ON-LINE Registration and Payment

Bookings for The Legendary-Penn Wingello Forest Endurance Ride are now open!!  On-line bookings will close at 9pm on Monday 23rd May 2022.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Wingello State Forest remains closed to the public due to dangerous standing burnt pines at scattered locations around the forest – these trees can shatter and collapse catastrophically with no warning.  Heavy machinery with a reinforced roof is required to remove the dangerous trees but cannot yet gain access to the remaining patches due to wet ground conditions. 

We are very grateful to the NSW Forestry Corporation who have worked with us to design a course avoiding these areas so we can hold this event.

Please note that uncontrolled access to the forest by riders, walkers or any unauthorised person before and after the event is not permitted, as a condition of our event permit.  We will mark an exercise track close to the ride base for those who wish to ride their horses before the event starts.  Please respect the forestry closure and stay on the marked trail.  Riders will be disqualified without refund of entry fees if they or their support crews are found on closed trails.

The course design is being modified due to forest conditions.  Please be aware that the published descriptions could change – the final descriptions will be updated on this website closer to the event and printed in the Ride Book available at the entry gate.  

Online registrations will close at 9pm on Monday, 23rd May 2022.  After this, late entries will be accepted at the Ride Office at the event, with an additional late fee of $50 per entry.  Please avoid this and plan ahead!  If you are uncertain about whether you can attend, please read through our refund policy.  In most cases, you will be better off financially if you book and then cancel, rather than pay the late fee.

You will need to confirm your entry at the Ride Office when you arrive at the Ride Base.  You may change your ride details (distance/horse/rider) at this time if you wish.  This is where you will be allocated a rider number bib, and if required, a vet card.

Note: You must wear your number bib to all vet checks and return it after your final vet check before leaving the vet area.

Please contact Bec Hogan bechogan@newmoonstud.com.au if you have any difficulties or queries.

Looking for more information? Have you seen the new Getting Started in Endurance online book and ‘How To’ Endurance Series of videos on this website’s Contact Us page (scroll down below the contacts)?

If you have questions about how to enter an endurance ride or what to do when you arrive at the Ride Base – you may find your answers in this summary document How to do Wingello Forest Endurance Ride 2022.

Please bring with you to the Ride Office (for each entry):

1. Ride Entry Form

If you have booked through the Try Booking link above, you will be able to print out your Ride Entry Form (ticket) at the end of the booking process.  You will need to complete some additional details, and sign the relevant declarations.  Don’t forget to bring this with you to the ride!

If you have booked through Try Booking and are not a financial member of the NSW (or other state) Endurance Riders Association, then you will also need to download a Day Member Waiver from the link to the right.  Please sign it and attach it to your printed ticket/entry form.

If you are entering by post, or as a late entry at the ride base, you will need to download and print the Ride Entry Form from the link to the right.  Please also print and sign the Day Member Waiver if required, and attach it to your Ride Entry Form.

If you are entering at the ride base, an additional late fee of $50 will apply per entry.

2. Horse Health Declaration and Temperature Log (a separate form per horse)

You will need to bring a completed and signed Horse Health Declaration (HHD) form with you to the event.  For most participants at Wingello, this includes recording your horse’s temperature for 3 days prior to the event.  If you are travelling from a Hendra Risk Zone and your horse is not Hendra vaccinated, you will need to complete a 10 day form – visit the NSW ERA website for more details.

There is space on the form to write your horse’s Hendra vaccination details, if relevant.  Your horse does not need to have Hendra vaccination.

Refer to the Biosecurity information provided on the ride information page for further details. Click Here for a summary of the AERA biosecurity document. You will need a Property Identification Code (PIC) for the property the horse has come from – Click Here for the PIC application form.

If your horse is returning to a different property after the event, you will need a Transported Stock Statement from Local Land Services – Click Here for more information.  The travel doc number should be written on your Horse Health Declaration form.

3. NSWERA membership card

(if you have one)

4. Horse Log Book

(If you have one.  If not, you will be allocated a vet card at the Ride Office)

5. Hygain Teams Event – Entry Form – Optional (4 riders per team)

HYGAIN are proud sponsors of the Wingello Forest Endurance Ride.  As a leading equine feed manufacturer in Australia, HYGAIN aim to provide the best possible feeds for all types of horses and ponies in all equestrian pursuits.  The team welcome you to their stand in the Wingello Equestrian Market to discuss equine nutrition and your horse’s individual needs, plus exciting new product launches and the chance to win a month of free feed!

