18-20 August 2017
2017 EQUESTRIAN AUSTRALIA ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
CEI 1*, 2* & 3*, including the Bullio Arabians 1*/ 2* Trans Tasman Challenge
Over 150 endurance riders from as far afield as Osaka in Japan and Mt Martha in Victoria saddled up in Imbil to take on the diverse forestry terrain around the Stirling’s Crossing Equestrian Complex over 40km, 80km and 120km distances.
Nominations close 11 August 2017.
The course is in forestry areas and includes wide open roads as well as fire trails. Many stretches are excellent going where horses can move along, but other sections require cautious riding, looking for hazards such as erosion washouts and vegetation close to the trail. For these, slower speeds and care is necessary.
Short sections of the course are used in both directions and it is important that riders keep to the left when encountering oncoming competitors. Rules of the road apply on forest roads and these require riders to keep to the left-hand side of roads.
CAMPING & FACILITIES
Stirling’s Crossing Equestrian Complex offers camping for those participating in club events. Each camp site has a water tap and there is limited access to power. The property has a fully air conditioned toilet and shower amenities block and food and coffee vans are available onsite for the duration of the event.
The complex has a 40m x 60m undercover vetting area, an event office and viewing deck.