Upcoming Events for October and November 2012

October and November are shaping up as the busiest months of 2012 so far for horse welfare and rescue events! Things kick off with Be Kind To Animals Week where everyone can act local! Think up your own event and get involved! Other events cater for a range of tastes, with a gymkhana in WA, a heap of equine emergency rescue sessions (including Equitana), a trail ride in Qld and in November the Melbourne Cup will bring racing welfare into the spotlight. Remember to scroll down for brumby, standardbred and thoroughbred specific show calendars.

Horse riding on Sandown beach

  • October 2012
    • 1st – 7th – Worldwide – Be Kind to Animals Week – Website link and Facebook Page
    • Tues 2nd Oct – Malaga, WA – RSPCA WA “October School Holiday Program” – Facebook event
    • 4th Oct – Worldwide – World Animal Day
    • 4th – 6th Oct – Brisbane, Qld – International Conference “Animals in Focus” – Website
    • Fri 5th Oct – Victoria – RSPCA Vic “RSPCA World Animal Day Gala Ball” – Website link
    • Sun 7th Oct – Willowmavin, Vic – Edgar’s Mission “World Animal Day at Edgar’s Mission” – Website link and Facebook event page (Carlos Tabernaberri will be a guest speaker and Triple R Equine Welfare will be there too)
    • Sat 13th Oct – NSW – Hunter Valley Brumby Association “Christmas Bus Shopping Trip” – Website link
    • Sat 13th Oct – Cedar Grove, Qld – Equine Emergency Rescue “Large Animal Rescue Awareness Workshop” – Website link 
    • Sat 13th and Sun 14th Oct – Glen Oak, NSW – Horse Welfare Inc are hosting an Equine Emergency Rescue awareness course (Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue) – Website link and Facebook event page
    • Sun 14th Oct – Willowmavin, Vic – Edgar’s Mission “Volunteer Day” – Website link
    • Sat 14th Oct – Beaudesert, Qld – Tamborine Horse Rehabilitation Retreat “Fundraising Trail Ride” – Facebook event
    • Sat 20th Oct – Melbourne, Vic – Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses “Caulfield Cup Demonstration” (they are considering bringing in jumps racing at Caulfield in 2013) – Facebook event page
    • Sat 20th and Sun 21st Oct – Murrumbateman, NSW – Heavy Horse Heaven will be at “Murrumbateman Field Days” – Website link
    • Sun 21st and Mon 22nd Oct – Launceston, Tas – Equine Emergency Rescue Training – Website link
    • Sat 27th Oct – Darwin, NT – RSPCA Darwin “Save the Paw Ball 2012” – Facebook event page
    • Sat 27th Oct – Willowmavin, Vic – Edgar’s Mission “Volunteer Day” – Website link
    • Sat 27th & Sun 28th Oct – Geelong, Vic – Equine Emergency Rescue Training days – website link
    • Sat 27th and Sun 28th Oct –Perth, WA – Equine Emergency Rescue Training days – website link
    • Sun 28th Oct – Daylesford, Vic – Victorian Brumby Association “VBA Daylesford Pub Ride” – Website link and there is also info in their Facebook Group
    • Sun 28th Oct – Sydney, NSW – Cruelty Free Festival – website link 
    November 2012
    • Sat 3rd Nov – Melbourne, Vic – Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses “Derby Day ‘18,000 Horses Killed Each Year’ Demonstration” – Facebook event page
    • Sat 3rd Nov – Caboolture, Qld – Save a Horse Australia “Charity Auction as part of the Ultimate Master Class with Steffen Peters” – Website (mouse over on “more” and click on “Cocktail Party and Charity Auction”) and info on Facebook
    • Sat 3rd and Sun 4th Nov – Gatton, Qld – Qld Horse Council hosting an Equine Emergency Rescue “Operations level” course – Website link
    • Sun 4th Nov – Vic – Victorian Brumby Association “Trail and Track Day” – Website link
    • Sun 4th Nov – Noosa, Qld – RSPCA Qld “Noosa Triathlon” – Facebook event page
    • Mon 5th Nov – Melbourne, Vic – Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses “Melbourne Cup Parade of Champions Demonstration” – Facebook event page
    • Tues 6th Nov – Melbourne, Vic – Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses “Melbourne Cup Picnic and Protest” – Facebook event page
    • Sat 10th Nov – Cedar Creek, Qld – Tamborine Horse Rehabilitation Retreat “Open Show Day” – Facebook event page
    • Sat 10th and Sun 11th Nov – Cairns, Qld – Queensland Horse Council hosting Equine Emergency Rescue “Operations level” course – Website link
    • Sun 11th Nov – Southern River, WA – Second Chance Horse Rescue Inc “Beginners Gymkhana” – Facebook event page
    • Sun 11th Nov – Willowmavin, Vic – Edgar’s Mission “Volunteer Day” – Website link
    • 12/13 Nov – Melbourne, Vic – Australian Horsekeeping Conference – Information on HorseSA website
    • 13th Nov – Melton, Vic – Horse SA “Equine Emergency Rescue Information Evening” – Website link
    • 14th Nov – Pakenham, Vic – Horseyard is hosting an Equine Emergency Rescue “Information Evening” – Website link
    • 15th – 18th Nov – Melbourne, Vic – Equitana:
    ~ Combined Standardbreds Association of Australia – Exhibition location
    ~ Equine Emergency Rescue  (two Large Animal Rescue demonstrations on the Friday and Saturday) – website link
    ~ Equine Welfare Seminars – Exhibition location
    ~ Victorian Brumby Association – Exhibition location
    • Sat 24th Nov – Willowmavin, Vic – Edgar’s Mission “Volunteer Day” – Website link
All year long
  • Host your own fundraiser for Project Hope Horse Welfare Victoria “Extra little bit of hope” – Download the program here (PDF file)
Other calendars of events

Please email us at editor(at)australianhorserescue.com it you know of any events involving equine welfare or rescue for Australians. 🙂

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