Class Stunts Headline At Horse Of The Year Show
year's Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) which returns to the NEC Arena
Birmingham from Wednesday 17th to Sunday 21st September promises
to be one of the most dramatic ever as organisers Grandstand Media
Limited today announced details of the headline display for the
2003 show. Long established as the pre-eminent event for unique
displays and family entertainment, Horse of the Year Show's tradition
of innovative ideas will continue this year with a bespoke headline
display featuring amazing trick riding and unique stunts.
headline display, which is billed as a 'HOYS Epic' is the moving
story of Equitis Virtus (The Brave Horseman), sponsored by Zinc
Management. Set in the days of the Roman Empire, this action-packed
feature presentation tells the story of a peasant farmer who is
enslaved and trained to be a gladiator. Amazing stunt riding enters
a new era in this specially choreographed display, performed in
full Roman costume and boasting some of the country's leading professional
stuntmen from both film and television who have been brought together
for this unique performance.
display will appear during every Evening performance as well as
Daytime performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Gill, Director of Grandstand Media Limited commented, "This
year's visitors will be treated to some of the best equestrian stunts
ever seen in this country. It has been a mammoth undertaking to
produce an exceptional piece of equestrian theatre but we always
aim to put on entertainment that is exciting and different which
is the reason why we have gone to extraordinary lengths to tailor
this unique presentation."
extensive cast stars Ian Van Temperley, whose stunt credits have
included Jason and the Argonauts, Sleepy Hollow and Gladiator. "We
are thrilled to be invited to Horse of the Year Show," said
Ian, who is also the driving force behind the renowned Horsemen
of the Apocalypse stunt display team. "We have performed at
major shows throughout the country, but we now have the unique opportunity
to work with the HOYS organisers to produce an exceptional piece
of equestrian theatre. The story will involve several scenes featuring
amazing trick riding and we have been rehearsing for several months
perfecting some extraordinary stunts which have never been seen
thrilling story climaxes in Rome's Coliseum where the audience will
witness a fitting finale to this epic story.
addition to the headline act, two other unique displays, to be announced
shortly will also be in the programme. Visitors to this year's Horse
of the Year Show, sponsored by Equestrian Surfaces, will also experience
the magic of Britain's top indoor equestrian event which, apart
from the stunning entertainment, features the very best in top class
competition in show jumping and showing, high speed scurry driving,
pony club mounted games and an extensive shopping pavilion which
this year sees a record number of tradestands and much more besides.
start at only £17.50 with attractive discounts for children
under 15 and senior citizens and for groups of 12 or more. A new
Weekday Special ticket has been introduced which covers day and
evening performances on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th September
as well as the Friday daytime performance.
tickets call the dedicated Horse of the Year Show booking line:
08700 10 10 52 or to make a group booking call: 020 8900 9282. Alternatively
book online at www.hoys.co.uk
where visitors can also find out all the latest news and information
on Britain's greatest indoor equestrian event.