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On the trail...Riders who ride on the Mataura Rodeo Club Horse and Pony Trek on November 17 will have the opportunity to experience country they usually would not have access to. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Riders will get to trek over country they do not usually have access to during a fundraising horse trek.

The Mataura Rodeo Club Horse and Pony Trek has been organised to help raise funds for the Mataura Rodeo’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

The one-day trek will start and finish at Venlaw Station near Wyndham, taking riders through David and Diane Story’s property.

Trek organiser Olivia Ross said the trek should give family riders a good day out while covering some great hill country.

“Saturday’s ride will take you through some of Venlaw Station’s property, with great views across the east coast area,” Miss Ross said.

“It’s easy, enjoyable riding for all.”

She said the ride camp would be based in the woolshed area for the day and riders would head out on the ride at 8.30am. The ride was expected to take about eight hours.

“A one-day trek is a great way to get out on a trek for those who haven’t trekked their horse before, as well as a great time to ride as a family.”

The funds raised from the trek would go towards the 50th rodeo celebrations, which Miss Ross said would celebrate of the rodeo’s history throughout the years.

“A committee has been set up to pull together the history of the club and its members, and aspects of the 50th year rodeo will include recognising some of the past members and milestones, along with a display of history,” she said.

“Planning is still under way for other celebrations.”

The trek will take place on November 17.

It will cost $60 for adults and $30 for children under the age of 15, with the Saturday night meal included.

To register, call 027801-7868 or visit the Mataura Rodeo Horse and Pony Trek 2018 Facebook page.