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16-24 November 2002
August News Update

EQUITANA Brisbane tickets are selling fast and we would like to say a big THANK YOU to all of you for your support and enthusiasm towards the event. We are very excited about coming to Brisbane in November and hope that all of you have the chance to experience for yourself the magic of EQUITANA!

We would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our EQUITANA Brisbane sponsors:
* Queensland Events
* QR Citytrain and Traveltrain
* Tourism Queensland
* Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
* Carlton Crest


The response from Australian and international equine companies for exhibition space in Brisbane has been sensational. Over 140 companies have already reserved their exhibition booth at what promises to be a massive equine event.

Equine companies perceive EQUITANA Brisbane as the perfect opportunity to tap into the lucrative Australian equine market. This combined with evidence that visitors travel from far and wide to immerse themselves in EQUITANA, guarantees for a successful national event.

Feedback from the equine world also tells us that people are now starting to save money for a spending spree at EQUITANA Brisbane. This follows on from an independent survey at the 2001 event where the majority of visitors surveyed stated that 'they come prepared to buy'.

With tickets now on sale for little over a month, we are already seeing the impact that EQUITANA is having. Sales are well above expectations and on track to emulate the numbers of the Melbourne events.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your company/product known to the equine industry, not only in Australia but all over the world!

Book you booth today before it's too late!

Call 03 9596 8744 or e-mail

ULLA SALZGEBER - Dressage World Number One

EQUITANA Brisbane is proud to present World number one dressage rider, Ulla Salzgeber, in an exclusive, one-off clinic. Don't miss this once in a lifetime experience - click here for more information:

Born in Oberhausen, Germany on the 5 August 1958, Ulla Salzgeber has become one of the most recognised names within the Dressage circle. Ulla developed her passion for riding at the age of ten in vaulting, however she soon changed her focus to concentrate on the elegant discipline of dressage. In 1977, Ulla was nominated for the Olympic C - Kader for Juniors and Young Riders and rode her first European Masters in Leverkusen.

Ulla owes her solid basic training to some of the world best trainers, Fritz Tempelmann, Harry Boldt, Willy Schultheiß and especially General Albert Stecken. This, combined with her successful experiences in the saddle, has prompted Ulla to develop her own style of training. She says, "it's close to my heart to teach the classical way I was taught. I'm pleased if my work brings the wanted success to horse and rider". Such is the demand for Ulla's expertise, that from 1992 - 1995 she was
national trainer of the Bavarian Juniors and national trainer of the Philippine team.

Today, Ulla has an impressive list of credentials, including team gold and individual bronze in Dressage at the Sydney Olympics, and gold in the 2001 European Masters. She is the reigning World Cup title holder and current World number one.

Ulla to compete at the World Equestrian Games:
Ulla will head the German Team at this year's World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain. The Dressage component of the Games (11th - 15th September) will begin with the Grand Prix, where the best three scores from each team will go towards the final team score. The top 25 riders after the Grand Prix will progress to the Grand Prix Special, and the top 15 after the Special will go through to the Freestyle KUR. The final scores after the KUR will determine the individual medals.

Owing to her current World number one status, and the fact that her two rivals from the Sydney Olympics, Anky Van Grunsven and Isabell Werth have retired their Olympic horses, Ulla is hot favourite to win the World Championships title.

Visit the EQUITANA website - - for up-to-date reports on Ulla's progress at the World Equestrian Games.

Thursday 21 & Friday 22 November
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Your exclusive package includes:
* Admission to the Ulla Salzgeber Clinic (Friday).
See the current World Number One in her only Australian appearance in 2002!

* Entry to the spectacular Mane Event on Thursday evening.
* A not to be missed theatrical extravaganza, featuring Ulla performing a specially choreographed KUR.
* 2 days general admission on Thursday & Friday.
Come and see the best Dressage riders in Australia compete for the title of EQUITANA Champion in the CDI-W Grand Prix (Thursday) and the
Grand Prix KUR (Friday). PLUS access to all educational sessions and the exhibition area.
* Accommodation within close proximity to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and the heart of Brisbane.

2 night accommodation only packages start from $241.00 per person Flight inclusive packages, including a minimum 3 nights accommodation, start from $506.00 per person (ex Sydney). Air taxes and ticket fees here applicable will be added to your package cost. Other conditions apply.

For bookings or enquiries, call The Event Travel Office on 1300 300 756 Or e-mail to


EQUITANA has devised a special program for schools to be held on Thursday 21 November at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. The full day packages are designed for student's aged between 12 - 18 years, and consist of a two hour lecture series featuring Australian and international guest speakers and a guided, behind-the-scenes tour of EQUITANA Brisbane.

Special packages are also available for groups wanting to stay on for the evening entertainment spectacular, the MANE EVENT.

For more information, please contact Sarah Spencer on +61 (0) 3 95968744 or e-mail:

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