HERITAGE horses and horsemanship will be showcased at the Guy Fawkes Heritage Horse Association (GFHHA) open day on August 5.
The GFHHA registers and sells wild horses removed from the Guy Fawkes River National Park and their progeny in order to maintain and preserve their unique qualities.
The horses have significant heritage value, both locally and nationally, and have been subjected to numerous studies and DNA testing to prove that they are direct descendants of horses that that went into battle with the Light Horse Brigade in World War 1.
At the open day, a large number of new arrivals from the Guy Fawkes River National Park will be available for inspection and sale, ranging from young stock to breeding mares and foals, as well as some privately owned Guy Fawkes horses.
A representative from the National Parks and Wildlife Service will be present in the morning to give a talk on the trapping program and the current status of horses in the park.
He will also be happy to answer any questions regarding the trapping program.
Laura Bignall and her mare GF Baymarra, fresh from competing at national level with great success, will give a demonstration of mounted medieval games.
Natural Horsemanship handling demonstrations with Guy Fawkes Heritage Horses will be conducted by Digby Foster.
The open day will be held at 1378 Guyra Rd Ebor, with gates opening at 9.30am.
Entry will cost $5 per person, children under are 12 free, and purchases of morning tea and lunch from the canteen, and GFHHA merchandise, will go towards funding facilities and continued care of the horses.
Bookings are essential - please contact Helen and Digby Foster on 6775-9149 or Erica Jessup on 0428-575-342 or email:
For more information, check out the website www.guyfawkesheritagehorse.com or become a friend on Facebook.