Allanah Stalker (15) of Wanaka holds the baton as she competes in the Presidents Relay.
Horses wait to compete.
Spectators watch the 1/4 Mile Sprint at the Hawea Picnic Races. Photos by Linda Robertson.
Sarah-Jane Berben (4) on holiday in Hawea with her parents from Auckland enjoys an icecream at the Hawea Picnic Races.
Russell and Lynda Duff of Wanaka watch the first race with their son-in-law Neil Williams of London.
Molly Todd (10) of Haast clears the straight bar jump on her pony Louie in the young peoples events.
Leading the Junior Trot are Penelope Chapman-Cohen (10) of Tarras (left) and the race winner Fiona Hunt (7) of Maungawera.
Barry Gooch of Balclutha (left) has a chat with Kerry Dance of Dunedin while they look at Kerry's horse "Heavenly Creature".
The crowd watches the Alan May Memorial Trot.
Emma McLeay (12) of Invercargill and Luke Holden (14) of Cromwell cross the finish line to win the wheel barrow race at the Hawea Picnic Races - Friday 281212 ahead of brothers Ned (13) (left) and Ollie (11) Williams- Holloway of Hawea Flat.
The Alan May Memorial Trot in action.
Graham Taylor of Luggate collects two steak sandwiches from members of the Lake Hawea volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (from left) Josef Oakes, Kevin Capell and Nigel Sandri.
Gerald Birley of Hawea waits for the chocolate wheel to stop spinning in front of a large group.
Otago Daily Times photographer Linda Robertson spends a hot day at the Hawea Picnic Races.