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For everyone who loves a horse book, horse movies and most importantly horses, Equitainment is your equine dream come true. Enter here to find all the latest releases in Equestrian books, horse novels and dvd releases with something to suit the youngest amongst us, right through to who have gathered many years of wisdom.

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Bonanza:  Complete Season 5 - TV Series

Bonanza: Complete Season 5 - TV Series

All four Cartwrights are back for a fifth great season with unforgettable stories, new found relatives and many wrongs to right!

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The Littlest Hobo: The Complete 2nd Season - DVD

The Littlest Hobo: The Complete 2nd Season - DVD

The Littlest Hobo captured the imagination of a generation with its involving stories about a dog who travelled across Canada to help all manner of people with their problems.

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Flicka / Flicka 2: Friends Forever / Flicka 3: Best Friends / My Friend Flicka / Thunderhead: Son of Flicka

Flicka / Flicka 2: Friends Forever / Flicka 3: Best Friends / My Friend Flicka / Thunderhead: Son of Flicka

Various

The entire collection of Flicka movies except for The Green Grass of Wyoming.

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Wild Horse, Wild Ride - Horse Documentary - Region 4 (Aust & NZ) DVD

Wild Horse, Wild Ride - Horse Documentary - Region 4 (Aust & NZ) DVD

Alex Dawson, Greg Gricus

Each year, through the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge, 100 people across the country attempt to tame a wild mustang in 100 days.

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26 Sep 2014

PRODUCTS BACK IN STOCK - 26th September

We are slowly working on replenishing the "Out of Stock" products. Check out our list of back in stock products recently added to the website.

6 Mar 2013

POWER OUTAGE 7TH MARCH 2013

The power will be turned off in my street on Thursday 7th March between 8 am and 4.30 pm. That means I won't be able to read emails or answer the phone between these hours. Hopefully this will be the last time and all will be well from then on.

6 Mar 2013

NEW LONE RANGER MOVIE UPDATE

The extended trailer for the new Lone Ranger movie is now out and about on the web, with a US release date set for July. This movie looks fantastic, but I was really concerned that the two horses who were so much a part of the original series, were not go

4 Feb 2013

2013 Budweiser Clydesdale Commercial

The 2013 American Superbowl has been run and won, and with it comes all the fabulous new commercials. Here is the latest Budweiser Clydesdale one. Yep ... got a little tear in my eye, as always.

17 Dec 2012

POWER OUTAGE TUES 18TH DECEMBER

I've just been notified that the electricity will be turned off tomorrow, the 18th December, between 8.30 am and 4.30 as we are getting new telegraph poles in the street.

18 Jul 2012

FRENCH & SAUNDERS SKETCH

I know this sketch continually does the rounds on the internet but for those who haven't seen it, I thought I'd add the link here.

18 Jul 2012

NEW DOCUMENTARY IN PRODUCTION

Here is a new doco that is currently in production based on international showjumper ROYAL KALIBER and the dramas surrounding the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. You might remember some of the controversy surrounding the 2004 Games, when several horses that were in strong medal contension broke down on an inadequate surface.

30 Jun 2012

ANOTHER BUDWEISER COMMERCIAL

Here is a funny Budweiser commercial that I hadn't noticed before. How awesome are these ads! I could watch them all day they are all so good.

13 Jun 2012

NEW MOVIE IN PRODUCTION

Here is a new movie that is currently being filmed. It's already won a heap of awards for the screenplay and more will probably follow when it's released. It's a bit too weird for me ... give me a cute pony story any day!

11 Jun 2012

A REAL COWBOY HAS NO FEAR!

Too cute not to share :-)

11 May 2012

NEW MOVIE BASED ON JAPPELOUP

Filming has just wrapped up in France for the new movie based on the life of Olympic gold medal showjumper, Jappeloup de Luze and his rider Pierre Durand.

28 Apr 2012

STEPHEN FRY HORSY QI EPISODE

Whilst recently poking around on You Tube I came across an entire episode of Stephen Fry's very popular TV show QI, that was all about horses. I always find this show a lot of fun and usually learn heaps. It's well worth having a look at.

20 Mar 2012

EDWINA ALEXANDER INTERVIEW

Here is a terrific interview Edwina Alexander did with Channel 9 as an Olympic promo a little while ago. It's great to hear that her early equestrian ambitions were every bit as humble as the rest us ... a chestnut pony, pierced ears and a blue riding coat.

