The North Coast Carriage Club members out with the team.
The North Coast Carriage Club members out with the team.

Hitch your wagons

MID North Coast horse enthusiasts don't just have to ride to spend time out and about with their favourite animals.

The North Coast Carriage Club is open to anyone who would like to come and give driving a go.

"Our youngest member is nine years old and our oldest is 79," club member Echah Wright said.

"We meet every two months and we do a carriage driving event, which is a three-day event with dressage, cones, a time trial, and a marathon.

"We also do a picnic drive, where we might have cones set up, then go for a drive and end with a picnic," she said.

The club welcomes beginners, and members don't even have to have their own horses to be involved.

Ms Wright is happy for people to learn by working with her Shetland pony, Mon Ami, as well as her bigger horses.

"People don't have to have their own horses, they can start as a groom.

"I started as a groom and that's how I learned it.

"You don't just sit there either, you help with everything, so you learn everything," she said.

The club will be holding their third annual general meeting on Tuesday, August 6, and encourages interested people to come down to La Piazza near Harvey Norman and sign up.

For more information, phone Rowena Walker on 02 6657 1433 or Echah Wright on 02 6654 2557.



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