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ALL HORSES MUST NOW BE HENDRA VACCINATED TO RIDE IN THE '2015 KILKIVAN GREAT HORSE RIDE!!! 
 
   
           

About The Ride

THE RIDE

Annually on a Saturday in April close to Easter up to 1100 horses, riders and horse-drawn vehicles start from  Kilkivan Shire, travel 20 - 30kms through some of the most picturesque country in South-East Queensland, then meet up for the grand parade through Kilkivan township at 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 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 which makes up Kilkivan Shire. In 1988 the Queensland opening of the National Trail was incorporated into the ride and legendary late R M Williams was among the riders who followed the trail.

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

Breakfast will be available for purchase on Sunday morning. Also on Sunday there will be:

Pony Club events
Junior and Senior events
Nominations on the day

ACCOMMODATION

Bush camping is available for the weekend at the showgrounds. Accommodation is also available at the following places:

Kilkivan Hotel/Motel (07) 5484 1125
Kilkivan Bush Camping at Rossmore Park (07) 5484 1340
Kilkivan Bowls Club (07) 5484 1270






President Ron Fisher 0407 280 244
Vice President

Secretary Cheryl Blanch (07) 5488 6058 or  0410 757 301
Treasurer Kim Stuart
0421 040 829
Email
kilkivangreathorseride@gmail.com


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