More than 100 horses trotted through Echuca's port area as part of an event to raise awareness of Barmah National Park brumbies.GEORDIE COWAN August 18, 2014 3:01am
It was an emotional experience for riders and watchers as more than 100 horses trotted through Hare St and the Port of Echuca for the Heritage Horse event on Saturday.
‘‘It was absolutely brilliant,’’ event organiser Lynette Sutton said.
‘‘A lot of people enjoyed seeing the horses come through the port.’’
Boasting riders from NSW, South Australia and across Victoria, the 107 horses and carriages started and finished at Rotary Park.
The event celebrated horses throughout history and raised awareness of Barmah National Park brumbies.
Ms Sutton said the event went perfectly to plan, with the horses, riders and crowd members all safe thanks to the efforts of Campaspe Shire council, the police and traffic controllers.
‘‘Everyone worked so well together,’’ she said.
‘‘It made the event such a pleasure to do and such a success.
‘‘There haven’t been any negative comments so far.’’
The reaction of having so many horses go through town was quite emotional, Ms Sutton said.
‘‘A lot of people, even the riders ... got quite teary,’’ she said.
‘‘The significance of a past long gone and the knowledge that if we don’t do things and change the way we manage things, that past will be gone forever.
‘‘It was very nostalgic, very emotional and we’ll be back there next year bigger and better.’’
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