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16-24 November 2002
July News Update

Experience the Greatest Horse Show in Australia THE MANE EVENT

This year the Mane Event will pay tribute to some of our greatest movie eras and themes. The show will take audiences on a journey back in time to ancient Rome, to the court of King Arthur, on to the wild west for a real cowboy experience, over to Europe for a glimpse of classical beauty on horseback, and into outback Australia for some true "Sunburnt Country" music, horsemanship and adventure.

Renowned American performer, TAD GRIFFITH, riding star of films such as "The Mask of Zorro" and The Patriot", will execute a two-horse performance of 'Roman Riding', then join two of Australia's best trickriders in a series of daredevil stunts that will leave you gasping for breath. Our brilliant Sydney 2000 Opening Ceremony quadrille team has designed an all new and action packed 16-horse musical ride and Aussie favourite, TANIA KERNAGHAN, will be joined by top reining stars in a spinning and sliding country music romp.

Beautiful Senoritas in satins and silks on their white Spanish horses will perform an elegant dance with a magnificent Friesian partner, and riding stars from the hit movie "A Knights Tale" will captivate you with a jousting tournament in full medieval costume. Then, direct from his starring role in "The Man from Snowy River" show, STEVE
JEFFERYS will provide plenty of thrills and laughs with an ALL NEW ACT featuring trick horses, "baddies", heroines and Jana the wonder dog with her apprentice wonder puppy!

Call Ticketek on 1300 364 000

MONTY ROBERTS The Man Who Listens to Horses

Monty Roberts identifies himself as "the man who listens to horses." Using his Join-Up* method involving kindness and communication, he can start a horse to saddle, bridle and rider in an average of 30 minutes.

Monty demonstrates Join-Up® by standing in the centre of an enclosed 50 foot round pen. In approximately 30 minutes Monty will have convinced the horse to approach him in the ring, stand in the center of the ring without being tied, and follow Monty around the pen without a lead rope or other restraint. Monty will then persuade the horse to allow a saddle and blanket on its back while it stands unrestrained, accept its first bridle, allow a rider to mount, and carry that rider in both directions around the pen.

Monty's method involves horse and trainer establishing a bond of communication and trust. "You must somehow understand that we as horsemen can do very little to teach the horse. What we can do is to create an environment in which he can learn", explains Monty.

The message of Join-Up® and "advance and retreat" goes well beyond horses. The lesson is also about philosophies of communication. Monty has consulted with several corporations, translating his theories about rewarding positive behavior. He puts on corporate communication events, using the horse as a model, and teaches people how much more can be accomplished with kindness and non-confrontational behavior-shaping techniques, than can be accomplished with harshness
and aggression.

Don't miss out on seeing Monty demonstrate his expertise in his only major Australian appearance in 2002!

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Following on from the success of its inaugural staging in 2001, Definitive Events is proud to present the EQUITANA Brisbane 2002 Art Awards. This is your pportunity to achieve high visibility for you and your equine art to the largest gathering of horse lovers in the Southern Hemisphere.

The successful applicant will have their winning entry displayed at EQUITANA Brisbane in November, and will be featured in the Official Souvenir Program and Official Website. This is a great chance for artists to promote their work and develop business opportunities.

For application information phone +61 (0) 3 9596 8744 or e-mail


The Event Travel Office, in association with EQUITANA Brisbane 2002, has developed a range of accommodation packages and exciting travel options for visitors to Brisbane.

Packages include a minimum two (2) night stay in Brisbane and a Premium EQUITANA Pass. For interstate visitors, packages incorporate a domestic air-ticket.
* Gold ticket upgrades are also available.

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For bookings or enquiries call 1300 300 756 or e-mail:

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Don’t miss the spectacle of EQUITANA Brisbane!

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