Congratulations!

March 2024 Prize Draw!

Congratulations to K McKenzie of Queensland, who has won the awesome eFTR MINI worth $899.95, the first of our monthly prize draws.

Results of the draw is HERE

Certification of the draw is HERE

Best wishes to all who entered and sincere thanks for your support from everyone at the Black Dog Ride. The Next Draw is on 25th April 2024, get your tickets HERE

Congratulations!

April 2024 Prize Draw!

Congratulations to T Burns of Queensland, who has won the awesome Indian Motorcycle Men's Apparel Bundle worth $516.70, the 2nd of our monthly prize draws.

Results of the draw is HERE

Certification of the draw is HERE

Best wishes to all who entered and sincere thanks for your support from everyone at the Black Dog Ride. The Next Draw for the Black Dog Ride X Indian Motorcycle 2024 Raffle is on 30th May 2024, get your tickets HERE

Congratulations!

May 2024 Prize Draw!

Congratulations to J. Bennett of Queensland, who has won the awesome Indian Motorcycle Women's Apparel Bundle worth $524.65, the 3rd of our monthly prize draws.

Results of the draw is HERE

Certification of the draw is HERE

Best wishes to all who entered and sincere thanks for your support from everyone at the Black Dog Ride. The Next Draw and the FIRST of the 2 bikes for the Black Dog Ride X Indian Motorcycle 2024 Raffle is on 27th June 2024, get your tickets HERE

Community Grants

$200,000 TOTAL GRANT FUNDING NOW OPEN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Black Dog Ride is pleased to announce the latest round of Community Grants are open until further notice. Grants are assessed on the following criteria:

  • Consistency with Black Dog Ride's mission
  • Submission clearly articulates the project need and benefit delivered 
  • Clear description of how funds will be dispersed
  • That the project is capable of execution
  • Involves the local community
  • Supports communities involved in Black Dog Ride
  • Amongst others...

A total funding pool of $200,000 is available to fund:

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • SafeTALK train-the-trainer
  • ASIST train-the-trainer
  • Mental Health First Aid train-the-trainer
  • Community Project grants between $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000

Download a Community Grant Application form here:

More...

Royal Perth Show - Winston #16

Black Dog Ride is at the Perth Royal Show...Come on down and see us!!

We are at the Perth Royal Show where the Steer bred by Barry Burgess sold at auction for a Black Dog record $16,600.00 with all proceeds going to Black Dog Ride.

A massive thank you to Pete & Judy Peter Milton for their on going support....

Clementine #20 Auction - Limousin National Show & Sale

We were invited to attend the Limousin National Show & Sale in Holbrook, NSW on Friday 19th April 2024. While Clementine 20 is PTIC she sells with an additional three straws of exciting sire Morrisvale Lumberjack generously donated by Red Oak Limousins. This semen can be used in future joinings of Clementine or any female in your herd. She sold for $5,000 with all proceeds going to Black Dog Ride.

A massive thank you to:

  • Pete & Judy Peter Milton for their on going support....
  • Max and Heather Farley. Lonaker Limousin Stud. Narrikup WA. Donor of Clementine 20.
  • Kevin Nettleton, Unison Limousin in WA for paddocking her with their lead sire Maryvale Strong AMSPS81.
  • Quicksilver Transport, Doug and Dani Giles for offering again to transport Clementine to anywhere in mainland Australia.
  • Garry and Karen Hedger for minding C20 after her trip across the Nullarbor. They arranged her Preg test, promotional video, feeding, washing, clipping and preparing her for the sale.
  • the National body of the Limousin breed for inviting us to offer her at the National event.
  • Peter Godbolt and his team for their efforts in promoting and selling her and once again not charging any selling costs.
  • Simon and Liz Vogt of Red Oak Limousin for donating 3 straws of Morrisvale Lumberjack.
  • the successful bidder and all those underbidders and supporters.

1 Dayer 2024 Incident

We are devastated to confirm there was a fatality during our 1 Dayer ride on Sunday.

All of the Black Dog Ride board, staff, volunteers and riders extend our heartfelt condolences to the rider's family at this tragic time. 

The details of the rider have been kept private at this stage out of respect to the family.

Rider Safety amd the wellbeing of our participants is our first priority. If any of the Black Dog Ride family or loved ones need support or are experiencing a mental health crisis, find support at the Black Dog Ride's Website: www.blackdogride.org.au/crisis-support or call Lifeline 24/7 on 13 11 14.

20% OF SALES DONATED TO BLACK DOG RIDE | IN SUPPORT OF WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

We all know mental health is a huge part of why we ride. There's nothing like the open road to free the mind, but sometimes it takes a little more to make a real difference.
So this year, in support of World Mental Health Day, 20% of all online sales within this period (5th - 10th October) have been donated to Black Dog Ride. A charity that is near and dear to our hearts!

We want to thank everyone that shopped within this period & helped support such a great cause. 

