Living Legends will be participating in Government House Open Day (Thursday, 26th January 2017) when the historic home and extensive gardens will be open to the public. Famous racehorses Fields of Omagh and Super Impressive will be available to meet and greet visitors and for photo opportunities in the historic Hopetoun Stables at Government House.
Government House is a major historic and cultural Victorian asset and is the residence the Hon. Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria and Mr Anthony Howard QC. Government House, situated between Kings Domain and the Royal Botanic Gardens, is 1.5 kilometres and a 20-minute walk from Flinders Street Station.
The Governor and Mr Howard are welcoming members of the community to view the Government House State Apartments, Mews complex and Gardens between 9.30 am and 3.30 pm (self-guided tours of the House will conclude at 3.00 pm). Another attraction on the day will be the historic State Coach on loan from Melbourne Museum. Entry is free.
As well as Living Legends, other participating organisations include: Croquet Victoria, Tennis Victoria, Cricket Victoria, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the Country Fire Authority, the Collingwood Children’s Farm, Inside the Brick, the Skin and Cancer Foundation, and the St John Ambulance CPR Lab.
There will also be roving entertainment and musical performances throughout the day. Visitors can bring their own picnic or buy food from a number of vendors including tea and scones from the Country Women’s Association.
Please note, there will be no vehicle access to Government House throughout day. Visitors are encouraged to use public transport to access the precinct. Long queues are expected.
Living Legends at Government House Open Day 2017
Living Legends (www.livinglegends.org.au) is a charity established over 10 years ago to provide visitors the opportunity to get up close to and pat retired racing legends. Based at one of the southern hemisphere’s most historic thoroughbred properties – Woodlands Historic Homestead and Park, Living Legends has a stable of 18 retired racing champions including 4 winners of the Melbourne Cup. Living Legends is open to the public 7 days a week year round with tours of the horses daily at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. With large mobs of wild kangaroos, Heritage gardens and surrounding bushland complete the traditional Australian setting. All this, less than 10 minutes from Melbourne airport by car!
Our horses also go on road trips such as to Government House Open Day 2017, and to schools and nursing homes. Back at Living Legends, our horses are involved in a wide range of community events and functions, and in education programs for all ages from primary school students to secondary schools; to undergraduates; and to post graduate university students. University of the Third Age participants are also regular visitors to Living Legends.
EVENT DATE: 7th October 2016.
Times: Show-times 10am and 2pm.
Venue: Living Legends, Woodlands Drive, Greenvale VIC 3059
Cost: $25 per person includes Devonshire Morning Tea with our Legendary Homestead baked scones.
Presenting Poems, Song and Stories of Legends of the Turf.
Most noteworthy, Carol Reffold (the Patchwork Poet) along with Jim Brown and Dr Andrew Clarke will present songs, poems and stories about the Living Legends, Melbourne Cup Winning horses who now live at this remarkable homestead.
In addition, we showcase tales with interesting ‘coincidences’ about events and the horses’ connections, which have led to that one day of the year, the first Tuesday of November with the running of the Melbourne Cup.
Please call Living Legends today on (03) 9307 1165, or
email us at email@example.com
Accessibility Weekend: 10th & 11th Sept 2016. Open 10:00am – 4:00pm.
Free access to wheel chair users and their carers to Living Legends.
Living Legends aims to provide full access for people of all abilities and mobility challenges at one of the southern hemisphere’s most historic thoroughbred properties, Woodlands Historic Homestead, Heritage Gardens and Park. The horse paddock area, gardens, homestead and park are all wheelchair accessible with wheelchair accessible toilets on site.
More information, please visit http://accessibilityweekend.com.au/venue-lineup/ll/
Bendigo Bank East Malvern MRC Foundation Race Day 17th September 2016.
Buy a ticket and support Living Legends.
Gates open 11:15am.
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