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St Heliers Heavy Horse Field Days 2022 cancelled due to weather

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Photo courtesy St Heliers Heavy Horse Field Days Inc.

25 May 2022: The St Heliers Heavy Horse Field Days have regrettably had to be cancelled due to wet weather and the condition of the grounds being unfit for the show.

St Heliers Heavy Horse Field Days Inc., Media Release, 21 May 2022

The St Heliers Heavy Horse Field Day is set to be held at Nabiac during the June long weekend in 2022.

St Heliers Heavy Horse Field Days Inc (SHHHFDs) President Joshua Gilbert said bringing the event to Nabiac provided a great opportunity for our local community to connect with the gentle giants.

“Holding the St Heliers Heavy Horse Field Days in Nabiac provides a great opportunity for locals to come together and connect with the past,” Joshua Gilbert said.

“Unfortunately, the event was no longer able to be held at the grounds of the St Heliers Correctional Facility, so we had to look for a new site.”

Photo courtesy St Heliers Heavy Horse Field Days Inc.

“Nabiac Showground provided a great location for all competitors, just off the highway and with all the required facilities. Heavy horse field days used to be held in Nabiac in the past, so it’s a great opportunity to bring them back to the town.”

“We really must thank the local Pony Club and Barrel Racers for rescheduling their training and allowing us to run the event. It’s been so fantastic to see the town of Nabiac get behind the event.”

Photo courtesy St Heliers Heavy Horse Field Days Inc.

“We want the ability to showcase what these heavy horses can do. We will have ploughing classes, ridden events, harness and working classes to demonstrate the versatility of these animals.”

“We are expecting thousands of spectators and about 50 horses. The event will be held at the Nabiac Showground during the long weekend in June.”

We are currently on the lookout for local stallholders and sponsors. All enquiries can be directed to Josh Gilbert (President) on 0432 260 024 or by contacting secretarystheliers@gmail.com

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