Equitana 2012

Now the excitement of the release of Brumby’s Run is settling down, I think it’s important to return to some more important issues – horses! More particularly, Equitana 2012. Equitana is the most anticipated annual equine event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere attracting over 50,000 visitors. The next event will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds from 15th to 18th November 2012. It will be four days of everything to do with horses, and will feature Olympic gold medallists, world renowned educators, aussie cowboys, an elite equine competition program and over 300 exhibitors making up the largest horsey shopping spree in Australia!


Sunday 18th November 3.15pm – 4.30pm, TuffRock Arena

This year there is a thrilling new addition to their outdoor competition program – the  Australian Stockhorse State of Origin Challenge. Ten top horses and riders,  from different states will complete a tight and demanding time trial course. This challenge is a high action competition against the clock, with a strong component of crowd interaction and excitement. Obstacles will be set in Australian bush fashion, with loads of surprises for competitors. It will involve lots of fast paced, precision riding and I can’t wait to see the best of the best competing!

There will be teams of two riders from five states, representing Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania.  Both state rider’s points will be added together, to obtain the winning score and determine who will gain the title of “Challenge Master” of the Equitana State of Origin competition. I’ll be barracking firmly for Victoria of course! Perhaps I’ll see you there …

For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.equitana.com.au

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