The 3rd Annual Crackin’ Cancer Cumberland Trail Horse Riders Club Charity Ride – Sep 28th to Oct 5th

Crackin' Cancer





Yes it’s on again…

From September 28th to October 5th 2013
The 3rd Annual Crackin’ Cancer Cumberland Trail Riders Club Charity Ride

As the poster says…

We will be riding in the beautiful Megalong Valley in the Blue Mountains.   The scenery is spectacular in this part of the world, and the weather is usually very pleasant at this time of year with warm days and crisp nights perfect for horse riders.

The fabulous Country Music Artist Leigh Warren will be playing throughout the week in camp.   On Wednesday night we will be holding a charity auction so bring something along (it’s a lot of fun).

Please Note: You must be a member of an ATHRA club.   Please read the below poster for further information…

For registration information please contact…

Reg Bright 02 4573 6392
Ron Moss 02 6366 3681
You gotta go to this one I will be…
For more information please visit

Leigh Warren - Country Music Outlaw

Till next time – Leigh

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The 3rd Annual Crackin’ Cancer Three Waters Horse Trail Ride April 13th to April 20th 2013

Yes it’s on again!!!

From April 13th to April 20th 2013 “The 3rd Annual Crackin’ Cancer Three Waters Horse Trail Ride”

Steve leading the mob

Run in conjunction with Crackin’ Cancer and the Cancer Council NSW, this trail ride held at Three Waters in Glen Innes NSW, raises much needed funds for Cancer Research.

Crackin' Cancer Cancer Council of NSW

“This is the one cause that I will always support so make the effort, come along and spend a great week with other horse riders, horse lovers and lovers of the country lifestyle. And don’t forget to come and say hello” – Leigh Warren.


As the poster says…

Traverse Creeks, Rivers, Bush & Historic Mine Areas.
This is the land of the wild New England Ranges, country that few people will ever see other than landowners and stockmen.   Each day will see riders cover 25 to 30km going into different areas of magnificent country side, and at night enjoy live entertainment in the Gunyah with Country Music Artist Leigh Warren.
Run in-conjunction with Crackin’ cancer, The Cancer Council NSW and Three Waters High Country Holidays
For further information please contact…
Marshall Fittler 0411 840 797 or Laurie Cooper 0429 626 912


Event Details:
Steve Langley and Kerry Byrne from the Three Waters High Country Holidays, are again pleased to host the weeklong Great Crackin’ Cancer – Cancer Council NSW Horse Trail Ride, which runs from April 13th thru 20th.

This event will see many of the 2012 riders coming back for the 2013 ride. The ride will be run out of Three Waters, which is a 1200 acre property situated 15 kilometers from Glen Innes, in the picturesque New England region of NSW and will take in large cattle and sheep properties surrounding Three Waters.


At this stage, the number of riders will be cut off at 50.  A “cut off” date is yet to be decided however riders that attended in 2012 and their friends will get first opportunity. A deposit of $50 will apply to all riders.


Refunds will be available:(a) to those riders that miss the cut off.(b) to all riders, if the ride is cancelled and(c) to riders who can’t attend, should the organizers postpone the ride to a later date (for example, due to wet weather)


INSURANCE: For rider insurance purposes, all riders must be paid up members of Trail Riding Australia (or join Trail Riding Australia, to become paid up members) at the time of the ride (from April 13 to April 20 – 2013). To obtain membership for 2013 contact Trail Riding Australia. For your own benefit, please ensure you clarify all aspects of membership insurance coverage with Trail Riding Australia.

COST OF RIDE – SPONSORSHIP INCENTIVE: The Crackin’ Cancer–Cancer Council cost for riders will be $200. In saying that, riders can seek sponsorship money to help pay for all, or part of their 2013  Crackin’ Cancer-Cancer Council ride cost component – that being the $200 ONLY.  For those wishing to participate, it will be on a 50-50 basis. 50% of the sponsor money you raise will be a donation and 50% will go towards sponsoring your ride cost.


Example: If you want to cover your full Crackin’ Cancer-Cancer Council cost of $200, you will need to raise $400 ($200 as a donation and $200 as sponsorship). If you wish to cover half your ride cost, which would be $100, then you will need to raise $200 ($100 as a donation and $100 as sponsorship). The sponsorship benefit is $200 maximum. This means, that If a rider raises more than $400, that rider can still only receive a maximum of $200 in sponsorship. All money raised above $400 will be a donation.


If you are interested, please send a self addressed envelope and a note requesting a Sponsorship Form to:


Crackin’ Cancer-Cancer Council NSW.
PO Box 531,
NSW 2477.


Any donation money over $2 is tax deductible, this means the 50% donation ONLY – NOT the 50% that goes towards rider sponsorship. This MUST be made clear to ALL sponsors/doners.  Riders PLEASE tick (yes) on the Sponsor/Doner Form for any doner who requires a receipt that will enable them to claim their 50 % donation money, on their tax.


The Cancer Council will send a receipt to the address stated on the sponsorship/donation form. Please write ALL sponsor/doner particulars down so they can be clearly understood.


COSTS: THREE WATERS HIGH COUNTRY HOLIDAYS :  All cabin and campsite bookings require a 25% non-refundable/ nontransferable deposit.   Accommodation and camping locations will be on a “first deposits paid  – will have first choice” basis.


Please BOOK accommodation with Three Waters High Country Holidays only –  Payments: must be made to Crackin’ Cancer.


