Luke and Bianca Best and Prue and Malcolm Davison from Greenmount enjoy their ride through the Condamine Gorge in the Waddle and Saddle last Sunday.
Luke and Bianca Best and Prue and Malcolm Davison from Greenmount enjoy their ride through the Condamine Gorge in the Waddle and Saddle last Sunday.

60 compete in Waddle and Saddle

THE Condamine Gorge scenery was the enticer for many of the sixty participants in last Sunday’s Waddle and Saddle organised by the Killarney Show and Rodeo Society.

The Waddle and Saddle, which is the term used for trip through the Condamine Gorge as the participants crossed the Condamine River 14 times and for the people that were either walking or riding their bikes some were waddling through the rather cold water.

Event organiser Louise Brosnan said that 60 people had registered for the event on the day with many other who had pre booked cancelled because of the inclement weather.

Even at 7am on Sunday morning their was still rain of falling up the gorge but by the time the first group left the start the weather had cleared.

Horse riding enthusiasts made up the majority of people to attend the day with seven riders from the Cumburrie Trail Riding Club at Toowoomba attending along with several people on their bikes and others who enjoyed the day walking the gorge.

Sandra Jenner from Clifton said she has travelled the road by car before and seeing this advertised with the road being closed thought it was a good opportunity to ride it on horse back and have the safety of not having to worry about vehicles on the road.

As participants reached the half way point at the Second Crossing where they had a rest and enjoyed traditional Billy tea and damper before making their way back down the gorge where the Killarney Lions Club had a sausage sizzle and hot soup available.



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