The Spanish Riding School of Vienna trots into Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena next week and we have family tickets to be won, writes Graham Walker.
Five lucky readers will each gallop off with four tickets to see the opening night when history wil be made - the show’s first ever appearance in the North of England.
For family ticket competition entry details, terms and conditions, see below.
The magnificent Lipizzaner stallions and their regal riders, superstars of the classical dressage world. will perform in front of thousands of people at the Motorpoint from October 31 to November 2.
Their only other 2014 UK dates are Wembley Arena, November 14 to 16.
Team GB’s Olympic and Paralympic dressage gold medalists Carl Hester and Lee Pearson will also showcase their talents and bubbly TV presenter Nicki Chapman is host.
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The real stars of the show, the Lipizzaner stallions, very rarely perform outside their elegant, chandelier festooned home - an elaborate and finely decorated showcase annex of Vienna’s spectacular Hofburg Palace, which is also the official residence for the President of Austria.
They will be pirouetting, jumping on their hind quarters - the Courbette to give its proper term - and performing all manner of other astonishing Renaissance skills and moves associated with the 430-year-old spectacle.
Nicki said: “The Spanish Riding School of Vienna very rarely perform outside of Austria but when they do they thrill crowds with their astonishing combination of grace and athleticism.
“I’m lucky enough to have been involved in the last two UK tours and it’s an experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life!
“The Spanish Riding School of Vienna has performed all over the world, and given several private performances to the Queen and other members of the Royal family but UK tours are rare and exceptional. This is an extraordinary once in a lifetime opportunity to witness these most celebrated, world renowned horses performing in the UK.”
The Spanish Riding School of Vienna’s performance times at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena will be Friday, October 31, and Saturday, November 1, at 7.30pm, then Sunday, November 2, 3pm.
Guarantee your seats. Tickets are £22 to £66, including booking fee. Buy in person, call 0114 256 56 56 or buy online at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk. Also see The Star’s entertainments and listings site at www.wow247.co.uk.
WIN FAMILY TICKETS
We have five family tickets to be won. Each prize includes four tickets but must include at least one supervising adult, aged 18-plus.
All our tickets are for the opening night at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena, on Friday, October 31.
For a chance to win enter our draw by post, email or Twitter. But hurry. Deadline is Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at 12 noon. Winners wil be notified.
Post your details to Spanish Riding School of Vienna Family Tickets Competition, StarCompSRSV2, Graham Walker, The Star, York Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1PU.
Email your details, with StarCompSRSV2 in the subject field, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or follow Digital Editor Graham Walker on Twitter @GW1962 and tweet him with #StarCompSRSV2.
Remember, deadline is Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 12 noon. Usual SNL rules and data terms, as below.
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