Once again it is time for the KANDANGA 1000 horse ride -
SATURDAY 11th OCTOBER 2008
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT - 1000 Horsemen and Women riding in support of THE MARY RIVER and VALLEY.
The ride starts at 9.00am sharp Saturday morning.
Then on Saturday night Country, Rock & Blues,
Licenced Bar, fully catered.
Set up camp and spend the night.....
See attached flyer for more details "Kandanga 1000"
Kandanga 1000 news...
05 September 2008 Kandanga 1000 - next event for Mary dam opponents
THE fight against the proposed Traveston Crossing dam leaves the banks of the Mary River for the hills behind Kandanga next month with organisers bringing back the popular Kandanga 1000 horse ride.
Spokeswoman Lyndall Ensbey said the ride committee had been taking calls for months from enthusiasts keen to get back in the saddle after the restrictions enforced to control the outbreak of equine influenza more than a year ago.
Hundreds of riders mingled with residents in 2006 for the inaugural trail ride hosted by the Save the Mary River Coordinating Group, but the bans on horse movements prevented the second Kandanga 1000 from being held.
This year the group's event is set for October 11, with registrations being taken on the day at the starting grounds near Kandanga Creek State School (signs from Kandanga).
Riders will take off at 9am and take a scenic route though the hills of the Mary Valley, descending into Kandanga for lunch and an official ceremony, before mounting up and heading back to Kandanga Creek.
The ride will be followed by a variety concert and barbecue that evening. Camping is available.
Mrs Ensbey said the trail wound through neighbouring properties for about 15 kilometres, and provided good views of the Mary Valley, much of which will disappear under the waterline, should the proposal to dam the Mary River succeed.
"This is a critical time for us, as we wait for the Federal Government to decide on this proposal," Mrs Ensbey said. The 1000 in the ride title depicts the 1000 farms and 10,000 people affected by the proposal.
Ride entry costs $5 per child and $15 per adult, which includes the concert and camping if riders want to stay on after the event.
Inquiries to Lyndall and Neville Ensbey on 5484 3697, Brett Albrecht on 5484 3532 or Robyn Young on 5484 3290.
Save the Mary River Coordinating Group
C/- Kandanga Post Office
Kandanga Via Gympie Q 4570
Ph: 07 5488 4800
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