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Equitana Asia Pacific 2008 - Equitana Poem by Guy McLean

 

 

EQUITANA
Asia Pacific 2008

A Poem by Guy McLean


The equine world is flourishing

As the horse takes pride of place

Bringing joy to the masses

And smiles to owners face

Though their years of work and transport

Are numbered and in the past

Their wealth in show and competition

Is a quality that will last

Throughout each coming decade

For their value is immense

Wether they be competition comrade

Or just a mate behind the fence

They are athlete, they are dancer

They are strongman and marathon runner

Each breed with specific talents

Each horse, in their own right a stunner

Their bloodlines bred on for their glory

Each breed with their own discipline

From Cutting, to Dressage, to Campdraft

They will strive, they will fight, they will win

And us as their human companions

Captured by beauty and heart and pride

We live for these Equine Gods

Live to perform, to compete and to ride

Joining as one, drawn together

In body and spirit and mind

We long for an event that is ours

Where we can be with our own kind

A place where the horse is the Hero

Where their training and health reigns supreme

Where the best in the world come together

To show us the way to our dreams

Where Shetlands and Warmbloods and Arabs

Can share the same stage, share their story

Where Stockhorse, Quarter horse, Shire

Can brighten our world with their glory

 

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A place where all horse worlds come together

From training methods, to clothing and tack

From the formal wear of Dressage

To the Stockman’s gear worn in Outback

A place where the Show jumper stands near the Cutter

As they watch the Reiners run

Though each one a Champion, they are equal

As they join in on the equine fun

From the highest level of training

To a 2 year old colts first ride

From Traditional to Natural methods

Each system demonstrated with pride

And in this Heaven for horses

Their should be entertainment to wow

From amazing feats of training

To Cowboy fun chasing a cow

To good to be true, you are saying

How could one event cover all this?

Encapsulating the spirit of horse

In four days of Equine bliss

But it’s been done before and it’s happening again

In Melbourne, near Flemington’s track

Where the glory of Equitana

For the sixth year is coming back

In the reconditioned showground complex

Expanded and shiny and new

A welcoming place for the Equine World

And the horse lover that lives inside you

So pack in your camera and notebook

Get ready to experience and learn

As the horses put on a dazzling show

Watch them sparkle, watch pure talent burn

Competition, Entertainment, Education

Exhibitors from all round the world

Playing tribute to the Gods we call Horses

As Equitana Explodes and Unfurls

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Written by Guy McLean for EQUITANA Asia Pacific 2008

Copyright Guy McLean May 2008

 


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