Saturday 20th September 2014
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With the 8th Annual QLD Festival of Dressage behind us, we'd like to thank an amazing voluntary committee who work tirelessly and selflessly to bring this celebration of dressage to life.

We cannot do it without the support of extraordinary sponsors, including Horseland, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Prydes Easifeed, QLD Hire, Equestrian Land Developments, International Horse Breeders, The Saddle Fitter, Hi Form & Johnsons Natural Formula, Horsezone, Mitavite, and Remi Stud.

To Horseland, we thankyou so much for your ongoing partnership with our event, which allows us to bring the event to life.

Also, a particular thanks to Pryde’s Easifeed, who sponsored our Master Class with Anna Merveldt.

To Anna, what can we say! Thankyou for travelling all the way from your family and horses in Italy, to share some of your tremendous experience and knowledge with us. Your enthusiasm for training radiates from you, and I know you have inspired hundreds of people with your golden drops of wisdom throughout the week’s clinics and at The Festival. We hope that you have had a great time with us Aussies and that you’ll want to come back!

To our other International guest, Scott McKenna (aka Harold the Horse), thankyou for entertaining us once again!

To our interstate presenters, Dr Andrew McLean, Stuart Tinney, Jacqui van Montfrans and Antoinette Foster, thankyou for travelling to and being part of our event. Please know you have inspired SO MANY people!

To our local presenters, Mary Seefried, Mark Lilley, Sally George, Penny Newbold and Fiona Edwards, thankyou for sharing your knowledge and time.

The QLD Festival of Dressage committee also thanks the participating members of the 2014 Dressage QLD State Squad for being part of the event and inspiring all with their breathtaking work, and to the IC Frith and Associates QLD State Young Rider Squad for their wonderful display, and help throughout the day.

We thank Equestrian QLD and Dressage QLD for their support; and we thank Bronwyn Dickinson and the team at QSEC for their endless help and professionalism to help us run this event.

We would like to thank the amazing AVP Production team for their technical brilliance, patience and dedication to the success of this event.

Thankyou to the wonderful trade vendors, and stallion owners, for adding such exciting atmosphere to this unique event; and to all those who donated goods and services to the Festival Raffle and Silent Auction. In particular to Leesa Murray who donated her beautiful Grand Prix dressage horse, APH True Seville for someone to WIN a lesson on.

An enormous thankyou to all 38 of our amazing Festival volunteers, and to our commentators, Sheryl Herring and Liz Coe.

And to our working CREW, who definitley would have covered marathon distances on set up, event and pack down days.

To each committee member, thankyou for continuing to pour your hearts and souls into this event, and to all your partners and family members for sharing you with us!

With the proceeds from this event, we have been able to give back to all avenues of the sport, the judges, competitors, clubs, volunteers and the State Squads.

And last, but not least, THANKYOU to everyone who came! It is the spectators that continue to inspire and motivate us into producing a Festival that is remembered long after it’s over. Please take the time to fill out the feedback from on our website to let us know what you would like to see at future events and on possible areas of improvement. We build this event for the spectators to fundraise for the sport in the hope that one day, it will grow big enough to earn a spot on the nightly news next to surfing and golf!

Hope to see you all next year.

Nicole Tough - Event Director

On behalf of the QLD Festival of Dressage Organising Committee

Are you ready for a great day out at the 2014 QLD Festival of Dressage?

Gates open at 8am and the Opening Performance kicks off in the Main Arena at 8:30am.

The first 300 people through the gates get a special showbag full of goodies, so set your alarm and don't be late!
Last chance to buy your tickets online and save $$$

Pre Paid Tickets - Available Online
  • General Adult - $36
  • General Child (5 - 12 years old) - $15

Tickets Available On The Day

  • General Adult - $51
  • General Child (5-12 years old) - $20
Retail therapy at this year's QLD Festival of Dressage!

Our 2014 Trade Village is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet... with over 40 trade vendors booked including some of our much loved regulars plus plenty of NEW trade vendors never before seen at a QLD event.

Not forgetting our Silent Auction with quality items often selling at up to HALF of their retail value.

Start saving now!

Congratulations to our 2014 Masterclass presenter, Anna Merveldt, on her qualification for the World Equestrian Games on 'Vancouver'.

We wish you all the the very best for the ride you train for, and we can't wait to have you with us at the QLD State Equestrian Centre on September 20th for the Prydes Masterclass at the 2014 QLD Festival of Dressage... way to go Anna!
HORSELAND Announced as Major Event Sponsor of the 2014 Qld Festival of Dressage

It is with much pride and appreciation, the management committee of the Qld Festival of Dressage announces HORSELAND as major event sponsor for 2014.

The Qld Festival of Dressage has enjoyed Horseland’s partnership and support every year since the very first Festival in 2007 and in particular, as the major event sponsor since 2012.

Event Director and Horseland (Gold Coast) Sponsored rider, Nicole Tough, says “With the Festival now in its eighth year, we are proud to produce this unique annual event not only for our devoted spectators, but for premium Australian companies like Horseland.  Their support is of significance to us, as well as for our sport and all equestrians because with Horseland as the linchpin of the Festival, we can continue to produce an event which grows and strengthens our main purpose in benefiting the training and education of our Australian horse-loving community”.

