Woodenbong harness maker Dean Jeffery controls two horses at Yangan yesterday.
Woodenbong harness maker Dean Jeffery controls two horses at Yangan yesterday. Gerard Walsh

Yangan event all about the heavy horsepower

MICK Bradford paid tribute to Woodenbong harness maker Dean Jeffery as he spoke to the crowd at the start of the Yangan Heavy Horse Day yesterday.

Mr Jeffery and Tim Briggs were drivers for the draught horses for the early machinery demonstration.

"Dean just proves what a disabled person can do. He has multiple sclerosis but does a lot of my harnesses up," Mr Bradford said.

"He breaks in draught horses at home at Woodenbong."

Mr Bradford also spoke of the commitment of Freestone 16-year-old Tim Briggs who was driving Barney pulling an implement for a spot of fertilising.

"Tim is a fitter and turner and has done a couple of jobs for me in the past week," Mr Bradford said.

"All the money from today will go to RACQ CareFlight except the food stall being run by the Killarney Lions Club.

"You see the CareFlight chopper flying over almost every day."

Glen Lamb, Howard Gant and Judith Petersen work on the Killarney Lions Club luncheon booth at the Heavy Horse Day.
Glen Lamb, Howard Gant and Judith Petersen work on the Killarney Lions Club luncheon booth at the Heavy Horse Day.

The money raised by the Lions Club goes to its community projects.

Lions president Glen Lamb said the club had 25 volunteers working on the food stall - members, Lions Ladies and volunteers.

Warwick resident Wayne Cottee was joined by Wayne Minton, from Brisbane, and Dalby pair Darryle Cottee and Ron Toms from Dalby in the stews and damper area for the fourth time.

They were cooking on an open fire and according to Wayne, the patrons liked their brew.

"It is a good cause," he said.

"There is a lot of tradition about stew and damper."

Nichola Yarrow, of Gatton, uses hay string to make dog leads at the Heavy Horse Day.
Nichola Yarrow, of Gatton, uses hay string to make dog leads at the Heavy Horse Day.


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