A week of brumby safaris, Indigenous learning, and outback adventures is coming to the Northern Territory, Australia in August 2017.
Registrations have opened online for Brumby Week, an event bringing international and local adventurers with a love of horses and wide open spaces to the middle of the Red Centre in the Northern Territory.
Packed into 5 days of action, Brumby Week is an international wild horse convention hosted at Kings Creek Station, 3 hours north of Uluru, 4 hours south of Alice Springs.
Hosted from the 28th of August 2017 to the 1st of September 2017, Brumby Week is a unique opportunity to observe, learn about, and contribute to the future of the wild horses of Central Australia.
World-renowned horse researcher, Emeritus Professor Chris Pollitt, said: “The inaugural Brumby Week will be a highlight event of the year in Central Australia. Think: wild horses, international experts, and the magic of the Australian outback as your backdrop.”
The event will feature brumby watching safaris through the outback with renowned Australian brumby researcher Dr Brian Hampson and Wildlife Biology student Anna Uhrig, educational lectures from experts, and the film premiere of The Desert Brumby II.
International speakers on feral and wild horses, and environmental management include: Dr Kristin Brabender and Dr Waltraut Zimmermann, specialists on the world’s oldest horses, the Przewalski’s horse; Dr Steve Petersen, American Mustang researcher from Utah, USA; and local Brumby specialists, Dr Dave Berman and Prof Chris Pollitt.
Participants will have the opportunity to participate in an Indigenous immersion, hosted by Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience, and learn about bush tucker and medicine, traditional weapons, dot painting, and language storytelling in the George Gill Ranges.
Guided hikes will take you to the Watarrka National Park to see the magnificent Kings Canyon and learn about the native flora and fauna.
The event is expected to attract everyone from horse lovers to adventurers, road-trippers to international guests, and academics; photographers will be in paradise.
Participants will also be able to turn Brumby Week into an extended adventure, with Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park, the West MacDonnell National Park, and Finke Gorge National Park an easy trip just down the road.