15 Mar 2012

SEASON 2 OF TV DRAMA "LUCK" CANCELLED

I'm so disappointed to hear Season 2 has been cancelled. I'm totally addicted to all the HBO tv productions and am really looking forward to watching Season One on Showcase this weekend.

30 Jan 2012

BUCK BRANNAMAN DOCUMENTARY

A brilliant documentary soon to hit Australian cinemas is the multi-award winning BUCK BRANNAMAN documentary.

30 Jan 2012

NEW SPEED GENE IN THOROUGHBREDS

Most people are familar with the history of the modern Thoroughbred race horse, all of which can be traced back to the three founding sires, the Godolphin Arabian, The Byerly Turk and the Darley Arabian.

16 Jan 2012

LONE RANGER MOVIE NOW BACK ON TARGET

Earlier in the year there were reports that the new Lone Ranger film starring Johnny Depp had been shelved due to rising costs. Apparently the additional funding has now been found, and the movie is back on track.

15 Jan 2012

HORSE HIGH JUMP EVENTS

After reading the brilliant new release Australian novel, Foal's Bread by Gillian Mears, I decided to look up the record for the old high jump events and this is what I came up with.

15 Jan 2012

I'VE JUST WATCHED WAR HORSE

I have received heaps of phone calls and emails from people asking me if I had seen War Horse yet and what I thought of it. Just like all we horse fans, I was really concerned at how much I was going to cry and how graphic the war scenes would be. Now after finally seeing it, I can happily report all is well. Go and see it, and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

8 Dec 2011

I'M FINALLY BACK WITH INTERNET

I'm sending out the biggest apology in the world for everyone who has been trying to contact me and couldn't get through. I've just moved and have been in the biggest mess in trying to get the phones and internet re-connected at the new place.

24 Oct 2011

THE GREENING OF WHITNEY BROWN

The official trailer for this new family movie has now been released and I have to say, it looks great!

23 Sep 2011

THE CUP CINEMA RELEASE

It's been a long wait for this movie to make it to the big screen, but finally it's here.

6 Sep 2011

OAKIES OUTBACK ADVENTURE

There is a terrific new Australian animated movie coming soon to DVD. What a fantastic way to learn about Australia's outback heritage ... I can't wait to see it myself.

31 Aug 2011

HEARTLAND SEASON 4 ON THE TV

I just heard from ABC TV programming and they don't yet have Heartland Season 4 listed as forthcoming. DARN!

25 Aug 2011

CHRISTMAS CATALOGUES

I have started working on my Christmas catalogue which will be posted out during October. Make sure your details are up to date so I send it to the right address, and dont forget to remind your friends too!

18 Aug 2011

NEW JAPPELOUP MOVIE

A new movie is in pre-production based on the famous black showjumper, Jappeloup who won gold at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

16 Aug 2011

LONE RANGER MOVIE SHELVED

The Disney studios have reportedly pulled the plug on the new Lone Ranger film due to rising costs.

15 Aug 2011

HEARTLAND SEASON 3 PART 2

I finally have a release date for the next installment of the Heartland series which is the 3rd of November 2011.

11 Aug 2011

WAR HORSE MOVIE TRAILER

The first official trailer for the upcoming WAR HORSE movie has now been released.

8 Jul 2011

HEARTLAND SEASON 3 PART 1 NOW IN STOCK

All the people who had this DVD on pre-order should have received their copies by now. If you didn't have a copy on pre-order, they are now in stock and ready to ship. It's absolutely terrific, so make sure you don't miss out.



3 Jun 2011

VALE BILL ROYCROFT

One of the kings of Australian sport, champion equestrian Bill Roycroft has passed away aged 96.

1 Jun 2011

VALE JON BLAKE

The brilliant Australian actor Jon Blake has passed away 25 years after the tragic car accident that left him brain damaged and quadraplegic, on his way home from the final day of shooting THE LIGHTHORSEMEN in 1986.

9 May 2011

HEARTLAND SEASON 3 PART ONE

Finally ... a release date for Heartland Season 3. Part One will be available from the 7th July 2011 and hopefully Part Two won't be too long after that.

28 Mar 2011

SECRETARIAT RELEASE DATE

After all this time, I've finally tracked down the release date for the new Secretariat movie as the 3rd August 2011.

10 Feb 2011

THE MOB

Here is another oldie but goodie, for your enjoyment.

10 Feb 2011

EVENTING SUPERSTAR

Here is one more of my favourites. Both this horse and rider are total legends, but how honest is that horse! "I'll just wait patiently while the boss lady works out what she's doing".

