Ride Information

'The greatest adventure is what lies ahead'

IMPORTANT INFO

RIDE BASE ADDRESS:

Cranbury Hall, 298 Cranbury Rd, Canowindra | Entry via Toogong Road | Do NOT enter via Batties Lane

RIDE ENTRY FEES:

10km ride - $35 | 20km ride - $55 | 40km ride - $75 | **Non-AERA members please add $15 day membership fee**

80km ride - $140 | Junior 80km ride - $120 | Camping $5 per horse per night 

Entries are NOW OPEN. Please click here to enter: Manehub

You can not enter on the day.

Entry to the ride base (paddock next to Cranbury Hall) is accessible to all vehicles
Ride base will open Friday 17 June | Please bring human water | Toilets and showers (Don't waste tank water)

Mobile phone coverage is good | Bring your own firewood and drums | No rubbish bins - rubbish goes home
Horse manure must be spread | Dogs are very welcome on leash | Nearest fuel is in Canowindra

SATURDAY 18 June

TIMES

09:00am - Office opens  (Saturday riders will be given preference)
 

10:00am - 12:00pm - Vetting for Saturday riders ONLY
 

12:00pm - 40km ride start. 3hrs min riding time, 5hrs max riding time. Pre-ride talk will be under saddle 10 minutes prior to ride start. Marshall towards the exit gate.
 

12:30pm - 20km ride start. 1.5hrs min riding time, 4hrs max riding time. Pre-ride talk will be under saddle 10 minutes prior to ride start. Marshall towards the exit gate.


01:00pm - 10km ride start. 1hr min ride time, 2hrs max riding time. Pre-ride talk will be under saddle 10 minutes prior to ride start. Marshall towards the exit gate.
 

01:00pm - 05:00pm - Vetting for Sunday riders.


06:00pm - Pre-ride talks for Sunday rides

SUNDAY 19 June

TIMES

05:00am - 80km ride start. 6hrs minimum ride time, 9hrs max riding time

07:00am - 40km ride start. 3hrs min riding time, 5hrs max riding time

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SATURDAY COURSE

10km RIDE

The 10km course will follow a loop around the church on well maintained quiet dirt roads with good verges either side.

20km RIDE

The 20km course  will leave the ride base heading down Cranbury Lane and towards Canowindra Rd. Riders will cross Canowindra Rd (As this is a busy tar road, safety officers will be at the crossing but there is plenty of visual both sides). Riders will then turn left into private property and onto a quiet dirt country lane which winds up and around offering views all the way to Mt Canobolas. You will then loop back around to Canowindra Rd, cross again and head back to the ride base.

40km RIDE

The 40km course course will follow RED ARROWS leaving the ride base to the left down Cranbury Road and onto Sussex Lane which will take riders across Canowindra Road. There will be safety officers to ensure you cross safely as this is a 100km road (there are good visuals both ways). You will then head left into private property for which will pop you out onto Frisby’s Lane. This lane winds up taking in views right across to Mount Canobolas at the top. You will continue down and around on quiet well maintained dirt roads with good verges for the remainder of the leg and ultimately loop back around to Frisby’s Lane following the same course back across Canowindra Road where you will continue up the hill and around the Church back to the ride base.  There is some undulation on this leg as well as some long flat stretches.

SUNDAY COURSE

40km RIDE

The 40km course will follow leg 1 RED ARROWS.

Canowindra Challenge 80km RIDE

LEG 1 will follow RED ARROWS leaving the ride base to the left down Cranbury Road and onto Sussex Lane which will take riders across Canowindra Road. There will be safety officers to ensure you cross safely as this is a 100km road (there are good visuals both ways). You will then head left into private property for which will pop you out onto Frisby’s Lane. This lane winds up taking in views right across to Mount Canobolas at the top. You will continue down and around on quiet well maintained dirt roads with good verges for the remainder of the leg and ultimately loop back around to Frisby’s Lane following the same course back across Canowindra Road where you will continue up the hill and around the Church back to the ride base.  There is some undulation on this leg as well as some long flat stretches.

Leg 2 of the 80km course will follow BLACK ARROWS leaving the ride base to the right down Toogoong Road. Riders will follow a dirt road for 10km before crossing Longs Corner Road. This is a quiet tar road but please slow down to cross. You will then go down through a floodway and then head off to the left following quiet well maintained dirt roads with good verges winding through the open landscapes of the Canowindra farmland. There is another small area of tar to watch out for about 6km along before you turn off to the right. You will then join onto part of the 2003 Tom Quilty track where will enter private property and follow a bush track for around 4km before popping back out on Nanami Lane which will take you back across Longs Corner Road and back to the ride base.

 

Both legs offer beautiful views of the Canowindra farming district.

Food Options

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Canowindra Lions Club

The wonderful team from the Lions Club will be back on site this year providing breakfast and lunch goodies over Saturday and Sunday. 

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Swift Coffee Van

The lovely Linnergar's will be back

with all things coffee and treats all day Saturday and Sunday.

Other Info

Pre-planning

10km/20km

Packing & Horse Containment

Pre-During-After Ride

and Vetting

NSWERA

New Rider Info Pack

Familiarise yourself

with the

AERA Rulebook