Bev Bell spoke to the club about the Narioka Clydesdale Stud run by the Mahncke family in Picola.
Bev has served as secretary of the Victorian Branch of the Commonwealth Clydesdale Horse Society for 10 years.
The Goulburn Murray area has a rich history of quality Clydesdale horses with teams used in developing the irrigation system network of channels and the Waranga Basin.
Great grandfather had two teams delivering bricks to building sites in Melbourne. Grandfather had a market garden and served on the Federal Clydesdale Council and also served as a judge.
Father is a gifted showman, sharing skills to younger generation. Served on state committee and judged and is an Honorary Member.
Mother also horsewomen was the first women to lead the parade at the Royal Melbourne Show.
At its peak Narioka had 50 Clydesdales, now a more manageable twenty.
Royal Melbourne Show is the biggest clydesdale show with the horses judged the first day then parading each day.
Commonwealth Clydesdale Horse Society has 236 financial members and sponsors events and run their own events.
Bev concluded by saying she considers herself fortunate to work with these animals and it is magical to be close up and personal.