Making a Habit of Having Fun

A relaxed and community spirited crowd of around 3,000 people flocked to the Perth hills to take part in the Habits of Horses Open Day on Sunday 20 August. Visitors enjoyed the ‘serious’ and the not so serious artworks on display at Mundaring Arts Centre and the temporary horse sculptures at Mundaring Sculpture Park.

Locals and visitors from further afield gathered in the streets of Mundaring to enjoy the repertoire of blues, funk and RnB songs performed by the band Eden Fire. Upcoming singer, songwriter Jaylyn McCaffrey captivated the crowd with her clear and angelic voice and the Mundaring Folk and Blues Club entertained onlookers with their horse themed songs. Over on 'The Green' the young and young at heart flocked to take part in the Great Hobby Horse Jumping event, saddling competitions and bridle making.

Inside the Mundaring Hall the Madjital Moorna Choir, Fenton Wilde, Brodie and Jason provided the perfect backdrop to the craft demonstrations and community stalls, whilst all around Nichol and Jacoby Street people of all ages visited the live horse displays, feasted on the delights of the food vans, enjoyed the whip cracking and 10th Light Horse Regiment demonstrations, and took part in the free arts activities.

We could keep going on but pictures do really speak a thousand words, so take a look through the photos to get a feel for the day!