AHIC Horse Industry Survey
Oct 11
The Australian Horse Industry Council is undertaking a project “Horse Industry Engagement on future of the Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) Horse Program". As part of this project, you are invited to take part in a survey.

The aim of this survey is to identify issues, topics, barriers & opportunities for the Australian horse industry from the grass roots owner to organisational & business sustainability. Feedback from the survey will assist with providing background for a horse industry leaders workshop to be held in Sydney this November as part of the abovementioned project. Further information about the project can be found on www.rirdc.gov.au All questions are optional. The survey closes on 31 October, 2011

Survey link   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2011_AHIC_Survey_End31Oct

Forty Something loss a blow to Saddlebred Dressage
Aug 11
Forty Something, a purebred American Saddlebred gelding owned by Jody Swimmer and trained by Chrissa Hoffman, has passed on. Chrissa may be better known as the trainer of the Grand Prix Saddlebred Harry Callahan. Chrissa showed Forty Something in his first PSG class in 2009, earning two second place ribbons with a 60.9% and a 62.6%. This accomplishment landed him in the USDF Connection magazine, as he was the second saddlebred in the United States to reach the FEI levels of dressage with scores in the 60's. The loss of this handsome 12 year old gelding is a blow not only to his connections but to the developing Saddlebred dressage scene. He is succeeded by the up and coming 6 year old Saddlebred gelding New York City Slicker, also owned by Jody and trained by Chrissa.
Mystery Creek Events Centre in November – Equidays

To give you a quick snapshot, Equidays:
• Is a brand new national event encompassing all facets of the equine industry
• Will be developed, owned and hosted by Mystery Creek Events Centre
• Has the vision to feature all equine disciplines
• Will have demonstrations, competitions, clinics, seminars and exhibitions
• Has a desired attendance of 18,000 people over three days
• Aims to have 200 exhibitors
• Will have its inaugural event 18, 19 and 20 November 2011
• Will be held every second year
• Equidays®, the word and brand, are registered trademarks to Fieldays Society

Below is a link to the online Prospectus:


We would love to have American Saddlebred and Sporthorse Registry represented at Equidays. Whether that be in one of our exhibition areas, or by demonstrating your product or service in one of our dedicated demonstration arenas.

If you have any questions or feedback, or if you would like to discuss partnership options, please contact me on the details below.

Thank you for your time.

Kind regards

Renee Johansen
Event Executive - Equidays, Mystery Creek Events Centre
P: +64 7 843-4497 M: +64 27 449-5246 F: +64 7 843-8572
Gate 2, 125 Mystery Creek Rd, Private Bag 3206, Hamilton 3240, NZ
Equidays 18–20 November 2011 www.equidays.co.nz

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/equidays

Sheppards Hill Michael

Have a read of this from horsedeals.  Some good pics of Sheppards Hill Michael too.


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