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the Aus­tralian Out­back Spec­tac­u­lar team and takes on a mem­o­rable role as the lone bu­gler in their new­est show ‘Salute to the Light Horse’ launched in re­cent weeks. Born in Mel­bourne, Jack’s fam­ily set­tled in Day­boro when he was young and that is where Jack tells us he “started get­ting into horses”. It was when Jack With a mother and sis­ter who were com­pet­i­tive on horses dur­ing that same pe­riod of time, Jack was bound to fol­low in their foot­steps. Fast for­ward to Fe­bru­ary 2014 when Jack’s Aus­tralian Out­back Spec­tac­u­lar slowly, he was given the op­por­tu­nity to buddy with a rider and then take part in the ac­tual show. meet­ing be­fore launch­ing into two hours of re­hearsals. A din­ner break fol­lows daily rou­tine, Jack says they wash the horses af­ter ev­ery show and re­turn them to their pad­docks for a late feed. “It’s an ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic job,” Jack en­thuses. “I would never have ex­pected to en­joy it as much as I am.” While horses and an­i­mals are a big com­po­nent of Jack’s life, so too has been mu­sic, es­pe­cially in his high school years. Jack went on to study a trum­pet ma­jor at the Con­ser­va­to­rium of Mu­sic and even pro­vided trum­pet lessons on the side. With his love of horses and brass, Jack was a sure bet in his new role as bu­gler in Salute to the Light Horse. au­di­ences,” Jack ex­plains. “For this show, we’ve added a trib­ute to the Light Horse and a bit of a his­tory les­son on World War I.” show, they’ve added a num­ber of ‘har­ness horses’ – horses har­nessed to pull a wagon. While his role will change from night to night (some nights he’ll be in charge of the dogs, other nights he’ll be a trick rider and other nights he might run props and work back­stage), Jack will take on the role of bu­gler each and ev­ery per­for­mance. When asked to de­scribe Salute to the Light Horse, Jack de­scribed it as “spec­tac­u­lar”. “It’s a fan­tas­tic, fun fam­ily show – there are quad bikes, horses, dogs, camels and even a his­tory les­son around World War I and the role of the Light Horse in his­tory. And you even get a three-course din­ner with it!” While Jack en­joys his work on the Gold Coast with Aus­tralian Out­back Spec­tac­u­lar, he is also busy study­ing a Bach­e­lor of Ex­er­cise and Nu­tri­tion Sci­ence at the Univer­sity of Queens­land while com­plet­ing his diploma of re­me­dial mas­sage. His dream is to com­bine his stud­ies to be­come a phys­io­ther­a­pist and maybe even a horse physio one day. It seems horses and

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