Attention all equestrians, lovers of all things equine and travellers thinking about HomeAway accommodations from Melbourne: Circle your calendars for 20-23 November, 2014, for the EQUITANA Melbourne. This is by far the biggest event on the annual equine docket and continues to impress visitors and Melbourne natives year after year.
In the past, tickets for EQUITANA events have gone on sale in the beginning of July. One of the best ways to know about updates to EQUITANA Melbourne's ticketing options is to like EQUITANA Australia on Facebook. The organisation will be sure to release their pricing before the sales go live, giving you plenty of time to budget your trip to Melbourne accordingly. Click here to get ticket information
Details about EQUITANA Melbourne
This year, the events will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds. The spectacle attracts more than 50,000 visitors and brings in some of the best show horses in the Southern Hemisphere, in addition to Olympic gold medalists, cowboys, dressage experts, stunt riders and the world's best educators in horse presenting.
This portion of the event has been called an "equine shopping paradise," and has been allowing experts in the sport to peruse goods from more than 300 companies. If you are in the market for anything and everything related to horses, you can't find many better places than the exhibition portion.
The education program at EQUITANA is by far the most enlightening part of the event, as it allows presenters to give demonstrations and clinics about the best ways to highlight an equestrian presentation. You can also learn more about equine well-being at the Ranvet Horse Health Pavilion as part of the education portion.
EQUITANA Melbourne boasts not one, but two competition arenas for your enjoyment in 2014. Here you will find some of the best in World Cup dressage as well as jumping, cutting, reining, carriage driving, camp-drafting and mounted games. "The Way of the Horse," - an unbroken horsemanship contest - is the second portion of the competition event, which always tends to draw in a big crowd.
The Melbourne Showgrounds' Breed Village lets you meet with the animals and trainers so that you can ask all of the questions you want on breeding techniques, bloodlines and temperament. This allows you to get a rare glimpse of horses in a friendly environment and gives an opportunity to learn even more about the sport.