Upper Hunter Country

Upper Hunter Country
Friday, 15 August 2014 00:00

18th St Heliers Heavy Horse Fields Days resounding success

What a great August weekend for this years events - tremendous weather with 85 horses in competition. The weekend kicked off Thursday night (2 days before the event started), with 21 horses already on the ground. By Friday night 65 camped over. Others arrived on Saturday morning for the  8:30am start with very large classes of Clydesdales, Draught, Percherons, other breeds and Shires on show and in competition. 

Delivery, Heritage and Show vehicles attracted a lot of competitors as well as the ploughing/harrowing classes. The day rolled on smoothly into Sunday.

The workday challenge always prove to be a crowd winner as spectators love to watch these Heavy Horses work. The riding classes attracted a lot of competitors of all ages and interest. Our new event for 2014 the Heavy Horse Barrel Race proved not only a winner for the competitors (who gave it their all) but with the spectators as well.

This year saw an increase in the number of Stall holders, who were supported by all in attendance. There was a wide variety of goods to purchase as well as food and drinks.

Over 2000 spectators attended the weekend and complimented on both days events - all good!

A reminder this happens all again in 2015 and we look forward to seeing you there.

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John Sercombe


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