Friday, February 06, 2015

Spirited: Australia's Horse Stories

SMH.com.au - Full Article

February 6, 2015 - 11:45PM
Daniel Vaeth-Levin

The National Museum of Australia's Spirited: Australia's Horse Stories exhibition displays a beautiful photograph of a horse trotting through seemingly endless desert. With its graceful arched neck, large eyes and gorgeous contours, the horse, as any horse lover would recognise, is an Arabian.

The magnificence of the horse and rider and the almost mythical desert setting have captivated me and sparked an interest in something I did not know existed – endurance horse riding. The horse in the image is Castlebar Kalahari, being ridden by Meg Wade, of NSW, in the 2009 His Highness the President of United Arab Emirates Endurance Cup in Abu Dhabi. Wade is a champion endurance rider in Australia, having won the Tom Quilty Gold Cup endurance race four times...

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