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The Gawler Trail Horse Riders Club encourages a non competitive, social & responsible trail riding environment. Members have all sorts of horses from Pony to Draft & saddlery from English to Western & all sorts in between. Note - Gawler Club Members & their visitors are required to wear Safety Helmets whilst mounted - helmet must be no more than five years old from Date of Manufacture.
Club trail rides are held at least once each month , usually the 3rd weekend of the month (Sunday calculated) & 5th Sunday also (if there is one). Training days are occasionally held & we try to hold camps approx 3-4 times per year. Dinner & a meeting is held in Gawler each month (1st Thursday) & a monthly newsletter is sent to members.
Trail rides include beach, road, paddock, moonlight, sunrise & forest to name a few, usually lasting for around 3 hours (some longer rides also), mostly walk & a little trot but some are a bit faster (detailed in newsletter), group size varies (average ~8). The social atmosphere of our rides finishes with a get together for lunch & a chat.
See further details on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/gawlertrailhorseridersclub :)
President Julie Jackson ph 0419850793
Vice President Tamara Godfrey Ph 0417869695
Secretary Kath McCullagh ph 0476937707
Treasurer Lisa Rothe ph 0478014828
Newsletter Maria Pearce ph 0412195531
Vice President Tamara Godfrey Ph 0417869695
Club Address: 186 Karwin Rd, Humbug Scrub, SA, 5114
Gawler Trail Horse Riders Club Newsletter for January 2021Gawler Trail Horse Riders Club
January Moonlight RIDE OUT – Gawler River – Saturday 27 January 2018 Host – Julie Jackson ph 0419 850 793 or 8524 2083 Arrival 6.00pm> for a 7pm...
Host – Maria Pearce and husband Chris - mobile: 0412 195531 or Home : 85628261 Consensus from members has been to have the Club’s Christmas Dinner...
OCTOBER CAMP – Bartagunyah Estate – Friday 27 to Sunday 29 October 2017 Host – Kath McCullagh Further info – Kath 0882807046 (ah) Booking has been...
Host: Lisa & Adrian Mobile Lisa 0418806213 Arrive 8am> for 9am ride out Ride Description: This ride is ~ 2.5 to 3hrs. We will be heading for the...
NOVEMBER RIDE OUT – Tarlee – Sunday 19 November 2017 Host – Sandy Jones phone 0401672241 Ride time – 9am > for an 10am start Ride Description:...
OCTOBER RIDE OUT - Humbug Scrub - Sunday 15 October 2017 Host – Kath McCullagh phone 82807046 Ride time – 9am > for an 10am start Ride Description -...
AUGUST RIDE OUT – MT CRAWFORD FOREST - CROMER – Sunday 20 August 2017 Host – Tamara Godfrey ph 0417869695 Arrival 9.00am> for 10am start Ride...
Host – Michelle Day 0414869936 Boss – Sandra S 9am arrival for 10 am start Ride description – Ride will be alongside vineyard then leading out...
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BEACH RIDE – Osborne Beach – Sunday 22 January 2016 Host – Tamara Godfrey phone 0417869695 arrival 5.30am> for 6am> ride/swim - off beach by 8am...
December RIDE OUT – Rosedale Christmas Ride – Saturday 10th December 2016 Host: Lisa & Kylie Mobile Lisa 0418806213 Arrive 8am> for 9am ride out...
Gawler Trail Horse Riders Club has evolved from its inception in 1970 as the Gawler Endurance Riders. The Club then became the Gawler Adult Riding Club in 1980 when it splintered from the Endurance Riders with the first members being riders, from various riding disciplines who were looking for a non-competitive adult social riding club. The club then did trail rides but also became part of the North-East Riding Clubs which included Salisbury, Paracombe, One Tree Hill, Williamstown & Gawler Riding Clubs. A gymkhana, dressage & show jumping day was held annually with riders from the northern riding clubs participating.
In 1990 Gawler Adult Riding Club changed its name to Gawler Trail Horse Riders Club when it became affiliated with the Australian Trail Horse Riding Association (ATHRA) when sporting clubs met hard times gaining insurance cover & because ATHRAs focus was on non-competitive family social trail riding.
Although the North-East Riding Clubs no longer exists Gawler Trail Horse Riders Club has continued to survive. Over the years membership has risen and fallen but there has always been a dedicated core of members to keep the club active and viable. One of the original endurance riders members is still an active club member.
In April 2009 Gawler Trail Horse Riders Club had several members (with back up support by family), ride the full length of the Kidman Trail, the first horse riders to do so in one trip.
The clubs social atmosphere encourages members to become part of a larger support network of equine friends, welcomes new members & the inclusion of friends & family members.