I really want to say a massive thank you to the over 600 people who came out to our show last Wednesday in Nambour!
The support we are getting here in Australia is simply overwhelming.
A few years ago I was living out of an empty unlined shipping container with no power, water, bathroom or kitchen. The door couldnt close from the inside and we had horse gear on one side of our mattress and feed on the other. NEVER would I have imagined then where we have come to now!
There will be many sacrifices involved when you step out to chase your dreams. Financial, physical and emotional.
Can I encourage you that while you might not be where you want to be YET- choose to have a grateful attitude and to keep putting one foot in front of another. Be relentless at getting back up again after failure and through trials and you WILL make it.
It can get very hard for us traveling & performing so much. There are so many things that can go wrong from sound issues, weather problems, lighting & bad surfaces to a rider and horse not having a good day.
Last Wednesday Goldrush and I took a few rails and had a few stops coming out of very slippery corners towards the end of our show. I knew he wasnt quite right- he was a bit stiff behind, was struggling with the wet dirt piling up under his feet & needed new shoes. I cut the jumping early and put the last jump right down for him & finished on a good note.
I used this situation to speak about how important it is as a trainer to deal with failure & embarrassment and to NEVER get angry & loose it with your horse. For those who say elephants have the best memories .....you haven't met a horse!! They don't forget.
The respect and support I had for my decision was incredible- Thankyou.
Can I encourage you that the next time you have trouble at an event OR at home to remember that life often doesn't go as planned and tomorrow is always another day.
This beautiful horse of mine doesn't owe me ANYTHING and I am constantly reminded how blessed I am to have him.
Goldrush now has a brand new pair of shoes- has been to the Chiropractor and we are ready for tomorrow night!
GATTON INDOOR- 7PM START- FREE ENTRY NEXT WEDNESDAY- CABOOLTURE!
Anne CorryLovely to meet you at Tallebudgera my daughter just loved the lesson and wanted to come back in June. Love your message you give to not only the kids but for every adult.
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Kara IrvineSuch an inspiration for me and my wonderful kids x
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Alana RelouwAn absolutely awesome evening, truelly inspirational. And how you dealt with Gold Rush refusing really showed that these things do happen to everyone and to deal with it calmly and quietly. You are amazing!!
Petah JensenThank you so much Alycia.. To say I had goosebumps the whole entire show is an understatement. You're such an inspiration and have changed my life for the better. I just now need to take that first step onto the path where I wanna be heading. I'm now understanding my mare better to. thank you <3
Don't forget we are performing FREE at the Gatton Indoor Equestrian Center tomorrow night. Doors open at 6pm- the show starts at 7! If you have signed up on our website you DO NOT need a ticket. There will not be any food for sale at this particular venue
POSITION AVAILABLE Due to growth we are on the hunt for another extraordinary person to join our team as a "Camp Leader". You must have a love for youth, a kind and compassionate heart but be 'tough as nails' with your work ethic & be self motivated.
This is a live in position traveling Australia wide with a small knit group. You will be helping at performances, looking after 2 horses, helping with sales & emails, but primarily you will be there are another team leader for the young people who come stay.
18+ is a must. You will be starting from Brisbane Australia and the position is available for 6months- 2 years.
You MUST have a VERY good understanding of youth and you must be able to start within 21 days.
Kay PodloskiThat is great art work. Jacksonville Beach, FL will be having a sand castle contest this Saturday. I hopefully will be at the Butterfly release Festival with my grandson and so will miss seeing it but have in the past. It will be in the paper probably the next day.
Want to stay with Alycia Burton and her Free Riding team on tour in Australia? Now you can! Light Up Your Life weekend and holiday Camps are held in many areas (See our website) and we also offer 'On Tour Stays' where you become one of the team for as long as you like. We will pick you up from the airport or nearest bus, train station. Email email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
Allegra & Yasmin riding Goldrush while 'On Tour' with the Free Riding Team.
Want to join us while we are touring Australia this year OR next? We have a program called "Light Up Your Life On Tour" where you become part of the Free Riding Team.
You will be involved with Shows, Careers nights, Lessons, Camps, Beach & forestry trips, looking after the horses and everything else that goes on behind the scenes.
We will pick you up from the nearest bus stop, train station or airport and can drop you off.
$150 per day which covers everything. If you stay for 7 days or longer you also get a small lesson & photoshoot on Goldrush. You also get a letter of recommendation for work... PLUS schools also count this as work experience so you wont be down as taking absent days.
This is perfect for ANY age and we encourage those with anxiety, low self worth, bullying etc to join us. This opportunity will leave you with a whole new outlook on life!
Spaces are limited.
For more information & tour dates email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 0456023751
Jaimie CarmodyI saw on a post it said there was free entry? Can someone clarify this for me? Thanks 😊
1 month ago
Tegan Newtonit was awesome!!! cannot wait for tomorrow night as well
1 month ago
Paula J ReevesThis was absolutely incredible!
