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30th Anniversary Hip Pocket Endurance Challenge @ Cooyar

    New date 29 August 2020

  • Subject to any change to COVID-19 restrictions.


  • Hip Pocket Endurance Challenge

  • (30th Anniversary Event)


  • Cooyar Showgrounds
    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)

    All horses must have a 10 day Health Declaration completed prior to arrival at the ride base (PIC QIRA0162).  Check QERA website for latest requirements.  As the ride crosses the tick boundary you will need to have a compliant movement record completed.  Information and a Biosecurity Qld form is available on the QERA site.


    If you are new to endurance riding, please read the "Welcome to our Intro Ride" document.  Feel free to email us if you have any questions.

    HENDRA VACCINATION STATUS - This ride is currently scheduled as an OPEN ride (vaccination not mandatory).



    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
    Refunds will be given in full where cancellation is requested prior to the close of nominations in Trybooking. 
    An admin fee of $25 will be deducted when cancellation is requested after close of Trybooking nominations, but before ride day (Saturday).
    A downgrade in ride entry (eg: 80km to 40km) at the ride base will have the difference in entry fees refunded via Trybooking after the event (less a $25 admin fee).

    NO REFUND will be provided for cancellation on or after Saturday (ride day).
  • All competitors must arrive on site and register at the Ride Secretary office before 12 noon on the day of the ride.



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.


Nomination enquiries to Rachel Garvin (email me) Ph 4697 9275.
Track enquiries to Billie Barron (email me) Ph : 4698 8295.