ACT Endurance Riders Association
Snowy Zone Championship Brookvale 5–7 October 2013
Pre-ride track and ridebase photos 2013
The photos of Leg 1 were taken in August, after some rain. The other legs and ride base photos were taken on the last weekend in September.
The course primarily travels through Brindabella National Park and Uriarra Forest and utilizes forest trails together with some dirt roads and tracks through private property. For the Championship and 80 km rides, some of the old tracks have been selected that have not been used since the early days of the Brookvale ride decades ago.
This is a traditional Snowy Zone course that requires a fit horse to tackle the substantial hills of the Webbs Ridge and Blue Range to be climbed during the first two legs of the endurance rides.
The footing for all rides is a mixture of soft forest tracks and road verges, rocky stretches and, depending on the weather, reasonably concussive dirt road.
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Ride weekend photos – 120 km placegetters
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Ride weekend – 80 km
Brian Blundell (right) with Wendy Jesson, 1st LWT & BC 80 km, and winner Alan Blundell Memorial Trophy
Ride weekend – 50 km
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Ride weekend – around ride base
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Photos by Equestrian Sport Photography
Natalie Young from Equestrian Sport Photography has taken a few nice photographs of some of the riders that are now available for purchase. The proofs are available on Natalie's Facebook page, Equestrian Sport Photography, and riders are welcome to contact her directly to order any photographs they would like.
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