Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by Heather Dodd
THIS year’s Liverpool International Horse Show is set for a feast of top class action and a host of new and exciting entertainment.
Luminoso is a ‘never before seen in the UK’ act that is set to light up the Echo Arena each performance.
Think stunning horses, stunt riders and lots of fire!
Said Liverpool International President, Nina Barbour: “We are very excited to be bringing a brand new equestrian extravaganza to the UK.
“Luminoso features fire, pyrotechnics and some of the best horse trick riding in the world. Six highly skilled horses and riders will be wowing us with their acrobatic displays to a dramatic soundtrack and plenty of thrilling action!”
Also new for 2017 is live music from Rick Parfitt Jnr (son of Status Quo’s legendary singer & guitarist Rick Parfitt) and the RPJ band which is comprised of some of the finest session musicians in the country. They are famed for being the best party rock band in the UK, and will be performing every session with a very special party set to bring in the New Year!
The Friday evening will feature a top class Dressage to Music – Inter 1 Freestyle – competition with leading riders from the UK and Europe riding some of the most exciting up and coming horsey stars on the dressage circuit.
The crowd favourite…the Equitop Myoplast Puissance is the major class of the Saturday evening performance and features the one and only big red wall, in this high jump classic.
Can a Brit win this year? It’s been a class dominated by the Irish so far at Liverpool International with Peter Smyth taking the title in year one, and last year’s victory going to Chris Megahey.
Another Irish star Billy Twomey has been crowned the Liverpool International Grand Prix Champion for two year’s running and the International CSI 4* Show jumping will see 30 of the best British and foreign horse and rider combinations travelling from all over Europe to compete at the Echo Arena.
All eyes will be set on the Liverpool International Grand Prix worth a huge €100,000 on the Sunday evening, and the first part of a very special night of New Year’s Eve celebrations.
This year’s Liverpool International Horse Show will see a host of leading names in action from December 29 to 31, at The Echo Arena on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront.
For further information visit www.liverpoolhorseshow.com