Great Alpine Road Visitor Guide

PAGE 44 I THE GREAT ALPINE ROAD VISITOR GUIDE Great Alpine Road, Omeo. Phone: 5159 1552 www.omeoregion.com.au Home of theBlackForest CuckooClocks German grandfather clocks Venetian masks and jewellery Country collectables and giftware Embroidered linen Open 7 days a week OMEO High country horse action over the Easter long weekend includes the age-old Omeo Rodeo. Easter horse action spectaculars Victoria’s High Country is a region chock full of tradition, and Easter provides a couple of days of exactly that, horses being very much the centre of attention. RODEO ACTION Rodeo riders from all cor- ners of the country will trav- el to Omeo for the Easter weekend to participate in the annual Omeo Rodeo on Saturday, April 20, 2019, with a fun-packed program of events and activities, ranging from bull riding and roping to barrel races and steer riding. The first Omeo Rodeo was held on Easter Saturday 1955 and has continued as an annual event each Easter Saturday since becoming a Omeo event partners with the Buchan Rodeo, held on Easter Sunday, with the rider with the highest combined points from both events awarded with the All Round Cowboy Buckle. POLO POETRY Another High Country horsing tradition held on the Easter long weekend takes place at Cobungra Station on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2018. It will be the 28th time the event has been held with a colourful display of h orsemanship and polo skills in the Geebung versus Cuff ‘n’ Collar polo match, an event no horse loving person should miss. The annual event sees the ‘High Country Cattlemen’ take on the ‘City Slicker’ team in a match named for the Banjo Patterson poem The Geebung Polo Club , which is recited at the beginning of the day. It is a day jammed-packed with family entertainment including live music, children’s running races, giant tug-o- war, frozen chook throwing, fashions on the field and the famous Easter egg drop. real High Country tradition. As an affiliate of the Australian Professional Rodeo Association the Are you getting married? Pick up your FREE copy of the BRAND NEW East Gippsland Wedding Planner today! Available at: Bairnsdale Advertiser - 65 Macleod Street, Bairnsdale Lakes Post & Printing - 505 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance Snowy River Mail - 122 Nicholson Street, Orbost Bruthen General Store Cann River Store Just Books - Bairnsdale Lamanna’s Authorised Newsagency - Lakes Entrance Lakes Entrance Newsagency Lords Newsagency - Sale Maffra Authorised Newsagency Mallacoota Newsagency Marlo General Store Metung Village Store Paynesville Newsagency Sale Authorised Newsagency Stows Newsagency - Bairnsdale Stratford Newsagency or online at www.eastgippslandweddingexpo.com.au Out Now PRINTING FREE

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