PROGRAM & NOMINATIONS

Entrants - find your Nomination Forms under each Program Event.

Gymkhana

A gymkhana is an equestrian event in which riders compete in a series of events and novelty games using a range of skills and aptitudes.

The aim is for horse and rider to navigate their way through a number of patterns or obstacles to successfully complete the event faster than their competitors. Riders that knock over part of the course or drop objects will receive an additional time penalty. This event aims to create a fun and engaging morning for our young riders and some friendly rivalry amongst our older competitors.

To nominate for the Gymkhana:

  1. Send your Name and Age to noms.hrarc1@gmail.com
  2. Download 2 forms: NRCA Waiver Form and the HRARC Nomination Form/NCA Day Membership Form. Available online from July 12th.
  3. Fill in and bring the originals on the day.
  4. If you cannot print off the forms, at least complete step 1 so we can cater for nominations.

**if you hold Annual NCA Membership you need to provide your Membership Number on the form**

Rodeo

Rodeo is a competitive equestrian sport that arose out of the working practices of cattle herding in Spain and Mexico, expanding throughout the Americas and to other nations including here in Australia. Today, it is a sporting event that involves horses and cattle, designed to test the skill and speed of the cowboys and cowgirls.
The Harts Range Rodeo comprises the following events: saddle bronc, station buckjump, bull ride, steer ride and poddy ride.

We aim to cater for kids from 5-14 years, teens 14-17 years and adults.
Our affiliation is with the Northern Cowboys Association under the National Rodeo Council of Australia for insurance, rules and animal welfare.

To nominate for the rodeo:

  1. Send your Name, Age and the Events you wish to enter in, to noms.hrarc1@gmail.com
  2. Download 2 forms: NRCA Waiver Form and the HRARC Nomination Form/NCA Day Membership Form. Available online from July 12th.
  3. Fill in and bring the originals on the day.
  4. If you cannot print off the forms, at least complete step 1 so we can cater for nominations.

**if you hold Annual NCA Membership you need to provide your Membership Number on the form**

Motorkhana

To nominate for the Motorkhana:

  1. Download HRARC Nomination Form and transfer payment.
  2. Send your Receipt, Name, Age and the Events you wish to enter in to: tarapoulton@hotmail.com
  3. Bring the original form on the day.
  4. If you cannot print off the form, at least complete step 1 and 2, so we can cater for nominations.
  5. Nominations not paid for in advance cannot be guaranteed.
  6. No refunds.

Unregistered Horse Races

The Harts Range Race club started in 1947 after some informal races between station jackereroos and the local Police. Once established the club successfully held registered (and unregistered) horse races over a 3 day event for some 50 years. When the ability to get registered horses as well as officials to meet the registered races standards, the club moved to unregistered races.

Today we run 4 races of varying lengths, on the Saturday afternoon, with a tote manned by our ever supportive National Australia Bank Staff. Competitors stem from Alice Springs (retired racehorses), the Barkly stations area (where other bush races are held) and local station and communities stock.

Nominations are taken at the Secretary’s Office (next to Tote/Canteen/Racetrack shed) from 2pm.

Both Owners and Jockeys must present themselves for nominations.

Family Sports Day

The Family Sports Day, held on Sunday morning, has been run by the Alice Spring Volunteer Bushfire Brigade for at least the last 25 years. The morning often begins with the sound of the fire truck siren throughout the campground rallying the kids down to the racecourse so events can begin. Events consist of Running, Sack and Three-Legged Races for all comers under 16 years and finishes with the ever-popular Lolly Scramble.

The Kids’ Events are followed by the Donny Anderson Memorial Mile seeing competitors Run, Walk, Crawl and sometimes even stagger the full length of the Racetrack. For those adults who survive The Mile
there’s another chance to take home the cash in the 100m Sprints.

Then it’s time to get your teams of 5 together for the Tug-of-War Competition before the events conclude with the always entertaining Ladies Cow Tail Toss.

Everyone is encouraged to come down to the track and get involved.

Entrants are able to register at the Racetrack Shed on Saturday (from 12-4pm) and for those under 18 years please make sure you bring a parent or guardian to sign the consent form.

Novelty Events

Throughout the weekend the club holds Novelty Events to fill in time in between the stock events.

These are: Whip Cracking, Swag Rolling, Yard Building, Fashions on the Field, held in between the Horse Races, if time permits.

To nominate, please go to the Racetrack Shed Saturday from 12pm.

In the Rodeo Arena other Novelty Events such as our Historic Lizard Race take place.

Lizard Race

The Iconic Harts Range Lizard Race is held inside the Rodeo Arena in between the Rodeo events each year. Lizards are collected by the local children over the weekend, and then auctioned off to the crowd to ‘own’.

Lizards are placed in the middle of a circle of rope and the first to reach the edge is the winner.

Buyers money is pooled and shared amongst the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getters.

Night Time Events

Saturday Night
HRARC Dance
Gates Open at 7pm
BYO
Canteen Open till 9pm
$5.00 Entry – Pre Buy Tickets Here
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Sunday Night
HRARC Family Night

5.30pm – Kids Talent Quest
6.00pm – Roast Dinner ($17pp)
7.00pm – Trivia ($20 table of 6)
8.00pm – Adults Talent Quest

Pre Register NOW for Talent Quest, Trivia & Roast Dinner! Click the Link Below and Fill out the Registration Form.

REGISTER HERE

Proudly sponsored by

Harts Range Amateur Race Club 

ABN: 27 657 052 361

Contact: President Mark Coffey

Postal: PO Box 2967, Alice Springs NT 0871