Driving on display

THE Warwick and District Carriage Driving Club (W&DCDC) is holding a Combined Driving event at Goombungee Showground this weekend.

The dressage starts at 9am Saturday with drivers showing how to perform a series of movements including a five loop serpentine in the arena, followed by navigating a “cones” course.

W&DCDC president Linda Doulin said the event was exhilarating for the whole family.

“Speed and precision will be tested as some cones are only centimetres apart for the wheel of the carriage to pass through,” Mrs Doulin said. “There will also be tennis balls on top of the cones to add an extra challenge for the 15 drivers competing.”

Equines of many colours and breeds will be featured, including small ponies, Welsh ponies, mules and heavier horses such as Irish sport horses and Clydesdales.

The marathon will be run with the first driver starting at 9am in the five obstacle event surrounding the showgrounds. Scores will be calculated over Sunday lunch and announced that afternoon.

Catering includes Saturday/Sunday breakfast for $5, lunches from $5, and a two-course dinner on Saturday evening for $8 available from the Goombungee Showground canteen.

As an incentive to volunteer, there is a free Sunday steward’s snack pack for anyone willing to help. Meet at the canteen on Saturday at 8.30am and Sunday at 8am.

For catering, please call 4696 9909, or to volunteer, contact Linda Doulin on 0438 746 672 or lindadoulin@iprimus.com.au.



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