Sadly the Wanaka Trail Ride 2020 has been cancelled.
Many of you have asked and are concerned about whether the ride will be going ahead on 28 March. Until now we have planned to move ahead with the event, however, in light of the government recommendations on Monday that events over 500 people should be cancelled, we have had to reconsider this position.
As the health and safety of our riders and volunteers is of the utmost importance to us, we are sorry to say we are cancelling the Wanaka Trail Ride this year. A huge amount of time and energy has been put into organising the event and we are devastated the trail ride will not go ahead, but the wheels are moving and plans for 2021 are already in motion.
If you have already registered and paid, we will be in contact with you to arrange a refund.
Many thanks to all the volunteers who have put their time and energy into the ride, to the landowners for their generosity and to all the sponsors and supporters who we will be contacting personally over the coming days.
Until next year – stay safe, wash those hands and see you out there March 2021!
For more information on this decision please refer to this link https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-information-specific-audiences/covid-19-advice-public-events-and-mass-gatherings
The Wanaka Trail Ride offers a unique and stunning, all-abilities trail bike ride over Deep Creek, Long Gully & Lindis Peak Stations. Riders have the rare opportunity to explore private high country farmland, whilst helping to raise funds for Wanaka Primary School and Montessori Children’s House.
Tracks will include family, intermediate, advanced and expert trails as well as a pee-wee track for children.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our generous land owners & loyal supporters for their continued support, they make this event possible.
Thank you so much to Sharlene and Denis Nyhon and Lucy Annan and Simon Maling, for your generosity by allowing us to access your land.
To our loyal sponsors and supporters, your contributions are immeasurable and are so important to the success of this event.
To our wonderful volunteers, thank you for all the time and effort you put into this event – it is truly appreciated!
Your support with this fundraising event means so much to the children, teachers and families associated with Wanaka Primary School, and Montessori Children’s House Wanaka. Over $140,000 has been raised enabling our two schools to improve their facilities and have access to some wonderful new learning resources.
The following video of the 2019 Wanaka Trail Ride was made by Ollie Larkin from Vision Workshop. Ollie is a 18 year old full-time film-maker based in Wanaka.
Here you go guys and gals - the first of two films made by the talented Ollie Larkin from VisionWorkshop.co.nz Thank you Ollie and Julia for spending the day with us and creating such a brilliant film, and to Mark MacKay from Rotorworx NZ for enabling Ollie to get the aerial shots.Sit back and enjoy....Posted by Wanaka Trail Ride on Sunday, 14 April 2019
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We continue to acknowledge our event as an ANZAC ride, and $1 from every entry will be donated to the local RSA.