Johnny Reb, proudly supporting the Black Dog Ride. 
BDR Donation

Black Dog Ride's primary mission as a health promotion charity is to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention. Black Dog Ride's activities achieve this mission with hundreds of activities each year engaging thousands of Australians, each starting community conversations around depression and suicide, which encourages help seeking behaviour and ultimately prevents suicide. The social value of Black Dog Ride's activities is difficult to measure.

Black Dog Ride continues to strive to meet it's objectives of raising awareness about depression and suicide prevention whilst keeping administrative and operating costs to a minimum. We value our volunteers, riders and supporters as dedicated community advocates, and trust you will join with us on the road ahead to prevent suicide and improve the mental wellbeing of all Australians.

If you or a loved one need mental health assistance or are experiencing a mental health crisis, find support services at Black Dog Ride's Website: www.blackdogride.org.au/crisis-support  or call Lifeline 24/7 on 13 11 14

Son Of A Son Sailing

In the words of Son of a Son Sailing

We are all affected in some way by mental health issues. 'Black Dog Sailing', a charity designed to raise money to support mental health initiatives within the sailing community. In doing this, we also aim to promote the positive impact sailing can have on mental health. Sailing is a unique sport that embraces participants of any age, race, disability, or persuasion. The mental health of its participants is vital to not only their own personal wellbeing but the greater community. Australian Sailing have over 130,000 members (with a estimated 250 000 participants) spread across 350 clubs throughout Australia.
The goal of Black Dog Sailing, in partnership with Black Dog Ride is to raise funds to implement mental health initiatives across the country through the governing body, Australian Sailing.
Our goal is to support Australian Sailing to develop and roll out mental health first aid training to all 6400 sailing instructors and coaches across the country. These instructors interact with the sailors of all ages from juniors to seniors. We want to furnish instructors with the skills and understanding to enable them to support and manage any students that maybe suffering from mental health issues and support them to find pathways to healing.
With the support of Black Dog Ride, Son of a Son Sailing are embarking on raising $150,000 to support our goal of improving mental health awareness in the sailing community.
The instigators of Black Dog Sailing will be racing a 35 year old Farr 1104 in this years Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention fundraise to support training for Australian Sailing instructors. This is an adventure in itself, we have chosen to take the cheapest (yet safe) boat we can to compete in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Comparatively to multi million dollar programs, we are at the other end of the spectrum and want to demonstrate that with good friends, determination and hard work we can tackle one of the hardest ocean races in the world.
We have loftier ambitions for Black Dog Sailing, but we are humbled by the prospect to support such a worthwhile cause.

You can fundraise/donate to help them reach their goal HERE

You can follow Son Of A Son Sailing on Facebook HERE

Black Dog Ride Long Ride Home 2024 Merchandise available for pre-order!!

Click HERE to visit the BDR shop and gear ready for the National Ride in October!

Save the Date!

Black Dog Rides West to Fremantle 2024 aims to start a national conversation about depression and suicide prevention. Help us get the country talking and join us!

1 in 5 Australians experience a mental health condition each year. 3 million Australians are living with depression or anxiety. 8 Australians take their lives each day. That's more than 3,000 lives lost to suicide each year. The tragic loss of our loved ones to suicide drives Black Dog Ride to build a community culture of awareness, inclusion and acceptance. Breaking down the barrier of silence encourages our friends, family and colleagues to seek help, because mental illness is just that, an illness. Mental illness can be managed to lead a meaningful, fulfilling life. Fostering awareness is the catalyst for encouraging help seeking behaviour and preventing suicide.

Help Black Dog Ride break down barriers and start conversations, join thousands of riders on our long distance ride in October 2024  to kick start a national conversation around suicide prevention.  

These are the details we have so far

Saturday 12th October 2024 - Celebration Dinner in Fremantle

Sunday 13th October 2024 - Thunder Run to Busselton, Home of the Black Dog Ride

Keep an eye out for more information from your State Coordinator or for information please contact your State Coordinator below.

Your State Coordinators are:

New South Wales – Graham "Bear" and Nerolie Falconer EMAIL

Northern Territory – Shane Klein EMAIL

Queensland – Michael Young EMAIL

South Australia – John Coulls EMAIL

Tasmania – Jeremy Gill EMAIL

Victoria – Bernie Garvey EMAIL

Western Australia – Steve Ingram EMAIL

Registrations Open! 

Victoria Black Dog Rids to the Full Moon 2024 aims to start a national conversation about depression and suicide prevention. Help us get the country talking and join us!

1 in 5 Australians experience a mental health condition each year. 3 million Australians are living with depression or anxiety. 8 Australians take their lives each day. That's more than 3,000 lives lost to suicide each year. The tragic loss of our loved ones to suicide drives Black Dog Ride to build a community culture of awareness, inclusion and acceptance. Breaking down the barrier of silence encourages our friends, family and colleagues to seek help, because mental illness is just that, an illness. Mental illness can be managed to lead a meaningful, fulfilling life. Fostering awareness is the catalyst for encouraging help seeking behaviour and preventing suicide.

Help Black Dog Ride break down barriers and start conversations, Join in with Black Dog Riders, their family and friends, from all over Victoria for the Black Dog Ride to the Full Moon, on the 21 & 22nd June 2024.

More info to come....