10 Feb 2011

MISTY NOW AVAILABLE IN USA FORMAT

I'm sorry to say that one of our favourite movies "Misty" has been discontinued in Australia. I've had it on back-order for months and months, however the distributor has finally let me know it is no longer available.

19 Jan 2011

Vale: Dick King-Smith

Ronald Gordon King-Smith OBE known as Dick King-Smith passed away at the age of 88 on the 4 January 2011.

17 Jan 2011

HEARTLAND SEASON 2 PART 2

I finally have a release date of early March for Season 2 Part 2.

7 Dec 2010

Sydney Jumping Championships

Despite the big wet that NSW and much of the east coast are currently suffering, the Sydney Jumping Championships went ahead on December 5th and 6th, and were a great success.

11 Oct 2010

HEARTLAND SEASON 2

Finally Season 2 is down for release in Australia. AT LAST!!!!!


8 Sep 2010

WILLIAM AT HIS FIRST SHOW

Lots of people have been asking me how my own youngster "William" has been going. Well, I'm happy to report he has now been officially christened as "Wordsworth" and has been out to his first show.

8 Sep 2010

HEARTLAND TV MOVIE IN PRODUCTION

There is lots of great news for all the fans of the Heartland TV series.

26 Aug 2010

NEW KOREAN HORSE MOVIES

Here is a stunning new movie release that I found while avoiding work by browsing the internet (I tell myself it's ok because it's work related ... hehehe).


26 Aug 2010

MORE MOVIE NEWS

Here are some more snippets of information on forthcoming horse movie releases including "The Lone Ranger" starring Johnny Depp (woo who) and "War Horse" directed by Steven Speilburg.

24 Aug 2010

FATHER'S DAY

Father's Day is just around the corner so dont be like me and leave it to the last minute and panic.

9 Aug 2010

NEW JILLY COOPER BOOK - JUMP

At long, long last the dreaded Rupert Campbell-Black is back in a new horsy saga! JUMP is set in the world of steeplechase racing where our heroine falls into the tangled web of the twisted racing world.

24 Jul 2010

APOLOGIES FOR BEING ABSENT

I would like to apologise to everyone for being so hard to track down over the last couple of weeks.

24 Jul 2010

WILDFIRE - THE ARABIAN HEART

Here is another new movie soon to be released on DVD in America.

24 Jul 2010

HORSE CRAZY TOO

This is another movie I have managed to track down, but again there is not a lot of information forthcoming.

24 Jul 2010

SECRETARIAT MOVIE UPDATE

I've been trying to track down the release date for Australia for the new Secretariat movie, but I admit I'm a little confused.

6 Jul 2010

RED DEAD REDEMPTION - NEW GAME RELEASE

How totally brilliant is this game? To quote my dearly departed grandfather ... WHACKO THE DIDDLIO! As long-suffering adult (or teenage) horse loving gamers, we have been starved for quality product for so long, but wait no more ... Red Dead Redemption is here and it's a ripper!

4 Jul 2010

'THE CUP' - MOVIE UPDATE

After seven years of work by iconic Australian director Simon Wincer and author Eric O'Keefe, the new Australian movie "The Cup" has finally begun filming.

4 Jul 2010

HEARTLAND DVD UPDATE

I still don't have any great news to tell you all regarding the release of Season 2 of Heartland on DVD. There is still no explanation as to why it's been pulled from sale, however I do have the Australian distributor working on the problem.

4 Jul 2010

THE SECRET OF MOONACRE - MOVIE

I'm sure a lot of you have read and fallen in love with the delightful children's book "The Little White Horse" by Elizabeth Goudge. Well it has been made into a simply stunning movie that was never released here in Australia, either in the cinemas or on DVD.

10 May 2010

BUDWEISER CLYDESDALE COMMERCIALS

I was chatting with a group of spectators at a recent horse show, and was very surprised to learn there are so many people who aren't familiar with the famous Budweiser Clydesdales from the USA.

7 May 2010

FLICKA 2 MOVIE DVD RELEASE

There has been another Flicka movie made by 20th Century Fox, but this time you won't see it in the cinemas.

6 May 2010

HEARTLAND SEASON 3 ON ABC2

I'm just reminding everyone that Season 3 of Heartland is currently showing on Saturday nights at 6.30 pm on ABC2.

5 May 2010

HEARTLAND SEASON 2

I know a million people have been anxiously waiting for the next season of Heartland to come out on DVD, but at this stage it looks like there is only bad news.

