Colonial Clydesdales raise money for drought-stricken farmers

A partnership between Colonial Clydesdales and Dowerin Events Management has seen $600 raised at the Dowerin GWN Field Days event for Australia’s drought-stricken farmers.

The Colonial Clydesdales, the last remaining working Clydesdale team in the state, raised a total of $600 for Rural Aid and the Buy a Bale program. 

Despite the weather, Colonial Clydesdales manager and Esperance local Emma Iddison said the business loved attending the Field Days and was grateful for the support of the event management.

“We love coming to the Dowerin Field Days,” she said.

“It is one of our favourite events and to be able to be involved with fundraising for Rural Aid was an opportunity that we very much appreciated.

“In addition to the money that we raised, the presence of the Colonial Clydesdales at the Field Days provided a great form of entertainment for families and children, we gave lots of rides and many pats were given and photos taken.

“The feedback that we receive from people is that they love seeing the Clydesdales as they give rides on the wagon throughout the event. 

“We also spoke to lots of people about the drought crisis that farmers are facing in the eastern states, so the fundraising was a great way to raise awareness around this important issue.”

Ms Iddison extended thanks to Dowerin Events Management for their assistance in raising money for a cause very close to her heart.