New date 29 August 2020
Subject to any change to COVID-19 restrictions.
ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER BY GETTING A FREE TICKET
Hip Pocket Endurance Challenge
(30th Anniversary Event)
Cnr New England Highway and Cooyar Rangemore Rd, Cooyar
Saturday 29 August 2020, Afternoon/Night Rides.
Absolutely No Dogs!!
Please remember to bring any medication you require (eg: asthma ventilator)
HENDRA VACCINATION STATUS - This ride is currently scheduled as an OPEN ride (vaccination not mandatory).
ENTRY FEE INFORMATION
Nominations open on Friday, 14 August 2020 and are to be received by 11:59pm on Wednesday, 26 August 2020. Be advised that nominations will only be taken through Trybooking, and must be paid in full.
Entry prices are as follows. Gold Card and Junior Discounts will be refunded after the event upon presentation of current membership card.
80km Start 2:00pm Cost $147 (Gold Card and Juniors $10 discount available)
40km Start 3:00pm Cost $80 +day member of $15 if applicable
20km Start 2:30pm Cost $50 +day member of $15 if applicable
All competitors must arrive on site and register at the Ride Secretary office before 12 noon on the day of the ride.
RIDE BASE AND TRACK INFORMATION
The show grounds will be open from noon on Friday.
Catering at the grounds is not arranged by the Toowoomba Club, however the Cooyar pub is a 5 minute walk if you need any supplies for yourself. The Cooyar store no longer has fuel or groceries available. The nearest fuel is at Yarrman or Crows Nest.
There will be NO yard bookings available as the yards will be used as part of the vet hospital.
Toilet and shower facilities are available on site and there are limited powered sites. Please bring some bags to take your rubbish with you as there will not be rubbish bins provided throughout the grounds.
Track - Through the back of Cooyar township, riding on grass & dirt/gravel verges of the bitumen road onto dirt/gravel road, then through private property to Mt Binga Forest. Initial entry to the forest can be boggy in wet weather. A steady long climb up to the fire tower (roughly half way) on dirt tracks and well used forestry road. Exiting the forest via dirt road which is concussive in dry conditions. The last 7km is along the verge of bitumen road. The track is testing and is predominantly undulating to hilly, although there’s not much steep stuff, just long climbs and descents. The track is stony in places and requires caution. Ample water is provided and strapping point available 10km out. The 20km loop is comprised of road verges and dirt roads and does not enter the forest. Similar track conditions to the 80km ride.
We intend to have presentations for all events on Sunday morning around 8am. No yards are provided for horses, so if you are planning to stay overnight you will need to bring suitable yards for your horse.
WHO CAN I TALK TO NOW?
This event is currently closed and no contact details are available