Normally we reserve our event blogs for an annual event happening over a particular weekend or series of days. This time we decided to mix things up a little and shine a light on a show being performed from April right through to the end of October. That means you still have a month to get out to Longreach, Queensland and see what we’re raving on about.
An Aussie Experience
The Outback Stockman’s Show is performed by Lachie Cossor at the amazing Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame in Longreach. The show is set on a fictional bush property complete with windmill, dam, tin shed and thunder box. The show portrays a typical day of a real life stockman or woman who live and work on the land and plays tribute to the unique skills they possess.
The animal whisperer
Lachie is a magician when it comes to animals. His show includes sheep, working dogs, horses, a one tonne bull named ‘Jigsaw’ and the odd cheeky pig. Trust plays a big part in this show. Both Lachie’s trust in the animal and their trust in him. It truly is a testament to the gentle way he treats them and the outstanding knowledge he has in animal wrangling.
Throughout his show Lachie performs many tricks for the audience including singing and playing guitar on top of Jigsaw or his horse, standing on the animal’s back while he cracks a whip, cleans his horse’s hooves while the horse patiently lies down on their back, or while it is lying down, he will sit on the horse and sing one of his songs. All of which will have no effect on the horse or their nerves. They are so well versed in the performance and know that Lachie will do nothing to harm or scare them.
Lachie talks about how he breaks in a horse, what a horse is required to do during a normal working day and the importance of a working dog on a property. He has his gorgeous dogs round up the sheep and then afterward join the audience members for a cuddle.
he’s got talent
Lachie is a third generation horse breaker and stockman. Hailing from Yackandandah, Victoria he has won open campdrafts, has a state Saddle Bronc title and has won both the King of the Ranges and Snowy Stockman’s Challenges. He has performed at Royal Shows, the International Rodeo at Rod Laver Arena and competed on Australia’s Got Talent.
If you are in Longreach before 25th October or are thinking of visiting, make sure you make this show a priority. You won’t be disappointed. It is a hit for both adults and kids.
The show runs Tuesdays through to Sundays at 11am.
Show only ticket prices:
Children Under 5: Free
Family (2 adults and 2 children): $70.00