5 May 2010

SECRETARIAT - NEW CINEMA RELEASE

A new movie on the life of one of America's most famous racehorses Secretariat, is due for release in cinemas in October 2010. (Australian cinema release date not yet confirmed.)

5 May 2010

WAR HORSE MOVIE NEWS UPDATE

Steven Speilberg has signed with Disney to direct his first cinema release since the last Indianna Jones movie, and it's going to be WAR HORSE! With a legend like that directing, the film is sure to receive massive budgeting and attract an all-star cast!

28 Apr 2010

THE GREENING OF WHITNEY BROWN

Here's a new family horse movie currently in production in the USA that looks like it will be a beauty.

20 Apr 2010

EQUINE X HORSE EXPO

Last weekend I packed up my gear and took EQUITAINMENT on the road to attend the 'Equine X Horse Expo' held at the Canberra Showgrounds.

14 Apr 2010

GET WELL SOON, TERESA

The superstar of all the behind-the-scenes work here at EQUITAINMENT, is off to hospital for an operation today and I would like to wish her all the best for a very speedy recovery

31 Mar 2010

2010 GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2010 Grand National Showhorse Championships have been run and won for another year.

24 Mar 2010

NEW LONE RANGER MOVIE

There is a new movie to be made on the legendary Lone Ranger and his ever faithful side-kick Tonto, to be produced by the Disney studio's.

14 Mar 2010

PONY CLUB SECRETS NEW RELEASE

The latest book, Flame and the Rebel Riders, in the VERY popular series by Stacy Gregg has now been released and is in stock.


12 Mar 2010

CLOUD - Challenge of the Stallions - DVD

The Wild Stallion of the Rockey Mountains that has won the hearts of all the World

18 Feb 2010

JUST ARRIVED - NEW CANTERWOOD CREST BOOK

The next installment of the very popular Canterwood Crest book has just arrived - Rival Revenge

17 Feb 2010

USED BOOKS - Adding more titles

Pre-loved books added each week, always something different or ones that are the same but highly collectable and go as soon as they come in.

15 Feb 2010

VALE DICK FRANCIS

At the ripe old age of 89, the world's favourite racing mystery author Dick Francis, has passed away.

1 Feb 2010

NEW BOOKS

Over the last few months I am excited to say I have added many more books in Toddlers right up to Adults, from Fiction to Non-Fiction.

5 Jan 2010

INTRODUCING WILLIAM

For all those people who were so enjoying hearing about Chief's progress as a show jumper, you might like to follow my youngster Williams' progress instead.

5 Jan 2010

WAR HORSE - STAGE SHOW AND MOVIE

I've just discovered one of my favourite children's books, War Horse by Michael Morpurgo, has been made into a multi-million dollar stage show, currently showing in London.

1 Jan 2010

VALE CHIEF

I hope you all enjoyed the New Year break and the catalogues didn't arrive too late for you to be able to get your shopping done in time for Christmas. I do apologise for the lateness, however I had a bit of a drama in early November when my beautiful Chief died very unexpectedly and dramatically from a heart attack.

28 Oct 2009

JUST ARRIVED - HEARTLAND SERIES ONE DVD

The first DVD of the long-awaited Heartland TV series is now in. It's been divided into two parts, Season 1 part one and Season 1 part two. Part two should be in during November so you will still be able to get in time for christmas

21 Oct 2009

The Truth About Horses, Friends, & my Life as a Coward

"I think she's sweet," Lori said hugging Really good-bye. Maybe it was true that if you show horses you're the boss, they will obey you. Absently, I petted Really on the neck, and she whipped around and chomped my arm.

29 Aug 2009

DOG MOVIES

Most horse people own a dog or more than one dog and love them to bits just as much as their horses. There has been requests on dog movies over time, so.....

28 Aug 2009

Bold Blood - Adult Mystery

New adventure/mystery debut novel for New Zealand author Lindy Kelly set in the world of eventing. It took the publisher by surprise by completely running out on the first run, and its finally in.

1 Aug 2009

Non Fiction Books

Dont forget to check out the Non Fiction Children and Adult sections, lots on offer and also a NEW section called Technical and Training books.

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For poor, long-suffering boyfriends, husbands, fathers and sons who are not interested in horses, this product is recommended as being great entertainment for everyone.

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This is a book only has a short print run, or movie under limited release from the studio. Get it while you see it or miss out.

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Ooops ... There are quite a few mistakes in making this film. Have fun in seeing how many you can spot.

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