Notwithstanding heavy rain, snowfalls, mud and cold Hoof Over Hills 2010 was once again a resounding success. On Saturday 162 hardy riders set out for the all day trail ride and from all accounts had a great day.
Lots of mud but it all turned out well
The Saturday Night celebration was well attended with gumboots the essential footwear as the mud was a few inches deep. A new waterway Kinlochiel Creek was running through the centre of the celebrations with the run off from the rain from the days before. It was all handled in stride with a few pallets acting as stepping stones and I didn't see anyone fall in.
The weather didn't stop the riders
Good to see the new Community Bus getting plenty of use at Hoof over Hills
The spit roast was fantastic and there was entertainment from the kids from Flowerdale Primary School, Pete Auty with a couple of poems and of course the resident Hoof Over Hills band Ruckus.
On a sadder note Alan and Debbie Schultz let the crowd know that HOH2010 was the last one to be held at Kinlochiel. Alan and Debbie have hosted HOH for 7 years and have done an amazing job and put up with a heap of disruption, none more than this year with the rain and mud. The crowd gave Alan and Deb three cheers to show the deep appreciation for running the event which has raised well over $100,000 for the School.
The Sunday ride was lower key but there were still plenty of riders out and about. Once again the team of volunteers were setting up and providing food and refreshments to the riders with the speed and precision of a well honed formula one team.
A river runs through it
Well done to the organisers for another great Community Event.