Kilkivan Horse Ride

The Kilkivan Horse ride is held annually on a Saturday in April close to Easter. Up to 1100 horses, riders and horse-drawn vehicles start from five points around Kilkivan Shire, travel 20 – 30kms through some of the most picturesque country in South-East Queensland, then meet up for the grand parade through Kilkivan township at 4.00 pm.

Find Kilkivan Horse Ride

[mappress mapid=”2″]Kilkivan is one of the few towns actually situated on the Bi-Centennial National Trail, which runs from Cooktown to Victoria, and this was the inspiration for establishing the Annual Kilkivan Horse Ride in 1986.

Kilkivan Horse Ride History

The Kilkivan Horse Ride was first suggested by Widgee Grazier and former Kilkivan Shire councillor Fabian Webb, who wanted people of all ages and riding ability, from all walks of life, to get involved with a recreational ride through the scenic country which makes up Kilkivan Shire.

Kilkivan Horse Ride logoIn 1988 the Queensland opening of the National Trail was incorporated into the ride and legendary late R M Williams was among the riders who followed the trail.

Markets and street activities provide fun and entertainment in Kilkivan while spectators await the arrival of the horses.

The Fox Glenn Motor Inn is an excellent place to stay as accommodation is limited in Kilkivan.

Visit the Kilkivan Hore Rides website

Breakfast will be available for purchase on Sunday morning of the Kilkivan Horse Ride.
Also on Sunday there will be:

  • Pony Club events
  • Junior and Senior events
  • Nominations on the day
  • Also Team Penning

Kilkivan Horse Ride Contact details

Kilkivan Horse Ride Nomination forms and inquiries to Ty Grainger

phone: 07 5484 1593

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