Visit the prizes page of this site for details of the fabulous prizes to be won in the HYGAIN TEAMS EVENT!

Fees

80km Endurance Ride
Adult $140
Junior $100

40/60km Intermediate Ride
$90

Introductory Rides

20km Ride   $70

10km Ride   $70

5km Ride  $70

Additional Late Fee for all distances     $50

Additional Day Membership Fee   $15
(for non-members of NSWERA or other State ERA)

Four-rider Teams (optional)

Team members to all ride in the same category – either

(i) 80km endurance ride; or
(ii) 40/60km intermediate; or
(ii) introductory ride.

$20 per 4-person team

Refund Policy

Cancellations notified to bechogan@newmoonstud.com.au prior to 9pm Monday 23rd May 2022 will be refunded the full entry fee (including day membership fees).

Cancellations notified to bechogan@newmoonstud.com.au after 9pm Monday 23rd May 2022 and prior to midnight Thursday 26th May 2022 will be refunded 70% of the full entry fee (including day membership fees).

Cancellations made after midnight Thursday 26th May 2022 and ‘no-shows’ will be eligible for a 30% refund of the entry fee and a full refund of day membership fees (if applicable), if requested to bechogan@newmoonstud.com.au within 3 weeks of the event, ie. by 5pm Sunday 19th June 2022.

You may arrange to transfer your booking to a late entry rider.  You must organise this yourself and arrange to get the printed try booking entry form to the late entry rider – the Ride Office will be too busy to make such arrangements for you.

There will be no refunds or transfers once the horse has been presented to the vets for pre-ride inspection, even if the horse fails the inspection and is not permitted to start.

Program

Friday 27th May 2022

12 noon   Ride Base opens – Toilets and horse water will be available.  There will be no on-site catering until Saturday morning.

IMPORTANT: Wingello State Forest will be closed to all participants (including riders, spectators, support crew etc) on Friday 27th May.  Do not enter the forest, whether mounted or on foot.

 

Saturday 28th May 2022

8.00 am  on-site catering opens

10.00 am   Ride Office opens for Introductory (5, 10 & 20km) riders only

10-11.45 am   pre-ride vetting for Introductory (5, 10 & 20km) riders only

12 noon    Jojubi Saddlery 20km Ride start

12.20 pm   Bowral Co-op 10km Ride start

12:30 pm   Ride Office opens for all other riders

12.40 pm   Saddleworld Bowral 5km Ride start

1:00 pm   pre-ride vetting opens for all other riders

3:00 pm   presentation desk opens for logbook collection and award of prizes (allow approx 1 hour after you finish)

4.30 pm   course closes for all rides

5.00 pm   pre-ride vetting closes

5.30 pm   Dave Newman – live around the bonfire

Stay and join us for a relaxed evening around the bonfire – live music, professional catering, old friends and new …

6.00 pm   Pre-ride briefing for Sunday’s rides

6.30 pm   Dave Newman – live around the bonfire

 

Sunday 29th May 2022

6.00 am  wake up call

6.30 am  on-site catering opens

7.00 am   The Legendary-Penn 80km Endurance Ride start

7.30 am   Dixon Smith Equestrian 20km Introductory Ride start

8.00 am   Stock & Noble 40/60km Intermediate Ride start

10:30am  Dixon Smith Equestrian 20km riders to be past their final checkpoint (16km)

11.30 am   course closes for the Dixon Smith Equestrian 20km Ride

1:00 pm   Presentation desk opens for logbook collection (allow approx 1 hour after you finish)

4.00 pm   course closes for the Stock & Noble 40/60km Ride and The Legendary-Penn 80km Ride

4.30 pm   Vet area closes

5.00 pm   presentation

 

Monday 30th May 2022

12 noon  ride base closes

IMPORTANT: Wingello State Forest will be closed to all riders on Monday 30th May.  Do not enter the forest, whether mounted or on foot.

Course Details

The vetting procedure for all rides is standard AERA with optional early present.  We will be using electronic timing for all rides at the event.

