Memorial ride for Chauvel

Brian Bultitude of the Grafton RSL Sub-branch provides details of the Harry Chauvel Memorial Ride.
Brian Bultitude of the Grafton RSL Sub-branch provides details of the Harry Chauvel Memorial Ride.

While plans are in hand to re-enact the great charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade under the command of Harry Chauvel over the actual ground in Beersheba later this year, a little closer to home the Harry Chauvel Memorial Ride will take place in October.

Organised by the Grafton RSL Sub Branch, the three-day event begin with a memorial services at the Light Horse Monument in Tabulam at 6pm on Tuesday, October 31.

The next morning riders will mount up and cross the Clarence River from the Tabulam Racecourse at 8am, proceeding on to Chauvel Road, and following Plains Station Road to their next camp, eventually arriving at Copmanhurst.

All are welcome to attend the Memorial Service, and to watch the 200 rider embark on the first leg of their three-day ride.

Riders must register to participate. To do so contact Ted Brown on 0447 473143. Anyone interested in riding or driving carriages can also register. A risk assessment has deemed the route safe, but any carriage participants who don’t wish to to cross the river Wednesday morning can leave camp early and meeting up with the rest of the riders at Chauvel Road.