November News Update
DAY AT EQUITANA IS NOT ENOUGH!
miss out on the opportunity to see world-class competitors, 150
exhibitors, over 200 education presentations and a spectacular performance
of the all new MANE EVENT!
tickets are selling fast!
bookings call TICKETEK on 1300 364 000 or visit www.ticketek.com
EQUITANA Souvenir Program has over 100 colourful pages of all the
necessary event information, including timetables and schedules,
enlightening feature stories, the Mane Event Program, exhibitor
and product listings and much, much more. The Official Program is
priceless in helping you to plane your visit to EQUITANA!
Souvenir Programs will be on sale at the RNA Showgrounds, 17 &
18 November and the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21-24
November, for the fantastic price of $10.00 - Don't miss out!
you have a horse you would like Monty Roberts to meet?
renowned horse trainer Monty Roberts will be conducting his Join
Up demonstrations at EQUITANA from November 21st - 24th.
are assisting Monty with finding horses suitable for his Join Up
demonstrations during the event. We want to know if you have:
horse that has never been saddled, bridled or ridden?
A remedial horse - kicks, bucks, bites or any other problem you
would like fixed?
A horse that will not float?
If you do, then we would like to talk to you!
call Tara King: 0419 44 77 06 or e-mail email@example.com
- Bringing the World's best educators to Brisbane
and learn an array of equine related facts from a host of Australian
and international guest speakers. This diverse program of over 200
American, Linda Little Wolf: expert on Plains Indian history, culture,
art, folklore and horsemanship.
Photographer, Glenn Hunt: learn the tricks of the trade and produce
great shots of your horse.
Kamilaroi Vaulting Team: gymnastics on horses! An entertaining themed
tribute to the 'School Pony of Yesteryear' - a Year of the
David Pascoe: world-renowned expert in equine reproduction.
these and many more in the EQUITANA Education Program - there's
something for everyone!
Demystified, Saturday 10.15 - 12.45pm, Class Room 2.
this special presentation, German Dressage Judge, Uwe Spenlen, and
Australian O level judge, Mary Seefried, will cover topics such
as the principles of Dressage and what judges are looking for in
a performance. The presentation will range from young horses and
basic training principles and the scale of training to the finished
GP horse and the Kur- the Olympic level.
session offers useful information for anyone interested in Dressage,
whether you are experienced or not. It will try and demystify the
language judges and riders use.
to find out when your favourite educators are presenting at EQUITANA.
are still available to see Monty Roberts and Ulla Salzgeber at the
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. BOOK NOW on 1300 364
and make sure that you don't miss out on these special presentations.
Roberts - 'The Man Who Listens To Horses'
Date: Saturday 23 November, 9.00 - 1.00pm
Salzgeber - World Number One Dressage Rider
Date: Friday 22 November, 2.00 - 5.00pm
to popular demand we have introduced a second Schools Program to
EQUITANA. To ensure that your school doesn't miss out on a place,
please contact Carolin Plewa on +61 (0) 3 9596 8744 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
further information about the Schools Program, please click here:
Event Update - from Colleen Lethbridge, Director.
only a few weeks before the show, it is all go with the Mane Event
Production. Our performers have been working up a storm, with creative
expansion on the original acts coming thick and fast. We honestly
have to say that this year's Mane Event is going to be more fantastic
than any other!
lighting will be very different from other shows and we have included
some innovative "big screen" visuals for our audiences.
Plus music that we know everyone will love!
of course it is the performers - human and equine - that really
provide the excitement and our 2002 performers are determined to
make Brisbane a great show. Our Jousters have now added a little
'Skill at Arms' skirmish before the jousting contest, the combined
Arabian Clubs of Qld have gone into 'Cecil B. De Mille' mode with
the set they are creating for the show, and Tania Kernaghan has
been out for a practice session on her Quarter Horse for the act
with the NRHA lads.
Jefferys and his team (human & equine) have developed a "hero/action"
piece with Baddies, crocodiles and the brave wonder dog, Jana, that
makes Indiana Jones look tame. David Simons and Scott Rogers have
been getting more and more adventurous with their Dressage vs Western
ride off, and their wonderfully talented violinists, Shenton Gregory
and Joanne Lack, are proving just as incorrigible in this fun 'ride-off'.
of course, there's our amazing stunt / trick riding team made up
of special USA guest, Tad Griffith, Deb Brennan and Zellie Thompson
- who will stop hearts with their amazing trick work.
you see, besides all the beautiful, traditional acts such as Ulla
Salzgeber, Spanish Pas de Trois, Side-saddle pas de deux and innovative
quadrille work to be seen, there is also a lot of fun, laughter
and excitement. We hope to see you there!
Legends Can Never Be Tamed!
and the Brumby Protection Group are giving you the chance to be
amongst the first in Australia to own the classic animated film
'Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron' on DVD or video. Not only that,
but by reserving your copy online and picking up at EQUITANA you
will also receive a free commemorative Spirit poster, not available
the producer of Shrek, 'Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron' follows
the adventures of a wild and rambunctious mustang stallion as he
journeys through the untamed American frontier. Encountering man
for the first time, Spirit defies being broken, even as he develops
a remarkable friendship with a young Lakota brave named Little Creek.
The courageous young stallion also finds love with a beautiful paint
mare named Rain on his way to becoming one of the greatest unsung
heroes of the Old West."
and meet the real live Spirit at the Brumby Protection Group stall
DVD or video is a must for any horse-mad child, or adult for that
matter, and with Christmas just around the corner it makes the perfect
gift, especially for those kids you are trying to get more interested
in horses! Each copy sold goes towards helping the Brumby Protection
Group raise funds to help our brumbies. Copies of the video/DVD
will be available at the Brumby Protection Group stall at EQUITANA,
though the only way to make sure you get your free poster is to
clicking here: http://www.equitana.com.au/news.ez?viewStory=487
- It's everything you need to know about horses!
all event information visit www.equitana.com.au