UNBRIDLED - A Festival of Horses, Music & Food - 15 November 2014
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Program Highlights
Neil Pye will be performing and presenting at Unbridled 2014! Greg Powell will be performing and presenting at Unbridled 2014! Doctor Stovepipe will be jamming at Unbridled 2014! Kim Sillis of Equiphoria will be demonstrating Equine Massage at Unbridled 2014! Pony Club will be strutting their stuff at Unbridled 2014! Come see a hair raising Barrel Racing demo at Unbridled 2014! Miss Charlie J will be performing in the HorseWyse Neigh'bourhood Kidz Zone! The Burley Griffin will be playing at Unbridled 2014! Come check out an awesome Horseball demo at Unbridled 2014!Fiona Bevan will be rocking out at Unbridled 2014 Luke Thomas will be bringing his Outback Show to Unbridled 2014! Busby Marou will be headlining the Music Program at Unbridled 2014!
Latest Program Announcements!
November 7th, 2014 | Legal Issues Presentation from Raelene Harrison

Raelene Harrison - Legal Issues in the Equine Industry

Raelene Harrison will be presenting two invaluable talks in the Unbridled 2014 Pegasus Speakers Corner, discussing Legal Issues in the Equine Industry. Her two talks will be around Legal Liability and Legal Issues – Buying and selling horses. This is going to be really fantastic for everyone who currently owns or is thinking of buying a horse.

Raelene Harrison is a practising lawyer. Since being admitted in 2000, Raelene has practised as a lawyer specialising in corporate, commercial, financial services, governance and trusts. Raelene has recently expanded her practice to include not-for-profit, animal and equine law. Raelene owns 3 horses, she regularly rides, and has shares in racehorses.

You can read more about Raelene on our Performers page!

October 28th, 2014 | Neil Pye of Parelli Natural Horsemanship will be performing at Unbridled 2014!

Neil Pye - Parelli Natural Horsemanship

We are jumping for joy to announce to you that Neil Pye, of Parelli Natural Horsemanship, will be performing on our Main Arena at Unbridled 2014!

Neil Pye was fortunate enough to meet Pat Parelli 25 years ago and since studying closely with him. With only a background in psychology based training, Neil brings a unique and practical perspective to help avoid common pit falls and problems that often beset new horse owners. His natural communication style and knowledge have made him the Parelli program’s most highly recognized Instructor and Presenter.

Neil Pye has been an integral member of the Parelli community for well over 20 years. Before accepting his current position as Instructor Emeritus and Global Ambassador, Neil taught as the highest ranking instructor in the field, emceed and rode & presented in over 100 Parelli events, produced and directed many cutting-edge Intellectual Property products, and served as Dean of the Parelli Professionals Program. Neil, alongside Pat lead the presentation for her Majesty the Queens birthday at Buckingham Palace in 2003.

You can read more about Neil on our Performers page!

October 23rd, 2014 | Greg Powell, the Horse Handler, will be performing & presenting at Unbridled 2014!

Greg Powell - The Horse Handler

Greg Powell is recognised as one of Australia’s leaders in horse handling. Greg has been a professional horseman for the last 20 years. This includes starting young horses, training horses (including problem horses) and teaching people how to train their horses. He believes in developing partnerships with horses based on mutual trust and respect and has found that his methods are beneficial across all horse disciplines.

Greg was a presenter at Equitana for about 10 years and won The Way of the Horse Competition in November 2011. His work has been covered on 60 minutes as well as documentaries aired on the 9 Network. Greg also featured on the 9 Network program Random Acts of Kindness in 2009.

You can read more about Greg on our Performers page!

October 17th, 2014 | Equine Therapy Demonstration from Robyn Larson-Shelton

Robyn Larson-Shelton - Equine Miracle

Robyn Larson-Shelton, Equine Miracle: Remedial Therapy and Rehabilitation for Horses, will be sharing her extensive equine knowledge on the Unbridled 2014 Horse Quarter. Robyn’s presentation, “Is your horse hurting? Simple techniques to help owners detect potential issues” will walk you through how to view the horse from each aspect looking for signs of injury, muscular/skeletal asymmetry and pain and include demonstration of how to conduct a ‘HELP’ evaluation, using your hands to find possible issues.

Robyn has worked in the horse industry for over 30 years, and has a background in starting horses under saddle, Training & Horsemanship for different disciplines, and teaching riding; before becoming a soft tissue therapist. Robyn’s enduring passion for horses has led her on a lifelong quest to improve their lives through soft tissue therapies, rehabilitation and pain-free training & horsemanship methods. She is dedicated to educating horse owners, trainers and carers in simple evaluation techniques, exercises and hands on therapy. These ensure a more enduring benefit for the horse than a simple visit from herself, or another therapist, can provide.

You can read more about Robyn on our Performers page!

News & Updates!
October 8th, 2014 | 2014 Unbridled Festival Official Printed Program – Advertising Deadline Extended!

We are pleased to announce that we have been able to extend the deadline for advertising space for the Unbridled 2014 program. The program is going to be a gorgeous, B5 souvenir, bursting with stunning pictures, the full 2014 program, performer details and more. We are printing 7000 copies of this stunner, and it is a fantastic way to get the news out about your business, club, organisation and more to a huge, mixed crowd of horsie and non-horsie people.

The new (and very final) deadline for advertising is October 17. We are quickly getting filled up, but definitely want to offer the opportunity to everyone who wants a spot in the Program.

You can learn more about advertising in the program, including pricing, by visiting our Advertising page here.

September 16th, 2014 | Calling All Volunteers!

Calling All Volunteers!

We are currently on the hunt for a gaggle of generous volunteers to help us make this fabulous festival run like a dream. We are hoping that you might know some amazing folks who would be interested in getting involved! And of course we hope you might be keen too!

Volunteers will play a key role in helping to ensure Unbridled is a safe and enjoyable event for festival patrons and performers (both human and horse).

The festival has a wide variety of volunteer jobs available, from horse marshalling to stage management to working in the festival shop. We need people of all shapes, sizes and skill-sets – there is a place for everyone at Unbridled.

Click here for more information about volunteering, including the application form!

July 28th, 2014 | New Unbridled 2014 TV Ad!

Have you seen our new TV ad on Southern Cross Ten, Eleven (TV channel) and One? Our Festival Manager, Kate, and Production Design Manager, Lizzy, recently locked themselves in the office over a weekend and magicked this together! We’re pretty excited!

If you are in the ACT and surrounds, you can check it out on tv over the next few weeks! Hooray!

Unbridled Festival's Official Sponsors

HorseWyse Magazine     Pegasus Riding for the Disabled ACT     Thoroughbred Park     J.W. O'Sullivan & Sons - Waste Contractors
Events ACT        Capital Hotel Group       Aarwun Gallery       Hot Shots Photography