UNBRIDLED - A Festival of Horses, Music & Food - 15 November 2014
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Important Dates

Application Closing Dates:

1 OCT - Volunteer Applications



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Program Highlights
Come see a hair raising Barrel Racing demo at Unbridled 2014! The Burley Griffin will be playing at Unbridled 2014! Come check out an awesome Horseball demo at Unbridled 2014!Fiona Bevan will be rocking out at Unbridled 2014 Luke Thomas will be bringing his Outback Show to Unbridled 2014! Busby Marou will be headlining the Music Program at Unbridled 2014! Unbridled 2014 will feature workshops from Equine Learning Experiences Australia! The Fuelers will be rockin' out at Unbridled 2014!Kate Fenner of Kandoo Equine will be giving a presentation at Unbridled 2014
Latest Program Announcements!
September 30th, 2014 | Come and see a hair raising Barrel Racing demo at Unbridled 2014!

Australian Barrel Horse Association

Get ready for some major thrills! Unbridled 2014 will feature a heart-thumping barrel racing demonstration from Adele Edwards, champion barrel racer, and the Australian Barrel Horse Association.

Barrel racing is the fastest and most glamorous of the western events. But it is also one of the most fun! Adele Edwards has won every major barrel race in the eastern states in the last ten years. She and her great horse Rocky are a force to be reckoned with and have repeatedly beaten the best cowgirls in the country.

Barrel racing is a timed event that has no judges and therefore no subjective points of view. Barrel racing is graceful and simplistic — a rider, a horse, three barrels and the stopwatch. The horse is ridden as quickly as possible around a cloverleaf course of three barrels. Ride quickly and win. Hesitate and lose.

You can read more about Adele and Barrel Racing on our Performers page!

September 26th, 2014 | The Fuelers have been added to the Unbridled 2014 musical line-up!

The Fuelers

Local toe-tapping, rock’n’rollin’ musical dynamos, The Fuelers have been added to the Unbridled 2014 musical line-up!

The Fuelers take their name from nitro-fuelled drag cars. Once these things get going, the only thing that’ll stop them is a parachute.

The Fuelers, while being called many things, are usually branded country by their city-folk audiences. That means songs about trucks, heartbreak and powertools…and a complete ban on playing without a hat.

You can read more about Horseball on our Performers page!

September 25th, 2014 | Horseball presentation at Unbridled 2014!


We are pretty excited to be able to bring you a seriously thrilling demo at Unbridled 2014. Horseball, presented by the Australian Horseball Association, is the modern form of a 16th century Argentinian sport, pato. It was outlawed in 1790 due to high mortality among players. In 1941 the Federacion Argentina de Pato was created. In 1953 was declared as Argentina’s national game. You’ve gotta love a rugged outlaw!

Horseball is a game played on horseback where a ball is handled and points are scored by shooting it through a hoop (diameter 1m). The Sport is like a combination of polo, rugby, and basketball. It is one of the ten disciplines officially recognized by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports.

You can read more about Horseball on our Performers page!

News & Updates!
September 16th, 2014 | Calling All Volunteers!

Calling All Volunteers!

We are currently on the hunt for a gaggle of generous volunteers to help us make this fabulous festival run like a dream. We are hoping that you might know some amazing folks who would be interested in getting involved! And of course we hope you might be keen too!

Volunteers will play a key role in helping to ensure Unbridled is a safe and enjoyable event for festival patrons and performers (both human and horse).

The festival has a wide variety of volunteer jobs available, from horse marshalling to stage management to working in the festival shop. We need people of all shapes, sizes and skill-sets – there is a place for everyone at Unbridled.

Click here for more information about volunteering, including the application form!

July 28th, 2014 | New Unbridled 2014 TV Ad!

Have you seen our new TV ad on Southern Cross Ten, Eleven (TV channel) and One? Our Festival Manager, Kate, and Production Design Manager, Lizzy, recently locked themselves in the office over a weekend and magicked this together! We’re pretty excited!

If you are in the ACT and surrounds, you can check it out on tv over the next few weeks! Hooray!

July 1st, 2014 | TICKETS ON SALE TODAY!!

Tickets are now on sale!The day has finally arrived, and we are just so darn excited to let you know that tickets for Unbridled 2014 are officially on sale! Mosey right over here to purchase your tickets for this fantastic day out!

We are also going to be rolling out stacks of program announcements over the next week, so keep your eyes peeled! If you want to get updates straight to your inbox, enter your email address into the ‘Stay Updated’ box on the right side of the page.

Unbridled Festival's Official Sponsors

HorseWyse Magazine     Pegasus Riding for the Disabled ACT     Thoroughbred Park     J.W. O'Sullivan & Sons - Waste Contractors
Events ACT        Capital Hotel Group       Aarwun Gallery       Hot Shots Photography