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Only Four Days To Go!

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Thursday 27th November will mark the grand opening night of the first Belfast Indoor International Horse Show in association with Envirocare, which opens its doors at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast for a four-day run. It’s the show that critics thought could never happen in Belfast but it's here and it's all systems go for seven performances of show jumping thrills, spills and pure entertainment all under one roof.

Belfast Indoor International Horse Show will feature world famous displays that are guaranteed to entertain.

There will be seven performances over the four days, with matinee performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and evening performance each night. Each performance is made up of exciting show jumping and internationally acclaimed equestrian displays.

Friday (28th November) afternoon’s performance has been allocated to schools, with special rates of £7.50 per person. “We want to do everything we can to encourage children and young people to take an interest in show jumping and equestrian events generally,” said Mrs McKenna. “One performance dedicated to schools in and around Belfast seemed to be a good way of doing it.”

Irish riders invited to contest the £210,000 in prize money are previous European champions Peter Charles and Jessica Kurten, along with fellow competitors Cian O‘Connor, Billy Twomey, Harry Marshall, Conor Swail, Lynda Courtney Cadam and leading Irish Young Rider Ryan Crumley. Among the six other nations who have confirmed riders are Great Britain, Germany, France and Switzerland, contributing stars which include John and Robert Whitaker, Nick Skelton and world number one Markus Fuchs.

Classes include a Puissance competition, Six Bar, Newsletter Equestrian Life Knockout, Crumley Construction Accumulator, Wilson’s Auctions Speed Stakes and the closing Envirocare International Grand Prix. Even the serious show jumping side has some lighter moments. Martel Grand National winning rider Barry Gerrity, with previous winner Paul Carberry with of the moment Johnny Murtagh, will be among the jockeys pairing with show jumping stars for the Odyssey Jockey Chase Pairs Relay on Friday.

· Jean-Francois Pignon, who will use eight un-harnessed horses over the four days to demonstrate his unique bond with them and their trust in him
· The Devil’s Horsemen - the stunt team of Gerard, Daniel and Camilla Naprous’s amazing mixture of Latin dancing and daring stunt riding
· The Flying Frenchmen: French heartthrobs who claim to jump better than horses!
· The Irish Shetland Grand National Racing fit Shetland ponies are no more than 107cms high but will take their tiny riders at about 20 mph over 2ft 4ins brush fences - this is an event not to be missed.

Tickets are priced from £7.50 to £35 for adult ringside seats. Call Odyssey box office on 028 (048 from ROI) 9073 9074 or the Ticket Master 24-hour Hotline 0870 243 4455 (NI) or 0818 719 300 (ROI). Book online at and, or at all Ticket master Outlets.



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