The descriptions provided below are for those who are curious about the track and like to know what to expect.  There is no need to memorise these descriptions – there will be plenty of arrows, distance markers and signs to show you the way.

Most of the features mentioned with capital letters in the descriptions will be signposted on track, as a guide to where you are on the course, and to help with counting the climbs so you can pace yourself.

 

Saddleworld Bowral 5km Introductory Ride

A lovely introduction to Wingello along sandy/gravelly forest trails through pine forest and some native bushland.  The trails are almost flat and very easy for the first 1.5km.  The course then leads gently downwards along the edge of the plantation with pines on one side and native forest on the other, before a short, moderately steep climb up the side of a small hill to a Checkpoint.  Here you will find water, hay, snacks and our friendly Cherished Volunteers.  From the hill, the track follows the boundary of the forest between the pines and open farmland.  Ride The Little Dipper and then it’s almost flat back to base along the Home Straight.

 

Bowral Co-op 10km Introductory Ride

The fun tour of central Wingello.  This is a gently undulating course through pine forest and native bushland.  The first few kilometres take you through a burnt and cleared section of plantation.  The trail then wends its way through native forest.  There are some washed out sections and a few rocky areas.  Take care travelling these.  After the half way mark, you take the Serpentine Trail along the boundary of the plantation with pines on one side and native forest on the other, before a short, moderately steep climb up the side of a small hill.  Here you will find a Checkpoint, with water, hay, snacks, and some friendly Cherished Volunteers.  From the hill, the track follows the boundary of the forest between the pines and open farmland.  Ride The Little Dipper and then it’s almost flat back to base along the Home Straight.

 

Jojubi Saddlery 20km Introductory Ride &

Dixon Smith Equestrian 20km Introductory Ride

Explore the northern plateau of the Wingello State Forest.  This is an undulating and meandering course starting with a kilometre or so of easy-going to loosen up, and then onto the twisting Serpentine Trail around the perimeter of the plantation.  After the 5km mark, the next 10km are pretty cruisy and you can move along on the sandy and lightly gravelled roads.  Keep an eye on the track though, as there are some washed out areas.  Then descend into the recovering Valley of Ferns, winding about as you climb back up to The Hairpin.  Travel through the Forestry campsite which is currently a work zone, and then cruise back to base.  You will pass through two Checkpoints on this ride, each stocked with water, hay, lollies and friendly Cherished Volunteers.  There are water troughs at around 5km, 10km, 12km, 17km & 18km.

 

Stock & Noble 40/60km Intermediate Ride

Details for 2022 to be confirmed

The full tour of the northern plateau of the Wingello State Forest.  This is an undulating and meandering course with a few reasonable climbs.  You start with a kilometre or so of easy-going to loosen up and then swing onto the twisting Serpentine Trail around the perimeter of the plantation.  After the 5km mark, the next few kilometres are pretty cruisy and you can move along on the sandy and lightly gravelled roads.  Keep an eye on the track though, as there are some washed out areas.  Ride The Big Dipper, the downhill section is overgrown with shrubbery – just keep following the wheel trails down.  Then cruise for around 10 kilometres on gently undulating trails, exploring new ride territory, before descending into the recovering Valley of Ferns.  There is a winding climb up to The Hairpin before you pass through the Forestry campsite which is currently a work zone.  Cruise around past the Scary Cow, then not far after the 30km mark you descend The Final Gully through native bushland.  Climb back up to the Razorback, and then cruise back to base.  You will pass through two Checkpoints on this ride, each stocked with water, hay, lollies and friendly Cherished Volunteers.  There are water troughs at around 5km, 11km, 14km, 23km, 29km & 34km.

 

The Legendary-Penn 80km Endurance Ride

Details for 2022 to be advised.

Photographer

Official Photographer for the 2022 Wingello Forest Endurance Ride is:

Tony Bowler Photography

Ph:  0414 252 737

Web:  www.tonybowler.com

Prizes

The Legendary-Penn 80km Endurance Ride 

Placings

Trophies will be awarded to three places in each of the four riding divisions (HWT, MWT, LWT, JNR).

Trophies will also be awarded to the Best Conditioned Horse in each of the four riding divisions (HWT, MWT, LWT, JNR).

