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16-24 November 2002

April News Update

EQUITANA's move to Brisbane in 2002 has generated a lot of interest from across Australia and abroad. To make sure that you don't miss out on any breaking news, we have created a monthly news update that will keep you up-to-date with all EQUITANA information including program details, special guests and prize giveaways.

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1. Monty Roberts to appear at EQUITANA Brisbane

Definitive Events is excited to announce that renowned horse trainer, Monty
Roberts, will be a special guest at EQUITANA Brisbane in November. Monty is
a well-known figure in the equine world, having written 3 best-selling books
and educating hundreds of thousands of people about his popular training
techniques. Queen Elizabeth was so impressed that in 1989 she commissioned
him to come to Windsor Castle and train 16 cavalry horses. Since then, Monty
has continued to win widespread fame and popularity towards his teachings,
especially his deep-rooted philosophy of creating a "better world for horses
and humans".

Monty Roberts will be conducting an exclusive clinic at EQUITANA Brisbane
and will be appearing as part of the Education Program. To find out more
about Monty, visit

2. CDI - W Dressage Competition confirmed

EQUITANA Brisbane is set to host a CDI - W Dressage World Cup qualifying event at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC), on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd of November.

Australia's top Dressage riders will compete for World Cup points in Australia's best international indoor arena, right in the heart of Brisbane.

Brisbane local and Sydney Olympian, Ricky MacMillan, has expressed her interest in the event and is keen to compete. With a string of recent successes to her name, Ricky is likely to be travelling to Jerez, Spain in September to compete as part of the Australian Dressage Team in the World Equestrian Games. Ricky's horse 'Crisp' will be flown home after Jerez, and should be out of quarantine in plenty of time for EQUITANA Brisbane.

For more information, please contact Cathy Oates on the details below.

3. Exhibition Space at EQUITANA

The response for exhibition space at EQUITANA Brisbane has been overwhelming. Over 50% of space has already been sold.

Companies are quickly realising the potential that this market has for their business. Queensland has one of the largest horse populations per capita in the world and has a proven high demand for equine products and services.

With only 10,000sqm of space available for the exhibition, we expect to sell out very quickly. Therefore to avoid disappointment, book your preferred booth today.

For exhibition information, please contact Fraser Bayne (details below), or visit

4. Insurance - What can be done?

EQUITANA has received a lot of enquiries about insurance and would like to advise of the following meeting being organised by the Australian Horse Industry Council on Friday 19th April in Melbourne. For more information please click here:

5. Mane Event 2001 Videos for Sale

Relive all the excitement, drama, action, fun and entertainment of the MANE EVENT 2001 - Dancing With Horses.

Featuring performances from:
- Anky van Grunsven, 2001 Olympic Dressage Gold Medallist
- Lee Kernaghan and the National Reining Horse Association
- Steven Jeffries with daughter Ashleigh and 'Jamieson'
- The Bushpoet, Guy McLean & 'Nugget'
- Steve Brady with 'Beau' & 'Nicki'
- Jose Mendez and 'Fortuno'

This fantastic keepsake of the equine entertainment spectacular of the year can be yours for only $21.95 plus postage and handling.

To purchase a copy please phone Definitive Events on +61 3 9596 8744, fax on +61 3 9596 0936 or e-mail

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