FOUR local horse enthusiasts are preparing themselves for a very important ride.
Leanne Taig, Judi Ludeman, Kylie Morrison and Kristy Arnold are gearing up to join the Horse Ride for Cancer next month.
The ride will begin in Mildura on August 12 and end at Queensland’s Redland Bay 76 days later.
The ride will come through Bendigo on August 22. The women will take part in the Bendigo leg of the ride on that day.
Leanne, owner of Kelta Park Agistment, will be riding out on Archie.
She is riding in memory of her dad, Peter Taig, who died 16 years ago of multiple myeloma cancer.
She will ride from Wedderburn to Bendigo then on to Heathcote.
Leanne has been in training for a few months.
Judi, whose mum, Vi, is a survivor of breast cancer, also lost her dad, Bruce Hilson, to prostate cancer 15 years ago and had a scare herself.
She will join the ride from Bendigo to Heathcote, on her pony, Star.
“I am hoping to raise in excess of $1000 and hope that local firms I deal with on a daily basis in my role at Tweed Sutherland Real Estate jump on board,” she said.
Kylie and horse Whorl are aiming to complete two legs of the ride, nearly 100 kilometres, from Inglewood to Heathcote.
Kylie will be riding in memory of her uncle who died from pancreatic cancer and in support of her grandmother who is a survivor of breast cancer.
Kylie’s life has also been recently touched by the story of six-year-old Talin Hawkins, who died in July.
Kristy, who will be riding out on Occy, from Inglewood to Bendigo, is excited to be joining the group of the large number of riders.
She will be riding in memory of father-in-law Kelvin Arnold.
Donations can be made online or at the office of Tweed Sutherland Real Estate, 52 Mitchell Street.For details visit www.horserideforcancer.com.au.