The Australian National Shown and Shine Euroa constantly strives to present the widest variety of pristine vehicles from yesteryear at our events.

When the opportunity arose to obtain a vehicle of a type which was around prior to the invention of the automobile, we thought: “Why not?”

Not that we are about to turn our event into a horse show, but this immaculate horse and lorry makes a great addition to the attractions for our family-oriented display. Mums, Dads and kids can now all enjoy a ride around the pristine environment of Euroa’s Seven Creeks Park with this great old way of travel.

So, meet our newest family entertainment – Vicki and Bill Higgins, with “Blaze” and “Baddy”, their two Clydesdale cross draft horses.

The Higgins are local people, hailing from Woodfield near Bonny Doon and have been in the horse and buggy business for around five years. Their association with draft horses goes back much further though, for about 20 years.

At our event, you will see a bright yellow 4-wheel lorry (complete with 4-wheel disc brakes) with Vicki driving the two Clydesdale cross geldings. A specialist breed, the majestic Clydesdales were literally the work-horses which were responsible for much of the pre-tractor haulage around Australia when early farmers were developing their land. In 2014, Clydesdales celebrated “100 years in harness at the Royal Melbourne Show.”

Vicki and Bill and Blaze and Baddy will be offering rides around the area at our event on October 7th. Please go and visit them. The children will love the big placid Clydesdales which are really an attraction in their own right, and riding in a carriage behind them is indeed an experience not to be forgotten.

.. Ray Read

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