Performa Ride are supporting our young riders with some exciting products!!

  • 1st Place Junior will be able to choose a full riding outfit (shirt and tights).  Performa Ride will have a stall in the Wingello Equestrian Market at the event from which you can choose your outfit and check sizing.
  • Best Condition Junior will receive a Grooming Pack from the newly imported Nettex range.

Scoot Boots have gifted vouchers for two lucky barefoot recipients to each win a pair of Scoot Boots!  Voucher winners to contact Scoot Boots to confirm colour and sizing.  Scoot Boots – The closest you can get to natural.

The Mobile GG Spot will be awarding an awesome Heart Rate Monitor (valued at $250) to 1st Place Middleweight!

Additional prizes to be confirmed.

 

The striking placings and best-conditioned horse trophies are shown below!

Successful Completions

The Wingello Forest Ride belt buckle will be presented to all successful completions.

Hygain 80km Teams Event

Trophy feed scoops will be awarded to each member of the winning 4-person team.  Fabulous Hygain prize vouchers will be awarded to each member in the Top Three teams – vouchers to be redeemed at the Hygain trade stand in the Wingello Equestrian Market at the event.

Winners will be selected on the basis of team completion rate and combined ride time.  Tie-breaks will be determined by horse fitness scores recorded by the vets, if required.

Ribbons will be awarded to each member of a 4-person team where all 4 members successfully complete the ride.

2022 vouchers

Stock & Noble 40/60km Intermediate Ride 

Successful Completions

The Wingello Forest Ride 40km keyring will be presented to all successful completions.

Hygain 40/60km Teams Event

Trophy feed scoops will be awarded to each member of the winning 4-person team.  Fabulous Hygain prize vouchers will be awarded to each member in the Top Three teams – vouchers to be redeemed at the Hygain trade stand in the Wingello Equestrian Market at the event.

Winners will be selected on the basis of team completion rate and horse fitness scores recorded by the vets, including final heart rate.  It is not a speed test.

Ribbons will be awarded to each member of a 4-person team where all 4 members successfully complete the ride.

5km, 10km & 20km Introductory Rides

Successful Completions

An embroidered cloth badge will be presented to all successful completions.

Hygain Introductory Teams Event

Trophy feed scoops will be awarded to each member of the winning 4-person team.  Fabulous Hygain prize vouchers will be awarded to each member in the Top Three teams – vouchers to be redeemed at the Hygain trade stand in the Wingello Equestrian Market at the event.

Winners will be selected on the basis of team completion rate and horse fitness scores recorded by the vets, including final heart rate.  It is not a speed test.

Ribbons will be awarded to each member of a 4-person team where all 4 members successfully complete their ride (either 5km, 10km or 20km distance, or a combination thereof).

Biosecurity

The NSW Department of Primary Industries has published a short document titled ‘Horse Events: Biosecurity guidelines for organisers and competitors‘.

The primary responsibility for biosecurity at events lies with the horse owners and riders, well before the event.  All event participants have a responsibility to maintain good biosecurity, and not put the health of other people’s horses at risk.

Horses at events have the potential to spread infectious disease.  Horse events act as mulitpliers for the spread of infectious diseases should an outbreak occur.

Horses that are suspected of suffering from infectious or contagious diseases or have been in contact with other animals suffering from such diseases MUST NOT be brought to horse events.

Participants are expected to consciously monitor their horse’s health in the 3-5 days leading up to the event, including checking your horses temperature for 3 days prior to the event (a horse’s average normal temperature is between 37 and 38.5 deg C at rest).  If you are travelling from a Hendra Risk Zone and your horse is not Hendra vaccinated, you need to complete a 10 day form.  Please visit the NSW ERA website for more details.

All entrants are required to bring a Horse Health Declaration which includes a temperature log for each horse with them to the Wingello Forest Endurance Ride (click here to download the 3 day form).  Please use a separate form for each horse.

The NSWERA State Management Committee, in conjunction with the NSW DPI have defined a set of risk reduction procedues for the safety of riders, horses and helpers at endurance rides being held in NSW.  The risk reduction procedure is a summary of practical measures compiled from various sources and NSWERA experiences in developing and applying bio-security measures at previous rides.  These measures are designed to further reduce the already very remote possibility of horses or people being infected by Hendra virus, or any other infectious disease.