Horseland is a family owned and operated Australian business. The first Horseland store opened in 1978 and has evolved over the last 30 years to become Australia's largest equestrian retailer with 53 stores Australia wide.

With their vision to be the heart of the equestrian community, Horseland ensures access to a full range of leading brands and takes great care in helping all equestrians in finding out what’s on, knowing who to talk to, showing you how or just being understood, and provides horse lovers with hints, tips, advice and experiences to realise the full potential of you and your horse.   Everything you need to know, find, learn and view is to be found in-store or on the sensational and very user-friendly Horseland website at

So, to all future, past and present Festival devotees, lock in Saturday 20 September 2014 for Australia’s favourite dressage education and entertainment event, The HORSELAND 2014 Qld Festival of Dressage.  This year, we showcase  20 ridden training demonstrations in the Main Arena, featuring the Pryde’s Easifeed Master Class series with international dressage specialist, Anna Merveldt, special presentations with the world renowned equine cognition and learning specialist, Dr Andrew McLean and for all those who enjoy our cross training highlights, we have the pleasure of introducing eventing superstar, Stuart Tinney.   Our very special guests will be complimented with demonstrations and presentations from some of Australia’s leading coaches, equine health specialists and the outstanding members of the 2014 Qld State Dressage Squad.

All the Festival crowd favourites will be back, and BIGGER with thanks once more to Horseland the range of silent auction items, prizes, giveaways and raffles will be massive. ..not to mention a very special and soon to be announced addition with thanks to Horseland Strathpine.  The famous and much anticipated Festival Trade Village with Festival Only Specials has grown larger yet again, as has the hugely entertaining fashion parade which will have Paris Fashion Week weak at the knees!   This year’s Stallion Parade with service fee auctions from leading Australian and international bloodlines is also the strongest show yet of spectacular Stallions in the eight-year history of the Festival.

This will be another Festival full of education, entertainment and surprises, showcased within the grounds of the Queensland State Equestrian Centre at Caboolture – and  as always, gates open at 8:00am with sample bags full of goodies for the first 350 guests to arrive.

Gold Class, Silver Class and General Entry tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at and please continue to favourite and visit our website to find out all you need to know on this years Horseland 2014 Qld Festival of Dressage.

At this year's QLD Festival of Dressage you have a chance to win a lesson on Queensland Grand Prix Champion...
APH True Seville.

Generously donated by owner/rider Leesa Murray. Some of APH True Seville's career highlights include:
  • 2002 - Winning the Australian PSG Challenge (now the PSG Stars of the Future)

  • 2006 - 3rd Grand Prix Freestyle in the FEI World Cup Pacific League Dressage Final

  • 2007 & 2008 - Dressage QLD Big Tour Horse of the Year

  • 2013 - Three top 10 placings at the National Championships, including a 2nd in the Grand Prix CDN
Don't miss your chance to learn from a true Grand Prix schoolmaster, be at the 2014 QLD Festival of Dressage to win!!!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!! Click here...
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT ~ Our international masterclass guest presenter for 2014 is ANNA MERVELDT!

Anna is an Italian based, Irish Olympic dressage rider, world-renowned for her thoughtful training methods, exceptional competition experience and her wonderfully positive coaching which has seen teams like the Italian Pony, Junior and Young Riders over 2 years achieve great success. We are so excited to welcome Anna into our own backyard!

Another world class presenter confirmed for the 2014 QLD Festival of Dressage - ANDREW MCLEAN!

Winner of the highest Australian science award, the Eureka Prize for Science, Andrew McLean developed and manages the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre, the most internationally recognised horse training and behaviour modification centre in Australia. Andrew McLean holds a PhD in equine cognition and learning, has been an accredited horse riding coach for over 30 years and has written 5 books (including an International Best Seller) and authored 35 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Andrew is presenting some brilliant topics in the Seminar Centre and in the Main Arena - we are incredibly excited to have such a prestigious guest!
We couldn't wait any longer! At this year's event we have a very special guest presener, eventing superstar, Stuart Tinney!

In the competition arena, Stuart has had more success than any other Australian rider based in this country. An Olympic gold medal from Sydney 2000, representative honors at the 2004 Athens Olympics and since 1988 at consecutive World Equestrian Games. We hope you're as excited as we are!
The QLD Festival of Dressage Group Assistance Program offers funding, based on merit, to respective affiliated organisations, to support organisational and participation development, provide equipment, or improve facilities to assist the development of dressage within the club/group and the sport as a whole.

Congratulations to our successfull 2014 grant applicants, Park Ridge Active Riding Group, Caboolture Dressage Group and Mackay Jumping Club!

Meet the 2014 Dressage QLD State Squad!

Many of our state squad members will either be presenting or demonstrating at the 2014 QLD Festival of Dressage, you will even have a chance to get up close and personal with some of them at the 'Meet The Stars' stable.

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Keep your eye on our Facebook page for heaps of great competitions and giveaways...

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