The 10th edition of EQUITANA was held last weekend (15th-18th of Nov) at the Melbourne Showgrounds. There was a big turn out, particular on the first Day and Saturday, and the weather was actually not too bad – even some sun
MB Equine Services was selected this year to host two educational presentations on Decision Making in Horse and Land Management and Regenerative Pasture Management. Unfortunately the titles of our presentations in the Equitana Program were not very clear. They forgot the important keyword PASTURE or LAND in our title presentation!! So many visitors didn’t know that it was about HORSE & LAND/PASTURE management. Nevertheless, we had lots of interest and all of our pasture and nutrition books were sold!
We want to thank everybody who visited us at the Equitana and came to our talks. We are looking forward to many more Equitana events!
The next Equitana in Australia will be held at Sydney!
EQUITANA Sydney, November 7th – 10th 2013
If your interested in the Equitana in Europe… 9 days of fun!!! The next one will be held in Essen (Germany), 16th-24th of March 2013
At this year’s Equitana, MB Equine Services will host two presentations on horse & land management. In the first presentation we will highlight the current challenges we face in horse and land management and how we can move forward with property/pasture planning and decision making to restore our land and improve the health of our horses. In the second presentation we will discuss in more detail ecosystem processes and tools how to regenerate the land. Unfortunately we don’t have enough time to go into all the details about grass growth, development, grazing and land planning, horse management and nutrition. So after the presentation come and see us at the Horse SA Stand #473 Epsom Hall. We will also be visiting the Hoofbeats Magazine Stand #292 Grand Hall.
Decision Making in Horse & Land Management – Where to start when you want to regenerate your pastures & land?
Mariette van den Berg & Nick Huggins
Thursday 15th of November
11:45- 12:45 am
Healthy land= healthy horses – Ecosystem processes and tools for regenerating your land.
Saturday 17th of November
This year MB Equine Services will be hosting two seminars on horse and land management at the Equitana in Melbourne. We won’t have our own stand, but we will be visiting stands of organisations and horse magazine for Q&A hours!
You can find us at the Horse SA stand – together with some other educators! Worth a visit!
Equitana: Horse SA Stand No.473 Epsom Hall
Visit Horse SA at Equitana and check out
** Large animal rescue equipment, books & information ** Horse SA information ** Check back to this webpage soon for item listings!
Guests in the stand- available for Q&A and book signings (as indicated) include
- Dr Rebecca Gimenez www.tlaer.org Providing demonstrations at Equitana & book signing “Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue”
- Alayne Blickle www.horsesforcleanwater.com Keynote speaker for the Australian Horse Keeping Conference
- Mariette van den Berg www.mberg.com.au
- Jane Myers www.equiculture.com.au (to be confirmed)
- Mary Anne Leighton www.equineER.com signing for “Equine Emergency Rescue“
We are half way through the year and the Equitana event is almost insight! The next event will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds from 15th to 18th November 2012.
This year MB Equine Services was selected to join the team of horse care & health educators. We will be hosting two seminars on integrated horse and land management. Our topics will focus on:
- Decision Making in Horse and Land management – How do you vision your horse property?
- Regenerative Horse Property Design & Pasture Management –Healthy soil = healthy horses
Over the months we will be working on our program and try to compile something that applies to all horse owners – that have small or large acreage, have their horses in agistment or are running a horse business such as breeding stud, training stable, spelling etc. So keep checking our website and facebook page for more information about our program and times.