UNBRIDLED - A Festival of Horses, Music & Food - 15 November 2014
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1 OCT - Volunteer Applications



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Let your forelock loose and get fancy free at Unbridled!
Program Highlights
The Burley Griffin will be playing 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! Unbridled 2014 will feature workshops from Equine Learning Experiences Australia! Kate Fenner of Kandoo Equine will be giving a presentation at Unbridled 2014 Tim Cope will be presenting at Unbridled 2014!
Latest Program Announcements!
September 19th, 2014 | Luke Thomas is bringing his Outback Show to Unbridled 2014!

Luke Thomas - Outback Show

In the tradition of traveling showman who entertained punters to within an inch of their lives in Australia’s outback towns and bush shanties, Luke Thomas brings his Outback Show to the Unbridled Festival 2014.

The Outback Show is a combination of lighthearted humour, absolutely amazing performing horse antics and knowledge shared through bush yarns. Luke and his sidekick Buzby will be bringing 3 Performing Pinto Trick Horses and the Famous 5 performing Clydesdales to the Unbridled Festival. If you are looking for entertainment with a difference come along and see what some people (Luke’s Gran included) have said is the greatest show on earth.

You can read more about Luke and his Show on our Performers page!

September 18th, 2014 | Fiona Bevan (UK) will be joining the music program for Unbridled 2014!

Fiona Bevan

We are well pleased to be announcing that rising UK star Fiona Bevan will be performing at Unbridled 2014. Fiona has a stunning voice, and is all around slightly excessively talented. She is definitely NOT to be missed!

Playing live has been the cornerstone of Bevan’s career since she first stepped on stage in Colchester aged 15. Her teenage band lasted four years, after which she moved to London to study and went solo with her guitar. Along the way, she has played with dozens of other artists in all sorts of genres of music. There was even a brief spell as a bassist in a band mentored by Adam Ant and fronted by Georgina Baillie (the woman at the centre of the Sachsgate scandal).

Last year, Bevan wrote, recorded and toured with jazz vocalist Gwyneth Herbert. Reviewing the show in London, The Guardian gushed that “Bevan took us on startling odysseys that suggested Erykah Badu, Joanna Newsom and Kate Bush spine-tinglingly joined”. More recently, she has been in L.A. co-writing with Grammy Award-winning producer John Shanks.

Tickets are on sale now at TryBooking and you can read more about Fiona on our Performers page!

September 12th, 2014 | ‘Foundation Training & Horsemanship’ Workshop from Kate Fenner of Kandoo Equine

Kate Fenner - Kandoo Equine

Kate Fenner is a tertiary educated professional horse person with over twenty years experience riding, competing, Training & Horsemanship and educating horses (and their owners). Kate will be sharing her vast experience and knowledge with us at Unbridled 2014, with a ‘Foundation Training & Horsemanship’ presentation on the Horse Quarter.

Kate is a tertiary educated professional horse person with over twenty years experience riding, competing, Training & Horsemanship and educating horses (and their owners). Kate’s personal horse Training & Horsemanship philosophy focuses on safety and comfort for both horse and rider. This involves breaking lessons down into manageable pieces that the horse is able to learn in a sequential manner. Regardless of discipline, all Training & Horsemanship begins with the ‘Foundation Lessons’ – the building blocks for a safe and confident equine partner.

Find out more about Kate on our Performers page!

News & Updates!
September 22nd, 2014 | The Burley Griffin will be rockin’ out at Unbridled 2014!

The Burley Griffin

Get your dancin’ shoes on folks, because The Burley Griffin will be bringing the party to Unbridled 2014. This seriously solid Canberra band are definitely stars on the rise!

A four piece Australian folk n’ roll band, The Burley Griffin hail from the deeper regions of Canberra. While built firmly on the back of lead vocalist and songwriter Evan Buckley’s early career, in recent times the band has quietly evolved bringing new writing into the fold.

Set to record their second studio release early next month, their sincere song writing boasts robust melodies supported by serious talent. Drawing from disparate music backgrounds, their style can be described as folk rock with a bit of alternative country twang thrown in. Their original music flaunts strong lyrical accessibility and time with The Burley Griffin is always a booty-shaking, toe tapping, delightful experience.

You can read more about The Burley Griffin on our Performers page!

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