Horse riding in Blue Gum Park

Other than the de-pasturing of horses (in Park 6) and racing at Victoria Park (Park 16) few horse activities seem to have taken place on the Park Lands between the First World War and about 1950.

After 1950 there was a revival in equestrian activities.

In 1951 the Horse Riding Clubs Association of SA was granted a small ground for its pursuits in Blue Gum Park / Kurangga, east of the South Park Bowling Club. However, by the 1980s most of its horse activities at this site, had been phased out.

Horse racing at nearby Victoria Park ended in 2008. This building once used by the Horse Riding Clubs Association of SA is now home to the Petanque club, near where we started our walk.

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