including 24 August 2024.  After 24 August 2024 there is NO refund unless cancelled due to weather or any unavoidable situation as deemed by the KGHR committee.

Note: Nominating does not guarantee a place.  A payment link will be sent when accepted, you will also be asked to choose your Sunday Kilkivan Hotel lunch choice.

50/50 Ride Nomination