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16-24 November 2002
September News Update

EQUITANA Brisbane is fast approaching and in order to start planning your visit to the event, we have put together a guide that outlines the activities available each day.

One day is not enough to see all that EQUITANA has to offer!

RNA SHOWGROUNDS - Competition only
Saturday 16 November
Campdrafting Masters
Pony Club Association of Queensland

Sunday 17 November
Campdrafting Masters
Stockhorse Challenge Show
Saddle Horse Championships
Miniatures Championship

The Exhibition and educational demonstrations operate non-stop between 10.00am and 7.00pm each day at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Competitions are also scheduled during these times. Times for the Mane Event and Clinics are listed below.

Thursday 21 November
Shopping fair and education sessions
Dressage CDI-W Grand Prix
The Mane Event 8.00pm - 10.30pm

Friday 22 November
Shopping fair education sessions
Dressage CDI-W KUR
Barrel Racing
Celebrity Barrel Race
Scurry Driving
Ulla Salzgeber Clinic 2.00pm -5.00pm
The Mane Event 8.00pm - 10.30pm

Saturday 23 November
Monty Roberts Clinic 9.00am - 1.00pm
Shopping fair and education sessions
NCHA Cutting Masters Series Grand Final
Reining Masters
The Mane Event 8.00pm - 10.30pm

Sunday 24 November
Shopping fair and education sessions
Australian Indoor Cross Country Challenge
Showjumping Mini Grand Prix
Showjumping Head-to-Head
The Mane Event 3.30pm - 6.00pm


This year the Mane Event will pay tribute to some of our greatest movie eras and themes, in a two and a half-hour live show that promises to take you on the ride of your life!

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. Arthurian Knights will captivate you with a jousting tournament in full medieval costume, and OZ favourite, STEVE BRADY, will execute a brilliant training performance as he takes us to the circus.

ULLA SALZGEBER will perform the classic "KUR" in her winning style, English Ladies in satins and silks will perform an elegant side-saddle Pas de Deux, and beautiful Spanish Horses and Senoritas will dance under shimmering lights for you.

Direct from his feature 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. DAVID SIMONS and SCOTT ROGERS will show us some amazing 'Cowboy Dressage' to live Bluegrass Fiddle playing, and four of Australia's Top Barrel Racing Beauties will take your breath away as they cover the arena in record time!

Also performing: Tania Kernaghan, Australian Stockhorses, Deborah Brennan and Zaly Thompson, National Reining Horse Association, John Brady, Guy McLean and more...

DATES: Thursday 21, Friday 22 & Saturday 23 November 8.00pm -
Sunday 24 November 3.30pm - 6.00pm

Call Ticketek on 1300 364 000 or visit

GUY MCLEAN - "The Man from Susan River"

Crowd favourite, Guy McLean is back again in 2003 for his third EQUITANA. The bushman from Susan River, Queensland, likes to bill himself as "the thinking Horseman", basing his training philosophy on a burning desire to find better ways to build relationships with horses. By refusing to use force and instead asking the horse to do the job as a partner, Guy believes you can accomplish just about anything.

In fact, it is not rare to see Guy calmly riding his stallion through the EQUITANA crowds with no bridle or saddle, or standing on the horse's back whilst reciting one of his magnificent poems - Guy has won the Australian Male Bush Poetry Awards twice!

So come and see Guy perform in the spectacular Mane Event and don't miss the chance to catch one of his entertaining and educational demonstrations -daily at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.


16 & 17 November 2002, RNA Showgrounds

Campdrafting is one of the most popular equestrian sports in Queensland and EQUITANA Brisbane will have $10,000 in prize money to ensure that it will be one of the best competitions in Australia.

The sport of campdrafting is conducted in a set of yards that are attached to an arena. The competitor is required to 'cut out' a beast from the yard or 'camp', then follow it through an opened gate into the arena where he must guide the beast around a course of right and left hands turns before guiding it through a gate. This has to occur all in the space of a few short minutes.

Points are scored by horse and rider for cut out, horse work and course completion, from a possible total of 100 points. A good campdrafter is not just a fine horseman, but has the skill to select a suitable beast from the mob that will run well.

To find out more about the Campdrafting Masters at EQUITANA Brisbane, visit the Australian Campdraft Association website at


Thank you to all of those who came and visited us at the EKKA in Brisbane. We had a fantastic time speaking to the many horse enthusiasts who converged on the RNA Showgrounds for ten massive days.

We would also like to congratulate Alison Alexander from Karana Downs in Queensland for winning a double Gold Pass to EQUITANA. Alison will be able to experience all six days of the event, including the Mane Event - the greatest horse show in Australia.

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