US and Canadian visitors love Rainbow Beach!

L to R Lisa Schneider, Madison MacPhail, Kimmy Cates, Shelby Moucha, Solstice Pecile and Connie Caudill with staff Charlie and Kayla

L to R Lisa Schneider, Madison MacPhail, Kimmy Cates, Shelby Moucha, Solstice Pecile and Connie Caudill with staff Charlie and Kayla

By Connie Caudill

Four endurance young riders along with their two sponsors came to Australia from the US and Canada to take part in an International Endurance Ride Exchange.

It’s sort of like a student exchange but only for one event, a 50 mile endurance ride that was to be held near Eidsvold on the Rockybar property on June 8.

This exchange is an arrangement between the American Endurance Ride Conference and the Queensland Endurance Riders Association.

On the first trip to Australia in 2016, the young riders requested to go and ride horses on the beach. So arrangements were made to ride on Rainbow Beach. They loved the clean beach, the views, the forestry drive, the people and the coloured sands.

The young riders had so much fun riding these very well-trained horses that when they heard another group was planning on going to Australia again this year they highly recommended to this group of riders to go to Rainbow Beach and ride.

The young riders were so excited as they galloped along in the surf. They had the time of their lives and they will always remember Rainbow Beach. The photos and experience will be something that they will always cherish.