Sunday, May 19, 2013

Australia: 2013 Shahzada - The Ultimate Test in Horsemanship

19 May 2013

If you are 16 or 60, Shahzada is something you HAVE to do……whether it is on your “bucket list” or you just need a benchmark to set all your future goals, this is the challenge for you.  If you love your horse and wish you could spend day after day riding in the best country…..this is definitely for you!!!!!

 Come join us in St Albans from August 25 – 29 for the running of the 33rd Shahzada and try the ultimate test of 400km over five days or if you just want to come and have some fun and get a taste of real endurance riding, the mini marathon of 120km over three days is for you.   The ride covers 80kms each day over legendary tracks like Prestons, McKechnie’s, The Steps, Jack’s Track, Boyd’s, Short Wellums, Blue Hill but this year we are hoping to bring back some of the old course like Word of Life, Lyndrian Hill, Derwent’s Track and Baker’s and we will be conducting track clearing weekends which will be announced on Aussie Endurance so come along and help and get a taste of what to expect in August.   

Heaps of entertainment during the week from Trivia and Poetry nights, Shahzada Idol and the famous dog races…..a great canteen and perfect weather.   We like to think of all Shahzada entrants and helpers as part of the Shahzada Family……..everyone helps each other and genuinely wants everyone to succeed and earn that much sought after Shahzada buckle…..so come and give it a go!!!

Start planning now – best to be there at least the Saturday before the start at 4am on Monday, 25th and go to the Shahzada website www.shahzadaresults.org and read some of the stories from other riders who took up the challenge. 

Pre-nom forms and campsite request forms are on the website and please contact Shahzada secretary, Sue Todd on suetodd@activ8.net.au or 0263 79 7218 for any further information.