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We had an amazing time over the weekend, bringing you the Horseland 2015 Qld Festival of Dressage. We have lots of special moments to share back with you in the coming days and we also have many to thank for this extraordinary year! Our wonderful 'FoD' is now all packed up and tucked in for a well-earned rest, but we'll still be here, like always, with the aim to keep your inspiration alive and your saddle seat warm... so until then...

Attention shopaholics!

As usual this year's event will boast the biggest Equine Trade Village this side of the border!

Hopefully you have been saving your pennies... if not you'd better bring the credit card because there will be bargains galore at over 35 trade stands.

To check out which stores will be in attendance click here.

It's not too late to pre-purchase your tickets and save $14...

'The Peter Horobin Saddlery Equine Interactive Zone...

Have you heard of 3-5-8?

The training of the horse during this time will affect the muscular conformation and as a result a three dimensional back shape and it’s saddle support area will change. This is why it is so important to buy a saddle suited for your horse at the early age of breaking in. Want to know more?

Come and see Peter Horobin plus many other industry professionals lecturing at the Horseland QLD Festival of Dressage!


Don't miss out on our QLD Festival of Dressage EXCLUSIVE RAFFLES...

We are giving Festival goers the opportunity to enter raffles to win a lesson with the FEI Official International Dressage Judge General Stephen Clarke, at his upcoming QLD clinic, plus again this year you can win a lesson on the stunning Grand Prix horse APH True Seville!!!

With only 200 tickets available for each of these raffles, tickets are set to sell out VERY quickly! Don't miss out on winning these amazing prizes, ensure you purchase one of the strictly limited tickets at the Horseland QLD Festival of Dressage on September 19th.

After being overwhelmed by so many excellent applications, we are very excited to announce our chosen demonstration riders who will be riding in the main arena at this year's Horseland QLD Festival of Dressage.

Achievable Dressage/How to Improve Your Marks with Lea Bierman - Ashleigh Urban and Kerrie Pereira

Tips for Training Lazy Horses with Sue Hearn - Freya Domrow

Tips for Training Hot Horses with Mattea Davidson - Tatiana Dorofeeff

Tips for Improving Sitting Trot with Rebecca Ashton - Andrea Byrne

Congratulations to everyone who was chosen and thank you so much to everyone who applied, you all made our decision very difficult!

As the winner of the 2010 and the 2014 Equestrian Queensland Event of the Year Award, this year’s Horseland QLD Festival of Dressage has mighty expectations to live up to. Now in its 9th year of bringing you a unique and spectacular day full of Dressage education, training and entertainment, we guarantee this year will be the biggest event on Australia’s equestrian event calendar... definitely a day which will be Larger than Life!

This year, the Main Arena will feature our Festival Master Class series with our guest international coach, Bjarne Elefsen. Presented by Pryde’s Easifeed, Bjarne’s Master Classes will demonstrate the training for starting the dressage horse, through to developing collection and the work for progressing towards FEI and Grand Prix. In addition to Bjarne, the Main Arena will showcase 12 ridden educational and entertainment demonstrations with live commentary from some of Australia’s leading equine professionals including Alistair McLean and his much-awaited clinic on ‘Racetrack to Riding Horse’. With esteemed professionals presenting their expertise for you this year, such as Mattea Davidson, Jenny Gehrke, Gary Lung, and Rebecca Ashton - just to name a few - the programme literally bursts from the seams with demonstrations on Tips for Riding the Hot Horse, How to Improve your Marks, How to Improve your Sitting Trot, and Tips for Training the Flying Changes.

Are you ready for more?
This year brings TWO brand new and exciting additions to the Festival - The Peter Horobin Interactive Equine Zone and the Mitavite Kids Carnival!

The Peter Horobin Interactive Equine Zone will house a series of live, up close and personal demonstrations on a series of topical and ‘must know’ seminar presentations. With live demonstration horses inside an undercover mini arena, you’ll enjoy an exclusive look at Saddle Fit Diagnostics and Equine Anatomy with Peter Horobin himself! Alistair McLean will take you through the intriguing ‘Inside the Mind of the Horse’ and you’ll enjoy a first-hand look at the work involved in veterinary farriery with Dr Grant Garcia, understanding and managing equine maturity rates with Elizabeth Owens and Lesley Goff, plus so much more including Tips on Presentation and Rider Fitness.

The Mitavite Kids Carnival under the Mitavite Big Top joins us this year and the young, and young-at-heart, equestrian enthusiasts will have a magical time! Show bags, the famous Mitavite Super Heroes, face painting, carnival games and prizes galore, and very special guests Kerri Grisham and Santiago, the stars of The Amazing Adventures of Amurath Santiago!

The always popular and visual spectacular of the Festival IHB Stallion Parade joins the action again, back with an incredible array of leading stallions on display with their service fees available via our Silent Auction.

This year, the Silent Auctions, Raffles and Prizes are the largest on offer at any equestrian event in Australia with literally thousands of dollars worth of items including the Stallion services, saddles, bridle wear, tack and clothing for horse and rider.

