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Victoria Park Inverleigh

By the time many of you read this article the second Car Boot Sale will have been held at Victoria Park in Inverleigh.

The Committee of Management hopes that the weather has been kind and the success of the first Sale held in July will have been followed by another successful day. 

Certainly the number of bookings is encouraging and there is every indication that the day will have the support of the local community. 

The Committee has a brief to maintain and improve the Park for all to enjoy and the money raised at these Car Boot Sales will help to achieve these aims. A further Car Boot Sale is to be held on 20th November and another is being planned for the autumn.

September has been a busy month at the Park. Early in the month a group of motor home enthusiasts spent a weekend at the Park and Leigh District Riding Club had a Sunday Rally in the middle of the month. 

The last week end of the month was taken up by Bellarine Harness for Pleasure Club conducting what is known as “Oz Trec”. This was initiated in Australia by Bellarine Harness for Pleasure Club and is based on a French idea devised to test the expertise of equestrian tourist guides on horseback. It then developed into a sport in its own right catering for all abilities. The sport is now popular amongst both the harness and ridden fraternities of the equestrian world. 

The activity involves a cross country drive at a predetermined speed followed by an untimed section involving some added twists such as hills, bridges, serpentines and negotiating obstacles to test the ability of both horse and driver. Members of Bellarine Harness for Pleasure Club were joined by members of other harness clubs from around Victoria for the weekend 

During October the Park’s two consistent users – Bellarine Harness for Pleasure Club and Leigh District Riding Club - will both use the Park for their regular monthly activities whilst Rebecca Wilson’s Little Foxes will resume their activities after the school holidays.