IT WASN’T exactly the adventures of Thelma and Louise, but young South Australian-based reinswomen Kaela Hryhorec and Tiana McMahon have endured an event road trip.
SA’s leading concession driver, Hryhorec made a decision to head interstate in search of better opportunities, with McMahon undertaking the journey for a couple of reasons.
Along with being a travelling companion for Hryhorec, McMahon had organised accommodation for the 19-year-old with her family just outside Shepparton.
During the course of their travels, however, the pair became stranded when Hryhorec’s car overheated in the “middle of nowhere”.
Complete with two horses in a float and a vehicle full of luggage, the pair of weary travellers eventually found help.
“We were stuck when my car overheated in the middle of nowhere,” Hryhorec explained. “After calling around we were lucky to get some help.
“I had my riding hack and Tiana had her broodmare in the float so we were mainly worried about our horses.”
With the crisis solved, Hryhorec settled into her new surrounding as McMahon flew back to her Globe Derby stable.
Along with prospect of attracting drives Hryhorec is preparing to begin work at the nearby Russell Jack stable.
Well clear on her home state premiership, Hryhorec-partnered stock have earned a cheque every 2.29 drives this season.
“I drove at the trials in Victoria today and will be driving the same horse at the races next week,” Hryhorec said. “I’m looking forward to working for Russell, which should be in August, and hopefully I can pick up some drives along the way.
“You never know until you try, so I will give it a shot.”