Natural Horse World

Events to look forward to


on Sunday March 15.

If you’re not sure if you want to commit to a 3-day clinic, and fence sitting doesn’t do it for you, this could be the perfect opportunity to find out more about Connected Riding, and get a feel for Trisha’s style. Relevant to all disciplines. $140 gets you a spot for the day, maximum 6 horse/rider combinations (unstarted/unridden horses OK – plenty of ground work, off-horse position work). 9am for 9.30am sharp start. Fence sitting available at $25 per day or part thereof. BYO lunch, tea/coffee provided.

If you’re keen for a PRIVATE LESSON, and have done a CR clinic with either Trisha or Peggy in the past, we can probably squeeze a couple in at the end of the day – $70.

Trisha Wren is an experienced horsewoman, originally from Scotland, who spent two years as Mark Rashid’s assistant in the USA. She subsequently worked with Peggy Cummings and is the only certified Connected Riding Instructor in the Southern Hemisphere. Based in New Zealand, with regular clinics in Australia.

Enquiries: Shaunna O’Grady Ph. 03 5784 9210 or 0412 374 759

Want to learn more about the equine musculo-skeletal system? (Vic)

World class veterinarian and qualified equine acupuncturist and chiropractor, Dr Mark Curtis, will share his knowledge and experience during a one day workshop at Wandarrah Estate in Beaconsfield Upper (VIC). Topics covered include upper body issues, saddle fit, common issues and treatment, as well as conformational assessment. When: 21 March. Cost: $180. To register, email or phone 0411 848 643.

Firehorse Inspirations – Michelle Dennis (Qld)

2015 Clinics for the first half of the year:

March 21 & 22 Foundation Liberty for beginners at Harrisville QLD $390 includes my DVD. Early bird price if paid before February 21 is $350.

April 8-12 Advanced Multiple Horse Liberty at Harrisville QLD $1000 To be considered for this you must be doing advanced liberty with one horse and be a competent rider.

May 23 & 24 Foundation Liberty for beginners at Harrisville QLD $390 includes my DVD. Early bird price if paid before March 21 is $350.

Coaching days for people who have done my Foundation Liberty clinics will be the last Sunday of the month. Investment $100.
We will work on any problems encountered in foundation work or start putting the foundations to practical use e.g. retrieving/pushing objects, doing obstacles courses at liberty.

Contact Michelle on

NRM Healthy Horse and Land Expo 2 (Tas)

Saturday May 2nd at Pontville Hall.
Key note speaker is Mariette van den Berg, specialist in pasture management and equine permaculture  who will be discussing pasture management, horse behaviour, drought mitigation methods and permaculture concepts that can be easily and cheaply applied to your property and, of course, how to keep both your paddocks and your horses healthy.
International Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue expert and Guelph University lecturer, Dr Rebecca Gimenez will be joining us via Skype and we will have a huge range of local and regional presenters, all talking about healthy horses, land and water in Tassie and on a budget!

Cynthia Cooper from Natural Horse World will present ‘Growing/Selecting Hay and Grasses for Horses’ and ‘Drought Management Strategies’, and will be one of the stallholders selling products.

Come along and hear experts discuss a range of topics including, planned grazing, foraging behaviour, horse nutrition, emergency managment of horses, laminitis control and more!

  • Saddler on hand to help with saddle fittings.
  • Displays and giveaways.
  • Bring along any weeds you wish to have identified in a plastic bag.
  • Morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch, $15 donation to CWA.
  • Free BBQ dinner at 5 and an informal Q and A session.
  • Please indicate if you wish to attend the free BBQ by booking a ticket for that event.
  • Register by 8.30 AM for a free show bag.
  • Indoor venue.

Click here for more info and to see other guest speakers as they are added on Facebook. Register for the expo sessions here.

NRM Healthy Horses Land Expo


The first cross under bitless bridle, E. ALLAN BUCK, from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Will visit Australia in JUNE / JULY2015 and would be willing to conduct workshops. Would you, your club or organisation be interested in organising his workshop in your area?

40 years experience as a rider and educator. Promotor of your understanding of horses and champion of better horse/man relationships.
See more about Alan online at – SYMPATHETIC HORSEMANSHIP and Facebook   Email:

Local contact Libby & George Kasparek DARWIN NT PH. 0410533297 or

2015 Festival of the Horse & Drum (USA)

Aug 15-16, 2015 at Kane County Fairgrounds (St. Charles, IL) USA. Festival of the Horse & Drum is Chicagoland’s next up-and-coming family friendly festival. The United Nations of Horses & Humans®.

Equidays In New Zealand

16-18 October 2015
Equidays is held annually over three action-packed days at Mystery Creek Events Centre, located here in the Waipa the “Equine Capital of New Zealand”, Equidays is continuing to grow and evolve, building on our success and ambition to be New Zealand’s premier equine event and a staple in New Zealand’s annual equine calendar.

2015 Large Animal Rescue Workshops & Events (Australia)

Sunday 15 March – Beaconsfield Upper, Victoria. Wandarrah Estate / QHC one-day Large Animal Rescue information workshop at Wandarrah Estate, 145 Split Rock Road, Beaconsfield Upper, Vic 3808. $160 (includes morning tea, please BYO lunch). Contact: Rebecca Feasey 0411 848 643

Saturday 21 March – Portland, Victoria. QHC / Cobboboonee Horse Riding one-day Large Animal Rescue information workshop at Cobboboonee Horse Riding, 211 Hodgetts Road, Gorae, Vic 3305. $160 (includes morning tea and lunch). Early bird discount if booked and paid in full by 31 January. Contact: Kelly Gannon 0428 219 090

Saturday 28 March – Coominya, Queensland. QHC one-day Large Animal Rescue information workshop at 38 Allambie Road, Coominya, Qld 4311. Cost: $100 (includes morning tea and lunch). Contact: Lyndsey Ebdon 0411 285 334

Saturday 2 May – Ballarat, Victoria. Creswick RSL Light Horse Troop / QHC one-day Large Animal Rescue information workshop at Unicorn Park Equestrian Centre, 33 Courts Road, Clarendon, Vic 3352. Early bird special $130 if booked and paid in full by 2 April 2015, $160 thereafter (includes morning tea and lunch. Contact: Chase Day 0411 335 738

November 2015

28-29 November – 6th International Large Animal Rescue Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

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