This weekend will see the fourth annual Ararat Endurance Ride take place beginning at the Russell T. White Raceway.
The event is a major fundraiser for the Ararat Pony Club and is expected to attract about 100 participants from across the state.
Saturday, August 9 will see a 20 kilometre ride kick things off, while Sunday, August 10 is the major day with an 80-kilometre ride beginning at 6am, followed by 40, 20 and five kilometre events.
Each trail will stretching through the Dunneworthy Forest.
The Ararat Pony Club will have a number of local entrants, including Annie Shea and Hannah Wigg, who have been impressing in recent dressage, cross country and show jumping competitions.
Late last month the pair impressed at the Pony Club Victoria Interzone horse trials.
The state event held in Yarrambat saw Shea and Wigg compete against about 180 other riders, where they produced strong performances.
It was the second time Shea has taken part in the event, which saw her represent the Midland Zone team in grade four, while Wigg competed in grade three.
Both girls cleared their jumps on the day, however their teams were eliminated.
Wigg also toasted success at the recent Victoria Interschool Championships at Werribee where she represented Marian College.
The year seven student qualified for the National Interschool Championships to be held in September, which was a major achievement for the young rider given only two from the entire event were able to move on to the next stage.
Wigg finished with two first place results in the 90cm show jumping which helped her finish second overall.