Songs that lend a voice to the equestrian world in a way only music can.
It seems its impossible to keep a good idea like horses and music down these days. And we at 100% Sound are very glad to hear it! Hot on the heals of the Festival Of The Horse & Drum in Illinois and the Alltech Music Festival going on now at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy comes the announcement of yet another meeting of equines and musical entertainment.
This time it’s Australia, Canberra to be exact, getting into the act with the inaugural Unbridled Festival on November 15, 2014. According to the festival organizers, Canberra is the perfect location for a horse fest thanks to the fact that the region boasts the highest ownership per capita of horses in Australia.
There will be no shortage of horse skills on hand. The horse arenas will showcase a multitude of disciplines such as 6 pole horse jumping, jousting and horseback archery, horses playing soccer, barrel racing, reining, dancing horses, tent pegging and an amazing horse spectacular encompassing lighting, sound and acrobatics.
Not to mention the fact that Unbridled will be home to the first Australian Horseboarding Championship. Horseboarding, in case you don’t know, is a new equine extreme sport in which skateboarders are pulled behind horses!
As for the music element, at this point organizers are holding their cards close to their chest. They’ve promised two stages, featuring major headline acts as well as local talent. What we do know is that rising Australian star, Busby Marou, will be on the bill.
I’ll sign off this Saturday with a quirky music video from Marou, featuring model horses and puppets in cowboy hats. Check it out and stay tuned for more announcements from the Unbridled Festival website and 100% Sound about the Unbridled Festival of Horses, Music and Food!