A wonderful Man I met at the Rushworth Festival.The Goulburn Valley Arabian Horse Club is running the Moora Working Draught Horse Muster on Easter Sunday.
Starting at 10am, more than 35 horses will be ploughing, harrowing. scarifying, pulling horse drawn vehicles. Particularly the “Snatch and Lift”, lifting and stacking the hay. We will have Gypsy Wagons galore, not to mention the replica of the Royal Mail Coach.
Come and wander around and talk to the horses and their owners about all the “old” machinery, how it works and why.
Added entertainment will be:
Vintage Games for the children.
Horse Shoe Tossing – Everyone can have a try.
Tug of War between a Clydesdale and the Children Mortise Post and Rail Fence building, from the post to the fence using an old swing saw.
“Have a Go” – drive a Clydesdale using long reins.
Bush Dance – featuring Ballyreagan Bush Band starting at 5pm.
BBQ Dinner available.
Catering and live music all day.
On the previous day, Easter Saturday, the big horses pulling their wagons, drays and other carts will be driving into the Rushworth Township, seven kilometres from Moora, to participate in the Rushworth Easter Heritage Festivals’ Street Parade. What a magnificent sight!
Before the Parade, there is the “Dirty Doings at the Diggin’s”, a surprise event involving the Big Horses. Come and See!