Rural and regional women find lots of common ground at Dalby ASH long lunch

Helen Walker
By Helen Walker
Updated December 6 2021 - 8:03am, first published 8:00am

The Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network joined forces with the ladies of the Darling Downs Branch of the Australian Stock Horse Society ladies and hosted an inaugural long lunch at the Dalby Events Centre on Saturday.

About 170 women enjoyed a two course meal and fashion parade featuring garments from Spinifex and Co, and accessories from Chase and Hide.

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Guest speaker was Alexander Hindle of Hindle Horsemanship who told the audience that anything is possible and after hearing Alexander's story - it sure is her mantra.

Alexander grew up doing school of distance education in the Charleville district before moving onto boarding school and James Cook University to study veterinary science, then converting to graphic art and media studies.

On a trip to Paris with her parents Lindsay and Belinda Hindle to attend the World Charolais Conference she met and married a Mexican and moved to Mexico where she became a 'trophy wife'.

She tells her story from the heart as she spoke of a marriage breakdown in a country where women have no rights, and then her desire to reshape the cruel way the Mexicans train and educate their horses, and how her international horsemanship business was born.

Alexander has now returned to Australia and manages her Hindle Horsemanship at an equine complex at Highfields.

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Helen Walker

Helen Walker

Toowoomba-based Journalist

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