More than 70 cast and crew have spent six months in the region, providing an economic boost for the district.
An Australian-Canadian co-production, the 26 part series is screened in 300 channels in the United States and throughout Europe and the United Kingdom.
On what must have been an emotional shoot for everyone, the series was not without its dramas. Guitarist and composer Carl Dixon, the father of cast member Lauren Dixon (Stevie) suffered a major road accident in April. He was returning from a studio where he had been working on series at the time. On his official website, Dixon tells fans of a slow but steady recovery from multiple and extensive injuries.
Last month, The Saddle Club lost a previous cast member, Jessica Jacobs, 17, in a tragic rail accident. Jessica was a promising actress, who played the role of Melanie Atwood in season 2.
The first two series of Saddle Club (pictured) ran from 2001 – 2004 on the ABC, but was renewed and re-cast in 2008 under Crawford Productions and Canada’s Protocol Entertainment.
Source: Hepburn Advocate