Dres­sage with a dif­fer­ence

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A spe­cial guest star will add a bit of in­ter­na­tional sparkle to this year’s Auck­land Dres­sage Cham­pi­onships.

Nearly 200 dres­sage com­peti­tors from all over Auck­land and the North Is­land will con­verge on the Cleve­don A&P Show­grounds this Auck­land An­niver­sary Week­end.

They’ll be con­test­ing 15 ti­tles across the three-day cham­pi­onship event.

But the high­light of the week­end will be the Grand Prix Mu­si­cal evening on Sun­day which will show­case some of New Zealand’s best dres­sage tal­ent and is al­ways a crowd favourite.

It will be ex­tra spe­cial this year with in­ter­na­tional guest star Harold the Horse in at­ten­dance.

He will show the au­di­ence, in his own hu­mor­ous style, some of the move­ments they can ex­pect to see at grand prix level.

Harold has per­formed all over the world in­clud- ing in Hol­land, Bel­gium, France and Aus­tralia.

Peo­ple want­ing to at­tend Sun­day evening’s event should be at the venue from about 4.30pm. Harold the Horse will be per­form­ing af­ter 5pm with the Grand Prix Mu­si­cal start­ing at 6pm.

The com­pe­ti­tion starts at 8am on Satur­day.

It runs all day that day and on the Sun­day.

It con­cludes in the early af­ter­noon on Auck­land An­niver­sary Day. En­try is free and there will be food avail­able on site, along with trade stands and plenty of park­ing.

The Auck­land Dres­sage Cham­pi­onships are or­gan­ised by the Auck­land Manukau Dres­sage Group.

Go to auck­land­c­ity har­bournews.co.nz and click on Lat­est Edi­tion to see Harold the Horse in ac­tion at last year’s Queens­land Fes­ti­val of Dres­sage.

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