Little Fred's big adventure!

Little Fred's Big Adventure: Horse Riding on the Snowy River Trail

Greetings from Lumpy's Nursery & Landscape Yard! Today, we're thrilled to share the tale of our beloved mascot, Little Fred the stuffed Rottweiler puppy, and his recent thrilling adventure into the heart of Australia's legendary high country.

A Stuffed Toy with a Spirit for Adventure

Little Fred, not to be confused with our equally lovable real Rottweiler, Big Fred, recently took a journey that most toys only dream of. Tucked securely in the backpack of one of our adventurous team members, he set out to explore the famous Snowy River trail, known from the iconic Australian poem and film, The Man from Snowy River.

The Historic Snowy River Trail

The Snowy River is etched into Australian folklore, largely thanks to Banjo Paterson’s poem, which tells the story of a daring horseman. The river itself winds through rugged terrain in the Snowy Mountains, offering breathtaking vistas and challenging rides. It's here that Little Fred experienced the thrill of horse riding. With his plush hooves firmly planted in the stirrups (figuratively speaking), Little Fred galloped along the historic trails, soaking in the wild beauty of the Australian landscape.

Did You Know?

  • The Snowy River was immortalized by Banjo Paterson in 1890, captivating readers with the story of a horseman’s exceptional skill and bravery.
  • The river's source is in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, and it flows through Victoria before reaching the sea at Marlo.
  • The area is not just famous for its scenic beauty but also for its challenging horse trails, making it a favorite among equestrian enthusiasts worldwide.

A Toy's Tale of Bravery and Beauty

Just like the protagonist of Paterson’s poem, Little Fred showed his own kind of bravery, facing the vastness of the mountains and the excitement of the trail. While he may not have chased down wild horses, he did manage to capture the hearts of everyone who saw his small, fuzzy form perched atop a saddle.

We at Lumpy's Nursery are proud of Little Fred and his intrepid spirit. It's not every day that a stuffed toy embarks on such a grand adventure, and we're excited to see where his next journey takes him. Stay tuned for more of Little Fred's adventures, proving that even the smallest among us can dream big!