A day off-farm
by Ann van Engelen
The Ashburton Trotting Club hosted more than 500 people at the Farming Families Day at the Races last Sunday with guests given the opportunity to relax and enjoy a day out with minimal expense. Co-organiser Craig Wiggins believes providing communities with affordable entertainment options is important for the health and wellbeing of all people as they get a break from their daily routines. “It was a delight to see the children having fun with their friends and families. The adults also had the opportunity to catch up with people they knew and make new connections,” said Craig.
“There were losing tote and spot prizes as well. We could not have achieved such a successful event without the help of our generous sponsors and supporters. The horse races added a lot of excitement to the atmosphere on the day.” For more on this story Read A Day off-farm.