Chelsea McPhail ascends a rough part of the track during
the Clinton-Kaiwera Trail Ride, near Clinton on Saturday.
Photo by Helena de Reus.
Dust, mud, and a good ride were on offer at the 14th
annual Clinton-Kaiwera Trail Ride near Clinton on Saturday.
Organiser Geoff Dodd said about 400 riders enjoyed an
excellent day, with good weather. Entries were down this year
by about 100, due to other events over the same weekend.
Other than ''a few'' broken wrists and sore ribs for some
riders, there were no major injuries he said.
The event is an annual fundraiser for the Clinton Primary
School and this year encompassed nine properties.
Two trails, each of about 40km, were suitable for
intermediate riders and with some additional marked areas for
For junior to experienced riders and ATVs there was a 15km
trail, which included several bogs, and steep terrain, while
a ''pee-wee'' trail kept younger riders occupied.
The ride has been held for many years, initially as a
fundraiser for Kaiwera School, until that school closed in
Mr Dodd said it regularly attracted between 500 and 600
riders, and usually raised between $10,000 and $12,000 for