PRESS RELEASE – July 2018
Equine Action Queensland is proud to announce the upcoming 2018 EAQ Horse Care Expo on September 16th at the Samford Riding for the Disabled Facility (located in the Samford Show Grounds)
Equine Action Qld is a fully registered horse welfare charity run entirely by volunteers based in the northern suburbs of Brisbane. Since commencing in 2013, we have raised over $80,000 and we have assisted, rehabilitated and re-homed 22 horses through our foster carers network. We’ve also helped many horse owners to provide better care for their horses by providing educational resources and supporting educational events.
Sadly we turn away many more horses than we can adequately care for (due to limited funds & carers) and as a result we have chosen to take a different approach (i.e. education) to address this unfortunate situation.
From humble beginnings in 2016 the inaugural EAQ Horse Care Workshop was held in Samford Farmers Hall with a small but enthusiastic group of presenters & stallholders and was attended by around 130 guests. Due to it’s resounding success the “Workshop” has developed into the more comprehensive “Expo” which is held annually at the larger RDA facility at Samford Showgrounds.
This years Expo will run from 9.00am - 4.00pm incorporating an extensive range of expert guest presentations, live demos, around 50 trade stalls, a fashion parade, carriage rides, children’s activities and food & drinks. It is our vision that this sharing of information will encourage better welfare for horses in the future. As an added bonus some of the RDA horses will benefit by receiving complimentary services/treatments during the live demonstrations.
The event is FREE for attendees, includes FREE show-bags for the first 100 guests to arrive (NB: 1 per family) and there will be lots of give-aways and raffle prizes drawn throughout the day. Attendees who register through Eventbrite will automatically be entered into a unique prize draw however pre-registration is not compulsory so come and join us for what will be an incredible, equine focussed experience.
For further information please contact our Event Co-ordinator – Melissa Hanwright via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 0418 439 924.