The always much anticipated Fashion Parade is promising to be yet another spectacular and we strongly recommend our guests start saving now to enjoy the shopping which will be available in our massive Trade Village where our enthusiastic vendors offer the latest in all things ‘Equestrian’ as well as the exclusive ‘Festival Day Only’ discounts.

Save the date and bring your friends. Saturday, 19 September 2015. Qld State Equestrian Centre, Caboolture.

Discounted Pre-Paid Tickets are available online NOW!

Pre Paid Tickets - Available Online
• GeneralAdult-$36
• GeneralChild(5-12yearsold)-$15

Ringside Gold Class (4 seats per table) – Only Available Online
Catered with morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, Wine, Tea & Coffee - $136 per person

Tickets Available On The Day (Gate prices)
• General Adult - $51
• General Child (5-12 years old) - $20

Please Note: Children under 5yo are free. Student/Concession prices are not available.

Gates open at 8:00am – for our early birds, we again have the much loved and heavily contested sample bags full of goodies for the first 300 guests to arrive!

*As a Not-For-Profit event developed and conducted annually by a volunteer committee, all profit from the QLD Festival of Dressage is directed back into the development of Dressage in QLD.
Proudly announcing the Bjarne Elefsen QLD Clinic brought to you by the QLD Festival of Dressage.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from Bjarne Elefsen, our Pryde's EasiFeed Masterclass presenter, at his QLD clinic being held from Wednesday 16th to Friday 18th of September, at Gary Lung's beautiful property 'Windhill' in North Maclean (Brisbane Southside). This clinic is open to all EA members!

Lesson prices are $250 per lesson and numbers are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Click here
for details.
The 2015 QLD Festival of Dressage program is now available!

Click here to check it out.
Ladies and gentleman, here is the announcement that you've all been waiting for!

The Horseland QLD Festival of Dressage International Guest Masterclass presenter for 2015 is the newly appointed QLD State Squad coach... BJARNE ELEFSEN!

Bjarne Elefsen is an accredited International trainer, achieveing his credentials in Denmark. Over the years, Bjarne has produced many National and International Grand Prix horses, and coached many more to International Grand Prix standard. He has also worked with some of Denmarks greatest riders and trainers, namely Anne Grethe Toernblad, who was World Champion on the great Martzog. In recent times he was the head trainer and rider at Hasse Hoffmann Training and Sales Barn in Ebeltoft; and has been the test rider for the Danish Warmblood Society on numerous occasions.

Bjarne is the current Australian Assistant Dressage coach, and has worked with the National Squads over the last two years.

Recently, Bjarne's time is being shared between Australia and Denmark, and he is always very busy teaching riders at all levels. Bjarne says, "There are no shortcuts in this sport and I work very closely with all my pupils to ensure that the training is correct and that the partnership and horses welfare are paramount. My training is based on purity of the sport and enabling riders to gain a great deal more experience and knowledge of how the horse and rider must work together, and the rider having a good understanding of the time and mechanics of each individual horse, to reach its full potential."

This Announcement is a DOUBLE WHAMMY of pure AWESOMENESS, so hold on to your Breeches!

First, we are absolutely thrilled to introduce a new sponsor to our Festival stable of super stars - PETER HOROBIN SADDLERY! With this news… which in itself is so exciting for all of us, we therefore introduce 'The Peter Horobin Saddlery Equine Interactive Zone’.

A brand spanking new initiative for the Festival, the Peter Horobin Saddlery Equine Interactive Zone is a new undercover precinct, with mini arena and grandstand seating (so we can get up close and personal to the action!). The Zone will house LIVE HORSE demonstrations on health, wellbeing, veterinary, dental and farriery science, topped of with two demonstrations from Peter Horobin himself. (1) Saddlefit Diagnostics - The effects and long term damange on equine back health due to an ill fitting saddle. Tools to take home to recognise when your saddle doesn't fit and what you can do about it. (2) Horse Anatomy Vs Saddle Suitability - Find out how to save money when buying a saddle. Learn the key features of your horse and how you can go about finding a suitable saddle to fit. See a difficult horse to fit and discover how Peter would go about fitting a suitable saddle and why.

See? Excitement PLUS! We’ll be introducing you to more of our outstanding array of presenters for the Peter Horobin Saddlery Equine Interactive Zone in the coming days. Better hold on to your Boots as well as your Breeches.

We are delighted to Announce the date of the HORSELAND 2015 QLD Festival of Dressage as Saturday, 19 September 2015 at QSEC!

Held again at QSEC (Caboolture), please come along for the ride with us and share with your friends as we bring lots of exciting news your way - there are new inclusions to our programme as well as all your favourites and we know you'll be as thrilled and excited as we are!

Your Festival team will be bringing a truly amazing array of demonstrations and presenters this year, as well an international Master Class guest we know you will all enjoy and benefit from, we can't wait!

Stay tuned as we introduce all these wonderful developments with you, as well as news from our sponsors and some great competitions :)

Tickets will be available ONLINE soon so the Annual HORSELAND QLD Festival of Dressage countdown is now ON!

The 2014 QLD Festival of Dressage Committee celebrates after another successful event!
Keep your eye on our Facebook page for heaps of great competitions and giveaways...

Just 'Like' us on Facebook for your chance to win!