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It’s Party Time at the Liverpool International Horse Show

Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 by Heather Dodd

Well-known for its party atmosphere the Liverpool International Horse Show is the place to be for fun and entertainment as well as world class showjumping and dressage.

Held at the Echo Arena from December 29 to 31, this year’s live music will come from Rick Parfitt Jnr (son of Status Quo’s legendary singer & guitarist Rick Parfitt) and the RPJ ban.

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!

Here we find out more…

Tell us about your experience of New Year’s Eve growing up as the son of Status Quo legend, Rick Parfitt.

It was a roller coaster! That’s simply the best way to describe it.

Your band has toured with some of the biggest names in music, what was that like?

We have been hugely honoured to have played all over the world with some huge names but, I would say the highlight for me would be having the band back my musical hero Robert Plant.

How do you combine your music career with your racing career?

It’s tough! Basically, I’m hardly ever at home! I call it the ‘tour that never ends’ but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Do you have any surprises planned for the audience at the Liverpool International Horse Show?

Maybe… but mostly we are looking to pack as many huge tunes into our slots that will get everyone singing along and having fun.

What is your go to song to get the crowd up on their feet?

You’ll have to wait and see!

How would you usually spend New Year’s Eve?

On a stage somewhere.

You have overcome illness to still achieve your dreams, what advice would you give to others in a similar position?

Try and be as positive as you can. Surround yourself with good friends who are with you through the good and the bad and set yourself little goals each day and before you know it those little goals will turn into big wins.

What should audiences expect from your show at Liverpool International Horse Show?

A huge sing-a-long stadium rock show, condensed into fifteen-minute slots.

Will this be the first visit to an equestrian show?

Yes, it will be hugely different from the horsepower that I’m used to.

What song should we look forward to, to see the New Year in?

You’ll just have to wait and see, but rest assured it will be big and bring everyone together to herald in 2018 in a fantastic way.

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 and to book tickets visit

To reserve VIP Hospitality tickets on the purpose-built stage at the head of the arena please contact Hospitality Manager, Melanie Simm on 01829 307676.

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