All participants have full use of power at the popular Three Waters recreation facility called The Gunyah. The Gunyah has a kitchen (with 2 x 4 burner gas stoves and 2 fridges and a BBQ) a dining and rest area, showers and toilets.  Rider presence at the Gunyah is important in making the “out of saddle” component of the ride enjoyable to all and we encourage and appreciate your presence at the Gunyah, whenever you can manage it.


Agistment cost for a riders horse is $6 per day. Contact Steve Langley.


Campsites.  All persons. $10 per day/night.   Children. If any up to age 10 $5.00 per day/night.
Powered Campsites. All persons $12 per day/night.  Children. If any up to age 10 $6.00 per day/night.
Cabins. 1-2 Adults  $80 per day/night Extra adults $17.50 per person per day/night – Children if any up to age 10 – $13.00 per day/night.


Three Waters horses are available for hire – horse hire per day is $60.00. This includes shoeing and daily feeding.  Saddle and bridle provided if required. Due to horse preparation, a minimum advance notice of one month must be provided to prepare a horse for trail riding.  A non refundable  holding deposit of $100.00 is required for each horse minimum two weeks in advance. Payments for horse hire and agistment are to be made to Three Waters.


Please Note: to clarify all aspects of Three Waters High Country Holiday accommodation and conditions, plus horse hire, please contact Steve Langley.  Steve requires that whilst on Three Waters property, all riders must be current paid up members of Trail Riding Australia and be prepared to sign a Three Waters High Country Holidays waiver/ indemnity form.


Contact Details:

Crackin’ Cancer email: crackincancer@hotmail.com
President: Marshall Fittler 02 6624 4879 – 0411 840 797
Vice President: Laurie Cooper 02 6629 5453 – 042 9626 912


Steve Langley’s Three Waters High Country Holidays:
Phone: Homestead 02 67 324 863  email: stevelangley2003@yahoo.com.au


Head Ride Marshal:
Graeme Sleeman: Phone: 0400 941 389 or 0425 380 297 email: stick_a49@hotmail.com or graemes@gcess.org


Trail Riding Australia:
President: Wayne Marcantelli: marco.10@live.com.au
Secretary: Tricia Genders: genders04@hotmail.com
Membership and Insurance: Joan Playford jplayford@activ8.net.au


Leigh Warren - Country Music Outlaw
Hopefully I will see you there…
till next time – Leigh
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The Great Crackin’ Cancer Horse Trail Ride at Three Waters is on again!!!


Crackin' Cancer LogoIts on again….

The Great Crackin’ Cancer/Cancer Council NSW Horse Trail Ride, to Raise Funds For Cancer Research

“This is the one cause that I will always support so make the effort, come along and spend a great week with other horse riders, horse lovers and lovers of the country lifestyle. And don’t forget to come and say hello” – Leigh Warren.

When: Saturday 12 May – Saturday 19 May 2012

Why: The purpose of the trail ride is to raise much needed funds, which are vital to the continuation of important research into causes and cures of this disgusting debilitating disease called cancer.

Where: Three Waters “High Country” Holiday Farm and surrounding district

Three Waters is a 1200 acre horse orientated property situated at 1150 meters altitude on the lower slopes of Bullock Mountain (1175 meters).

Every day will see the riders going into a different area of the magnificent surrounding country side. Traversing, creeks rivers, forests, bush and historic old mine areas as they go.   The distance of each days ride will be approximately 25 to 30 kilometers.

Steve Langley having a break

This is the country of the wild New England Ranges. Country that few people, other than the landowners and stockmen, would ever see.


The purpose of this ride is to raise much needed funds for cancer research and the method of raising funds will be by sponsorship and what the organisers require, is for each rider to raise $200 (or thereabouts) in sponsorship.   That is say, $20 from ten sponsors.


If you are interested, you can  book in by contacting Marshall Fittler on 02 66 244879 – mobile 041 1840 799, or Laurie Cooper on 02 66 295453 – mobile 0429 626912 – you can email us at crackincancer@hotmail.com – For powered sites and cabins, You phone Steve Langley or Kerry Byrne, Three Waters high Country Holliday Farm on 02 67 324863 or mobile 0417452649 or email


Cancer Council of NSW

All cheques and money orders to be made out to Cancer Council New South Wales (marked with name of  trail rider, for identification purposes) and posted to: Crackin’  Cancer, C/O Cancer Council NSW, PO Box 531, Alstonville NSW 2477. All sponsor cash to be sent with, sponsor sheet, via ONE money order  (marked with the name of trail rider. This needs to be done for identification purposes)

Leigh Warren - Country Music Outlaw

Hopefully I will see you there… till next time – Leigh



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Leigh’s album ‘Play Me A Country Song Backwards’ released

Play Me A Country Song Backwards

The album ‘Play Me A Country Song Backwards‘, has 14 tracks all of which were written, played, recorded and engineered by Leigh Warren himself – not a bad effort for what is technically his first album – confused??.

Leigh completed the album ‘Play Me a Country Song Backwards‘ in 2002, however due to health issues relating to Major Depression the album was never actually released.   Shame considering the following he was receiving BUT the good news is that the album is now available digitally for download on iTunes, CDBaby plus others.

The album is a collection songs ranging from Ballads such as ‘So If Your Gonna Leave Me‘, Romantic songs like ‘Dance a Little Closer To Me‘, Country Rock with ‘Queen Of The Rodeo‘ thru to humerous songs such as ‘Play Me A Country Song Backwards‘ plus many more including an ‘old school’ style Truckie song Keep On Truckin’ –  remember there’s 14 tracks on this album.

The title song on the album is based on the question Leigh always gets asked of ‘why do you always lose everything in country music’ but  this has a twist – you see if you play the song backwards in theory you should get back everything you lost which makes sense but be carefull what you wish for…

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