Due to unforeseen circumstances this workshop is postponed to later on this year. We will notify you all when we have new dates.

Des Burns
Working Equitation FNQ Horsemanship and Cattle Clinic
and Cattle Competition.

Saturday and Sunday the 9th & 10th  May 2020.
Des Burns Arena Kay Road Mareeba

Maximum of 16 Participants
Fence Sitters Welcome

$200.00 per horse WEFNQ Members
$230.00 per horse non-members  (includes $30 Event membership)
Fence Sitters $20.00

Limit of 2 horses per rider
First come basis

Waiting list will be taken, however if you are a participant and if for any reason whatsoever you are unable to come it is your responsibility to find a replacement
(We will assist where we can but no refunds will be given unless the clinic is cancelled.)

Cost includes
Saturday – Clinic and wet work
Sunday – 2 runs/horse in the competition

There may be a possibility to only do The Saturday Clinic if you don’t wish to do the competition but Saturday clinic participation is a must if you wish to compete, please call to discuss if you have any questions

Morning and afternoon tea will be provided for participants on Saturday.

Free Camping (Shower & Toilet, but no power)

Saturday each rider/horse will receive group sessions plus cattle runs

Sunday WEFNQ Cattle competition this is a team event similar to team penning, however individual times are also taken and individual places will be awarded for each division as well as overall team placings.

Deposit of $100.00 by 3rd of April to secure your position.
Full payment in full by 24th April

8am Start Saturday and 9am start Sunday

This is not a catered event so please bring own food and drinks.
Bring your own panels or electric fences.

For enquirers click the button or or phone Gail Bradshaw: 0429869023


A word from Des to you.

My name is Des Burns from an earl age I’ve been facinated by horses .while most kids would come home from kindergarten and watch cartoons or ride bikes my brother and I would take step ladders down the paddock scramble to up the side of grandad’s retired race horses and just sit there while they grazed no bridle no halter no saddle .in 2000 an opportunity came up to ride with a cutting horse trainer in USA .While i love training horses on cattle I found myself questioning the methods I was seeing, The horses I was riding hated their job ,they were operating out of fear and were Ridgid and lacked confidence.Im a huge believer in things happen for a reason and after this experience I needed to find better ways to communicate with horses to create a better working relationship.The next ten years I sort out people and methods that improved my communication with my horse.Since then I’ve gone onto compete against the best trainers in the country and win in some of the biggest shows in Australia all thanks to a better understanding of how to get the best from my horses .there is no shortcut to good horsemanship or being a great competitor just thousands and thousands of hours on a horses back .But learning good methods early in this journey saves frustration,time and not to mention saves wrecking alot of horses .I look forward to sharing knowledge and stories in the future. Regards Des