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Packsaddle hosts Easter Gymkhana and Bikekhana

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Want something to do this Easter weekend, then head to the Packsaddle Gymkhana and Bikekhana. Photo by Samara Harris, Beyond the Fence Photography.

Want something to do this Easter weekend, then head to the Packsaddle Gymkhana and Bikekhana. Photo by Samara Harris, Beyond the Fence Photography.

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Don't miss out on what's expected to be a fun-filled weekend at the Packsaddle Gymkhana and Bikekhana

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In the outback, where the weather is as dry as the humour, Packsaddle is putting on an event that has just a hint of quirkiness.

The Packsaddle Gymkhana and Bikekhana, held this weekend, not only showcases great horsemanship and off-road motorbike racing but it also will be hosting novelty events called catch the greasy pig and the slippery saddle. The first is exactly how it sounds. They oil up a pig and chase it around and the second tests those rodeo-loving folk on the back of a 44-gallon drum.

"Events like this are good as everyone gets together, what I love is mums and dads and children coming with horses and bikes for the two days," Gymkhana treasurer and secretary Lisa O'Connor said.

"We give a lot of money to charity, first we give to the Royal Flying Doctors and then other local charities in Broken Hill."

Every year they usually raise around $10,000 with an additional $15,000 in prize money for the horse and bike events, respectively held on Saturday and Sunday.

Photo by Samara Harris, Beyond the Fence Photography.

Photo by Samara Harris, Beyond the Fence Photography.

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