Horse Experience Show Straight From The Royal
Horse Experience Show – bringing the bush to the city
One of the favourite attractions at this year’s Sydney’s Royal Easter Show was the Snowy Mountain Station and Horse Experience Show. Some of the talents behind those shows came to the 2017 St Ives Show.
Visitors had the chance to see three skilful equine professionals show us how they work with these special animals that are so much a part of our history.”
Greg Glasgow, all-rounder bushman, introduced the stock horse and showed just how agile and versatile this wonderful breed is as he put his horses though their paces.
Adam Battaglia from Dark Horse Productions was there with his horses trained for film and television productions as well as the recent main arena event The Man from Snowy River at the Sydney Royal Easter Show; the wild brumby stallion and the ‘Colt from Old Regret’ made an appearance. Adam showed how he trains his horses to perform the stunts you see on TV and in the movies.
Cracking the whip for us
Glen Denholm, Australian whip maker extraordinaire was there with his horses, Kanadah and Charlie the Clydesdale, to teach audiences about the breeds, the gear and what the horses were used for in the past.
You could even get up close and pat Charlie and one or two lucky children could enjoy a harness ride with this gentle heavy horse just like the farmers used to do to work the fields before tractors came along.
“I would particularly like to thank Glen who officially opened St Ives Show on the main stage on Saturday,” said Elaine Tracey, President of the Northern Suburbs Agricultural and Horticultural Society, Inc. “We do appreciate the time he gave us out of his busy schedule. His speech was a ‘cracker’!”