Im so glad i brought my daughters to see you and Goldrush and hear your message. My daughters retrain Off the track Standardbreds and have done extremely well. My oldest daughter has copped alot of negativity and nastiness about riding a standy but shes kept going with him for 4 years and its amazing to see this lil fella winning champion sashes at ag shows and hes become a brilliant little sporting horse. The fun they have had together has been awesome and hearing you on wednesday night just inspired her even more to keep going with this lovely underestimated breed.
Thankyou Alycia 😊
Alycia Burton- Free Riding NZ updated their profile picture.
Performing at the Adelaide 3 Day Event 2016. Free Riding over a treble bar at 1.60high.
WANT TO SEE ALYCIA & GOLDRUSH LIVE FOR FREE OR STAY WITH THEM? The Free Riding Team are touring every state in Australia throughout 2017 & 2018. Check out the website freeridingnz.com to see dates near you ... See MoreSee Less
Who understands the never-ending pain of keeping a white horse clean!? ....
Goldrush ALWAYS tries to roll after being washed so we have to make sure someone is holding or watching him until he is dry. He was too quick for Amber at a recent show and we had to wash him again.....Lucky we had a spare hour up our sleeve lol. ... See MoreSee Less
Arron WoodfordThat's a gator ; Not a croc! C'mon ladies! What is up with the grammar today! Australia has crocodiles. The US has alligators. Two separate species 😉 (wink) But good on the horse for having great instincts!
Kayla LoganOrange Grove pc have magnificent facilities
Albany Equestrian centre might also be worth a look
Katelyn Williams has a lovely spot to stay close to cbd
Katlin Hull Stockil is in the southwest also has brilliant facilities
Deb WareHi Alycia. Kellerberrin Riding & Pony Club is hosting the State Pony Club Event Championships on 23rd/24th September. We would love for you to do a demonstration at this event. There is a floodlit oval for evening demo. I saw you at Adelaide International Horse Trials. Love to have your team in the Wheatbelt?
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Free Riding NZ is giving away 5 FREE CAMP SPACES PER MONTH FOR ALL OF 2017-'18.... That's 60 spaces per year!
World Famous Performer, trainer and motivational speaker Alycia Burton & her team are touring every state of Australia for 2017 & 2018. Every week they are in a new town giving a FREE SHOW on her horse Goldrush, lessons & camps.
QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA, WA.
Alycia's heart & passion is Youth.
"We have so many incredible reports of youth being impacted from our shows & camps in 2016. Too many of our youth are struggling from depression, self worth, anxiety and who are being bullied. We also cover how to be successful in life & what career path to choose.
Our events are not just about riding, they revolve around helping & inspiring youth to better their future & to help heal their past.
Money was always really hard growing up, which is why I am dedicated to giving away as many FREE performances & camp spaces as I can. I know that if there had of been someone I looked up to who could have helped me it would have saved me years of hurt & damage going down the wrong path in life. I have been given a second chance in life and I am dedicated to help our next generation."
We have fallen in LOVE with Jindabyne & the Snowy Mountains in NSW. This part of the country really reminds us of New Zealand... SO much so that we actually took time off to go exploring over the past few days!
Thankyou to everyone who came to our FREE Performance last Wednesday at JE RESORT.
We have made some fabulous new friends and we will be back again!
We had a mixture of Sunshine AND snow this week which we were NOT expecting (The snow part). Lucky we were able to take Goldrush for a few days of exploring around the lake before the snow set in!
Want to join us on our travels? NOW YOU CAN! You can fly, bus or train to join us from ANYWHERE in the world and we will pick you up. You live with us and become one of the Free Riding Team. You will learn about training horses, business & relationships. This also counts as work experience for school. You can stay from 1 day to 1 month+. ALL ages welcome.
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Alison WinsleyHi Amber wow it looks a magic place..🐞 what wonderful experience for you. We are camping in paradise too..inland from Oamaru beside a waterway with lots of bird life on it & lots of swans & fish. Stay safe love pop & Ally xx
Performer, trainer and motivational speaker Alycia Burton is coming to CABOOLTURE with her famous horse Classic Goldrush.
There are 2 events in this location
Wednesday 31st May- 7pm-9pm "Training Show/Performance" Join Alycia Burton and her famous horse Goldrush for an inspirational training show. Alycia mixes performing, training and invaluable life skills for youth into an inspirational night for the whole family.
Thursday 1st June 7pm-9pm
A Successful Life Presented by Alycia Burton Join us as Alycia shares her own story on following her dreams, leaving school, how to get your dream job, the reality of being self-employed and the lessons she wished someone could have told her. Suitable for the whole family regardless of what your passion & dreams are. Thursday night is NOT with Goldrush.
FOOD & DRINKS AVAILABLE PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR Up to 60% off Free Rider Clothing, DVDs & Tack. Eftpos Available
Please share on Facebook & with your local clubs & schools.
FREE TICKETS when you sign up online (Tickets are normally $25-$35pp)
SO nice being able to ride this guy out around 100acres at the beautiful Jindera Park NSW. We are loading up now to drive to Jindabyne Resort NSW where we have lessons this evening... a FREE SHOW tomorrow night starting at 7pm (You dont need tickets just come along) followed by more lessons Thursday.
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