Heavy Horse Day a success
KILLARNEY Lions Club president Howard Gant is hoping the club can donate about $6000 to the RACQ CareFlight helicopter after another successful Heavy Horse Day on Sunday.
Mr Gant said more than 1000 people came through the gate to see the workings of yesteryear, and to see Mick Bradford and his team of 13 offsiders harness the heavy horses up to farming equipment – some dating back to the late 1800s.
People travelled from northern NSW to the north of Brisbane to enjoy the spectacle of these working horses and to see how farming was done in the early 1900s.
The Heavy Horse Day is a major fundraiser for the Killarney Lions Club, which helps Mick prepare the grounds for the big day.
On the day, while Mick attends to the showing of his prize horses, the Lions Club members are kept busy working the canteen with other volunteers cooking up the damper and stew.