The recent August Tambo Upper Trail Riding Club ride was at ‘The Barn’ at Calajero on Iguana Creek. Some members arrived on Friday and Saturday to take advantage of the overnight facilities at ‘The Barn’.

The Sunday ride had 20 riders saddle up for the day. Members attended from far afield, Nyora in the west right through to Lakes Entrance in the east.

The route featured shaded gullies, rocky creeks with tree ferns and high ridges with great views.

The horses moved along nicely, and there was lots of chatter among the group, enjoying each other’s company and the environment.

The terrain was rocky and steep in places, keeping the horses focused on the job, with plenty of natural obstacles and challenges to negotiate safely.

After a break for lunch, the horses sensed they were headed for home and picked up the pace; however, all soon settled and fell into a good, steady gait.

On returning to the floats, the horses were tended to first before the riders enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea. Floats were loaded, and the group headed off home after a challenging and satisfying day.

Tony Burgess is leading the September Ride on Rodericks Road, Flaggy Creek, on September 17.

Tony Burgess is leading the September Ride at 630 Rodericks Road, Flaggy Creek, on Sunday, September 17. The ride will head into the adjacent Mount Alfred State Forest, abundant with riding tracks and trails.

Horses need to be shod or booted due to rocky terrain. The riders will attend a pre-ride muster at 9.45am before heading out for the day. Please bring a saddlebag lunch.

For more details on the ride, contact the club page:

Tambo rides are hosted on the third Sunday of every month and are suitable for riders of most standards.

Visitors are welcome, and juniors are also encouraged but must be accompanied by a guardian and able to ride independently.

For more information, call or text Caroline Driscoll on 0408 963 667 or Sue Cullinan on 0412 526 121.