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HORSEBALL – November 15th – Equine Lifestyle Festival, Hawkesbury, Australia

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Beefy and Rob were guests at the Equine Lifestyle Festival held at Hawkesbury Showgrounds, north of Sydney. Horseball is part Netball, part Rugby played on horseback! This was the final day of the Australian Horseball National Championships.

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RANCH SORTING – November 15th – Equine Lifestyle Festival, Hawkesbury, Australia

SHOW #22

Beefy and Rob were guests at the Equine Lifestyle Festival held at Hawkesbury Showgrounds, north of Sydney. Ranch Sorting is a fairly new sport whereby riders work in pairs to move individually numbered cattle from one pen to another in numerical order – all in the space of a minute or so!

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CAMPDRAFTING – November 14th – Equine Lifestyle Festival, Hawkesbury, Australia

SHOW #21

Beefy and Rob were guests at the Equine Lifestyle Festival held at Hawkesbury Showgrounds, north of Sydney. Campdrafting is a truly unique Australian Stockman’s sport where riders try to pare a steer from the herd and then guide it around a figure 8 course within 40 seconds.

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DOCK DOGS – November 14th – Equine Lifestyle Festival, Hawkesbury, Australia

SHOW #20

Beefy and Rob were guests at the Equine Lifestyle Festival held at Hawkesbury Showgrounds, north of Sydney. Dock Dogs is a new sport to Australia, however it is gaining popularity very quickly due to its fun and spectacular nature. Dogs jump as far or as high as they can into a swimming pool.

 

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MOUNTED GAMES – November 14th – Equine Lifestyle Festival, Hawkesbury, Australia

SHOW #19

Beefy and Rob were guests at the Equine Lifestyle Festival held at Hawkesbury Showgrounds, north of Sydney. The first sport we saw was Mounted Games – a fast action, team based, relay type sport combining many races. Teams accumulate points according to where they finish in each race.  The Nations Cup was being contested between Australia, New Zealand, USA and South Africa.

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REINING – November 8th – Werribee, Australia

SHOW #16

Beefy and Rob headed to the National Equestrian Centre at Werribee Park to watch Victoria Reining Horse Association’s Spring Rein Final. Riders competed for the Silver Buckle and they even convinced Beefy to try out the basics of Reining.

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HARNESS RACING – October 29th – Kilmore Racing Club, Kilmore

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Beefy & Rob ventured up the highway to the picturesque Kilmore Racing Club to take in an evening of Harness Racing. Rob even got to ride in the starting mobile!

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