During the 2009 Barastoc show there will be a mass/ service held on the Friday evening of the event at approx 6pm with Father Joe Giacobbe, This is to be conducted on the Main arena in Ring 1 at the Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre in Werribee.
This will be a time to reflect on those that have not only suffered during this tragic event but also have lost there treasured pets. It is a time to reflect on those people affected by the Victorian bush fires and many that will no longer be able to take part in the event.
During the event Equestrian Victoria and Barastoc Committee will be collecting relief for the bush fire victims. Barastoc HOTY has been running as scheduled, and chairman of the Barastoc committee Mr. Reg Cleland as been overwhelmed with the competitor's generosity towards this tragic event.
At this stage in regards to refund of entries from this year's Barastoc event no discussion has been entered into, this will be addressed case by case scenario.