The parade of horses and riders through the main street of Kilkivan.
The parade of horses and riders through the main street of Kilkivan.

After 25 years, still a great ride

THE Kilkivan Great Horse Ride (KGHR) proved popular again this year with about 1000 riders of all ages and abilities taking part.

Recent good rain meant the countryside looked spectacular with participants able to choose one of four riding trails and one trail, Oakview Carriage Trail, specifically for horse drawn vehicles.

Some riders choose a different trail each year, while others stick to the same one, meeting up with mates from all over Queensland and beyond.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Kilkivan Great Horse Ride and while many riders who took part were veterans of at least 10 rides, for some it was their first time and they were not disappointed.

The normally sleepy hamlet of Kilkivan burst into life with markets and street activities, and after the parade of horses through the main street of town late on Saturday afternoon, riders relaxed at the Campfire Concert at the Kilkivan showgrounds.

Many people chose to camp at either the showgrounds or the various starting points situated on private property.

Police, SES and ambulance were in attendance and local volunteers provided refreshments along the way.

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