reminder of the days of horse traffic, and its residue, was
evident on Dunedin's main street yesterday. Participants in
tomorrow night's Ride the Rhythm Extravaganza at Forsyth Barr
Stadium gathered in their finery to parade up George St.
Crowds of people emerged from stores to watch the unexpected
cavalcade of 15 horses.
Promotor Andrew Hansen, from Event Pro, said the event was
believed to be a world first, combining an equestrian
spectacle with the sounds of the Hollies in concert.
With one of the richest show-jumping prizes in Australia and
New Zealand, the $50,000 Super Grand Prix event had attracted
a star-studded line-up of national and international
equestrians, including three New Zealand Olympians and top
jumpers from Australia.
In the Wall Challenge, riders would try to break the New
Zealand show jumping height record of 2.13m, Mr Hansen said.
An additional $70,000 cash prize was on offer for any rider
The Equestrian Sports New Zealand Otago jumping and hunter
championships will be held at the Taieri Agricultural Park in
Mosgiel at the weekend.