JOURNEY: Alienor Le Gouvello, who is currently riding the Bicentennial National Trail on her three captured Guy Fawkes Heritage Horses.
JOURNEY: Alienor Le Gouvello, who is currently riding the Bicentennial National Trail on her three captured Guy Fawkes Heritage Horses.

Wild brumbies make a stop at Guy Fawkes

IT HAS taken months for Alienor Le Gouvello to travel the 2000km to Ebor along the world's longest walking trail.

With three captured wild horses as her only companions, she left in November to start the Bicentennial National Trail, which stretches over 5330km down the spine of Eastern Australia, from Cooktown in far North Queensland to Healesville in Victoria.

Having now made it to Ebor, she will take part in an open day at the Guy Fawkes Heritage Horse Association on Sunday.

The day will be a fundraiser for Ms Le Gouvello and will go towards helping her complete the 5330km.

As well as answering any questions, she will give a demonstration of the daily routine of being on the trail.

Local three-times Australian champion whip cracker 'Birdy' Fahey will also be there. There will also be horses for sale, full canteen, raffles and merchandise for sale.

Guy Fawkes Heritage Horse Association's Erica Jessup said the open days were not just about selling horses, but about rasing public awareness of the plight of the brumbies living in the National Park, where they are considered a feral animal that needs to be removed.

"We on the other hand consider them to be attractive, versatile, curious and friendly horses that are willing to try anything you put at them and become your lifelong friend at the same time," she said.

"Please come out for a great day and support a great cause, Alienor is passionate about promoting our horses as she faces the day to day challenges of the BNT."

Gates to the event, at 1378 Guyra Rd, Ebor, open at 9.30am. Entry is $5 and kids under 12 are free.

For more information, phone Helen Foster on 6775 9149.



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