Zoo Pines – Update

Although there has been a start on the new bridle trail in the Zoo Pines it has all come to a halt because the main worker has been deployed to Canada to fight forest fires. Marty Bennett has marked out the bridle trail and made a good start on high pruning around mountain bike track crossings with the roads. This will mean a delay of…

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Stromlo Forest Park News

Stromlo Forest Park have updated all their maps, including 3 maps of potential loop rides on the marked equestrian trails. You can download the Park Map and the 3 loop maps from the SFP website at http://www.stromloforestpark.com.au/maps. SFP management will soon be commencing repair and upgrade of many of their fire/equestrian trails on the eastern side of the mountain and a few sections in west…

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National Capital ‘Brookvale’ Ride – Special Saturday

Have you always wanted to try endurance but didn’t know where to start? Now is your chance. ACT Endurance Riders Association is running two introductory rides of 13km and 22km on Saturday 2 September, plus information sessions to make sure you get the most out of the experience. The ride base is at ‘Brookvale’, located on Mountain Creek Road, off Uriarra Road about 30 minutes from…

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Exciting New Riding Trails in Sherwood Range

Ever since the network of forestry management tracks in the old Uriarra Forest were closed to horse riding with a view to protecting the catchment of the enlarged Cotter Dam, the ACT Equestrian Association has been looking for ways to allow long distance riding to continue in our mountains. In the first instance, to protect the future of the now 35 year old Brookvale Ride,…

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The Cork Oaks Cavaletti Has Moved

Update The cavaletti has moved. Over the next week or so, weather permitting work will be done to upgrade the trails in the Cork Oak forest and up at the Himalayan Pines. There may be some detours.   o0o0o The Arboretum is moving the old cavaletti between the Cork Oak plantation at the northern entrance to the facility and the route up to the Himalayan…

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Lyneham Eucalypt Plantation Opened to Horse Riders

Since the middle of last year ACTEA has been talking to Parks and Conservation about ways to find more safe and attractive riding in the inner north especially as the link between Mt Majura and Kaleen Horse Paddocks has been temporarily cut by the construction of the light rail. These discussions have resulted in a formal opening of the Lyneham Eucalypt Plantation to horse riders.…

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2017 ACTEA Committee

On 8 June ACTEA held its AGM and elected a new Committee for the coming year. Sadly we have lost our current Treasurer and no one has stepped up to replace her. This will have consequences for our compliance with our constitution and the financial management of Equestrian Park. ACTEA would like to welcome to the committee a new member, Yolanda Rohling, a member of…

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Mountain Bikes in the Zoo Pines

At the beginning of May, ACTEA received inquiries from local horse paddock agistees about the number of bikes they were encountering in the pine forest south of the National Zoo and Aquarium. There are several fire trails in this area, remnants of a much large forestry plantation that preceded the arrival of Zoo. They lead to the underpass into the Arboretum which was once the…

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