Taking part in the Ride The Rhythm street parade in Dunedin
yesterday are (from left) Katelyn Henderson (8), Sue Jones
and Charlotte Anderson (8), all of Mosgiel. Photo by Gerard
Horses hoofed it up George St yesterday in the Ride the
Rhythm street parade.
A mix of 20 horses, ranging from Clydesdales to Welsh
mountain ponies, paraded from the School of Dentistry to the
Also taking part was a pack of hare-hungry harrier hounds,
enjoying the off-season before the first hunt in March.
Behind the horses and hounds, steadfast shovellers bucketed
the manure from the closed streets.
Ride the Rhythm spokeswoman Gillian Thomas said she expected
last-minute ticket sales - especially from people in Dunedin
for the New Zealand Masters Games - would see a crowd of more
than 3500 people at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday.
The crowd would also be bolstered by people in Dunedin for
the Equestrian Sports New Zealand Otago jumping and hunters
championships at the Taieri Agricultural Park near Mosgiel
from tomorrow until Sunday.
The riders in the parade yesterday included former Olympians
Sally Clark and Maurice Beatson. Mr Beatson would be one of
the riders competing in the $50,000 Super Grand Prix event at
Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday.
Abba tribute band Bjorn Again will perform at the stadium on
Saturday night after the equestrian events.