These risk reduction measures are recommended as routine preventative practices, however, from time to time, if there is a need, these measures or a variation of these measures shall be made mandatory.

Event Biosecurity – NSWERA Risk Management Plan

Summary of AERA Biosecurity Document, March 2016

Vets & Officials

Chief Steward:  Haydn Fisher

Electronic Timing:  Tom McCormack

Head Vet:  Dr Karim Kooros, Retford Equine Veterinary Clinic, Burradoo www.retfordvet.com.au

Treatment Vet:  Dr Darien Feary, darienfeary1@gmail.com, 0458 299 561

Please be aware that if your horse requires treatment at the Ride Base, relevant fees are payable to the treatment vet, and should be paid before you leave the Ride Base.  Payment by cash or cheque only.

Vet Team:

Emma Cox

Matt Walker

Madeline Cantwell

others to be confirmed

 

 

 

Water:  We are very grateful for the generous support from Wingello Rural Fire Service who will be carting water for the 2022 event.

Ride Secretary: Bec Hogan

Treasurer: Peter Hughes

Vet Area/TPRs Team Leader: Sonia Holdsworth

Office Team Leader: Sarah Barnes

Volunteers Team Leader: Natalie Walsh

Timekeepers Team Leader: Peter Hughes

Checkpoint Support Vehicle: Mat Carroll

First Aid: Highlands First Aid

Communications Team Leader: Kay Gordon

Official Photographer: Tony Bowler 0414 252 737 www.tonybowler.com

Ride Base

The ride base will open at noon on Friday 27th May 2022 (please do not arrive earlier), and close at noon on Monday 30th May 2022.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash at all times.  Dogs are not permitted in the Vetting area.  Please do not bring dogs that you know are likely to be noisy and irritating to other campers.  Riders are responsible for dogs associated with their camp, and risk disqualification for loose or nuisance dogs.

 

Facilities:

The Ride Base is a lovely grassy paddock approximately 5km by dirt road from the village of Wingello.  There are no permanent facilities, no powered sites, and no taps/running water.

Portable toilets will be placed at locations across the ride base.

The Wingello Rural Fire Service will be filling water troughs and tanks around the ride base for horses.

Due to expected large numbers and the limited number of water trucks available, it is strongly recommended that you bring at least 20L drinking water per horse with you to the ride base, to avoid unnecessary stress while waiting for water points to be re-filled.  The water will keep coming until every camp has as much water as they require, but please be patient.  Please be courteous at all times to the RFS volunteers.

Stay and join us for a relaxed evening around the central bonfire on Saturday night, with live music by our favourite muso, Dave Newman, and a choice of professional caterers.

Unfortunately, we cannot supply firewood for individual campfires.  Please bring your own.  No firewood can be collected from the Ride Base (landowner request).  The State Forest is closed and burnt – you cannot collect wood from the forest.  If you are travelling a long distance with multiple horses and cannot fit in the firewood you require, please contact the ride committee several weeks prior to the event to make special arrangements.

 

Horse Feed:

Official Feed Supplier – Bowral Co-op Ph 02 4861 8400 www.bowralcoop.com.au

The Bowral Co-op will be doing a feed delivery to the Ride Base on Friday 27th May 2022.

 

Farrier:

tba

 

Food Outlets:

Menu coming:

soup

sandwiches

cakes, biscuits and slices

Trade Stands

Contact bechogan@newmoonstud.com.au for 2022 trade stand bookings.

Bookings so far …

 

                                                                                

Local Area

Wingello Village Store:  Light meals, hamburgers, their home-made chips are the best anywhere. All the usual general store supplies, plus DVD hire, petrol (not diesel), and the local post office.

Marulan:  Township approx 20mins drive south with Chemist, Pub, Post Office, Highway Service Stations, KFC & Hungry Jacks, IGA Supermarket, Cafes.

Bundanoon:  Township approx 20mins drive north with Chemist, Pub, Post Office, Hotels, Cafes, Newsagent.

Local Accommodation:  Closest hotels are at Bundanoon, approximately 20mins drive from the ride base.

Official feed supplier:  Bowral Co-op – Phone 02 4861 8400