Smiles all round

There are smiles all round at rehearsals for the 2014 Mortlake Muster. If the audience has half as much fun as this lot, it will be a fantastic night!

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Photos courtesy of Paul & Mirren Munn


The Mortlake Muster 2014

Mortlake Muster 2012 - Photo courtesy of Paul Munn

Planning for the 2014 Mortlake Muster is well underway. The theme for the 2014 event is A Drover’s Life.

In the tradition of “The Drover’s Dream” we present an evening of traditional Australian poetry, songs and stories performed by a magical combination of horses, riders, actors and musicians.

Join us on the Equestrian Field at Tea Tree Lake, Mortlake on Australia Day Weekend, Saturday, 25th and Sunday, 26th January 2014. Gates open at 8:00pm with live music until the show start at 9:00pm or when dark.

Limited raised seating is available or bring a blanket or chair for the grassed area.

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Photo courtesy of Paul & Mirren Munn

Mortlake musters up a crowd


Talented Mortlake locals, of the two and four legged variety, have again put on a fantastic evening of entertainment.

More than 1200 people (turned out) to see a spectacular two-hour night-time muster of local equestrian talent, singers, actors and dancers called The Drover’s Return on Australia Day evening.

Read more in The Standard

Photos courtesy of Paul & Mirren Munn

Triumph for Muster

Muster-Man-and-Woman-01The 2012 Mortlake Muster was a huge hit with locals and visitors alike.

THE rumble of hooves, cracking of whips and music from a bygone age echoed around Mortlake on Australia Day.
With the district’s finest talents on display, the 2012 Mortlake Muster rose above all expectations and proved that the town can continue to deliver spectacular live events.
Over 1200 ticket-holders turned out for the new-look event, which brought together the best horseback riders, actors and musicians for an extravaganza that celebrated Australian heritage.

Read more in the Mortlake Dispatch

Photo courtesy of Paul & Mirren Munn

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