Frequently Asked Questions

Are dogs allowed?
No (Guide Dogs are the only exception). If you need pet accommodation, please contact the Alton Downs Kennel on Telephone 07 4934 1365

When do nominations open?
Dates for the opening and closing of nominations will be announced closer to the event. Is there an entrance fee for spectators? Yes, its a gold coin donation entry Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. $5 per adult Saturday, children are free.

I’m a competitor –‐ when can I access the campground?
The campgrounds will be open from 12 noon Tuesday before the event start date. Competitors arriving earlier will be charged $100 per gooseneck per day. We thank you for your co-operation with this matter as we do not start fully functioning with maintenance staff / toilets / rubbish / power etc. until Tuesday.

I’m a spectator –‐ can I camp on the grounds?
Sorry not this year. We are limited on space, but are exploring options to provide spectator camping in coming years. Accommodation Go to “Stay” under Event Experience

Spraying for Horses
Spraying will be available on the grounds at users cost.

Changes to Nominations
Any changes to runs must be made no later than one hour before the event starts – at the Secretary’s office. Any changes that are not made at the office first will be scratched automatically, including any Arena Two or Three nominations. NB Only changes received by hard copy will be accepted over the course of the weekend. Forms will be available at the Secretary’s office; no changes made by text will be accepted. Horses are to run in the order they are drawn (as nominated by you). All efforts are made to minimise clashes in nominations between Arenas, but not every run can be catered for. In the event that you do happen to have nominations that clash you must take them in Arena order. (Arena 1, then Arena 2, then Arena 3) Any clashes must be reported to the Marshalling Steward of the Arena affected. Failure to do so will mean an automatic scratching. If a run is missed due to a clash, on verification from the Steward, the nomination will be run at the end of the event affected. We thank you for your support and understanding in this matter. We are here to run the event for your enjoyment and appreciate your assistance.