Relay on horseback

It was good weather, good company, good fun and all for a good cause at the Adelaide Plains Equestrian Club’s second Relay on Horseback event on Sunday May 25.

Raising funds for the Cancer Council SA through sponsorship of foundation member, Tracey Smith, 19 riders participated in the event, with some travelling from the Southern Flinders Trail Riding Club and the Gawler Trail Riding Club to take part.

Last month Tracey participated in the 24-hour Relay for Life on May 2-3 and combined with the $500 raised from the APEC horseback relay, plus the addition of other support and sponsorship, she managed to exceed her fundraising goal of $1,000.

“It was fantastic to garner this support for such a great cause given that most people are impacted by cancer in their lifetime, be it through family and friends or themselves,” Tracey said.

“A big thank you to local businesses and individuals who donated goods and vouchers for the raffle, with all proceeds going to the Cancer Council.

“Mel Boyce did a terrific job organising the raffle for APEC and it raised a significant amount, which was great.

“Thank you also to the Two Wells and the Gawler River CFS crews who came along on the day and provided the BBQ and drinks and to Penny Kazla, CFS, who came and spoke with horse owners about bushfire planning and management specific to horse owners.

“This support from other local community groups was much appreciated and a great day was had by all.”

Teams of four or more took it in turns to ride one of two set courses at Claire Harniman Reserve, Lewiston, and when not in the saddle, many used the time to catch up with existing friends and meet some new people.

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