Busselton Trotting Club is gearing up for the start of another busy harness racing season this summer holidays, with the first event set to go ahead this Boxing Day.
As trainers and horses prepare for the Busselton Cup nights in January, eyes look towards local trainer Michele Charman as one to watch, after she took out a recent trial with horse Flaming Cullen.
Trainer Michael Callegari also has several horses primed and ready to race in the upcoming season.
In addition to the normal races, the club is promoting the next generation of participants by running two Pony Trot events at each meeting.
With strong support from crowds, Pony Trots are highly popular with kids.
As usual, the club's season will support local organisations which serve the Busselton community.
Spectators will be able to get behind the Busselton Scouts Group, who sell food on the grounds throughout the season as their major annual fundraiser.
The ground gates will also be manned by local mental health group LAMP, as a fundraiser for their services.
LAMP supports people with mental illnesses in rural regions in the lower South West of Western Australia by providing services which promote dignity and independence, as well as support for families.
The usual refreshments will also be available for cash or EFTPOS.
Gates open for a night of entertainment at 5.30pm at 71 Adelaide Street on Boxing Day.
Call 0428272288 for seasons memberships which include entry to the club member rooms and supper.