Mortlake Muster 2012 – The Drover’s Return

South West Victoria’s own arena spectacular is set for a dramatic return in 2012, with dazzling horsemanship accompanied by Australia’s most loved yarns, poetry and songs.

Muster Lineup

In the spirit of shows like The Man From Snowy River and Heroes of the Light Horse, the 2012 Mortlake Muster extravaganza will feature an original script, The Drover’s Return”, which will be staged at the equestrian ground at Mortlake’s beautiful Tea Tree lake on Australia Day, January 26th.

The focal point of the show is centred around a campfire as three drovers retell popular stories from Australia’s favourite poems and songs.

The Western District’s best riders will enact these stories, which feature in poems by writers like Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson, Breaker Morant and Adam Lindsay Gordon, and from folk songs such as Waltzing Matilda, Brumby Jack and Who’s Riding Old Harlequin Now.

The magical combination of horses, riders, actors and wonderful sets will continue the great tradition of quality events in Mortlake.

All profits will be equally divided between our local CFA, SES and Mortlake Muster Inc. The portion that goes to the Mortlake Muster ensures that we continue to create events that raise funding for the community.

Mortlake’s Tim Howarth, who has put together displays of horsemanship that will amaze, said the various horseback pieces were shaping up well after months of rehearsal.

The show will include riding alongside poems The Man From Snowy River and The Geebung Polo Club, as well as a drill ride and harness vehicles.

Image courtesty of Show Pony Photography