The owners of an award-winning farm working to preserve Clydesdale horses claim council red tape is jeopardising their business.
Jaimie and Matthew Thompson and their Clydesdale-drawn carriage are a familiar sight on the historic streets of Maldon in Central Victoria.
Mr Thompson said with fewer than 10,000 Clydesdales left in the world, promoting the breed was important.
Last year, the Thompsons won the People's Choice and Young Achiever awards at the Mount Alexander Business Awards run by the shire council.
But the same day, the council fined them for hosting a Melbourne Cup event at their farm without a permit.
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Article written by: Emma D'Agostino