President's Message

A message from our president Bruce McCormack
IT’S hard to believe the year that has so far been 2021.
Things have certainly been crazy - this is my second term as president of the MCAV, and it has been a challenging ride that is for sure. When I first stepped into the role we were coming out of a crippling drought, with farmers across the country walking away from family properties.
Then, we faced the worst bushfires seen – and lost much of our beloved Victorian High Country – over the 19/20 summer.
As a result of the bushfires, we were forced to cancel our 2020 Get Together at Merrijig.
Then, just months after cancelling our G2G we are all facing another disaster.
I am currently writing this to you all from the confines of our family farm at Merrijig, like everyone else self-isolating to do my bit to stop the Covid 19 spread.
I am luckier than most – my self-isolation is enforced in the beautiful High Country, with mountains surrounding our little valley.
As you all know, its not the first self-isolation, or even the second. But it is what needs to be done to stay on top of things.
Hopefully life will soon return to normal, but until then we are busy working on the farm and on planning the October Get Together. We are hoping for a new and improved family friendly event, and already have more junior rider entries than in the entire history of the Get Together which we hope is a really positive sign.

Stay safe out there MCAV family, and stay at home until this storm too has passed –
Bruce McCormack
MCAV President