The Spanish Riding School of Vienna comes to Yorkshire for the first time next year – and we are celebrating with a top-class prize, writes digital editor Graham Walker
One lucky reader and a guest will gallop off with front-row tickets, a full backstage stable tour and get to meet stars of the show at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena.
They include Nicki Chapman, the former Popstars judge now TV’s Wanted Down Under presenter, and GB’s Olympic and Paralympic dressage gold medallists Carl Hester and Lee Pearson.
Four runners up get a pair of tickets each.
All our tickets are for the opening night at the Attercliffe venue – with performances from Friday to Sunday, October 31 to November 2, 2014.
VIDEO: Press the play button to watch highlights and our chats with Nicki and Lee, filmed at Smeltings Farm Riding Centre, Ringinglow Road, Sheffield.
SEE THE STAR ON MONDAY - DEC 2, 2014 - FOR OUR SPECIAL FEATURE AND CHATS WITH NICKI CHAPMAN AND LEE PEARSON.
The majestic, highly trained white lipizzaner stallions and their regal riders are regarded as the royal family of the horse world.
They perform impressive Renaissance skills, famed for in-hand work and movements above the ground such as the Capriole, Levade and Courbette.
It promises to mesmerise the audience.
The 430-year-old spectacle, which rarely tours, has never been seen in the North of England until now.
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 will perform at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena in 2014 on 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.
For your chance to win our fantastic prize, enter our special draw by text, post or Twitter.
Text STA (SPACE) followed by RED1(SPACE), then your name, house number and postcode, and send to 61500. Texts cost £1, plus your usual network rate.
Post your details to Spanish Riding School of Vienna Competition, StarCompSRSV, Graham Walker, Digital Editor, The Star, Sheffield S1 1PU.
Alternatively, follow digital editor Graham Walker on Twitter @GW1962 and tweet him with #StarCompSRSV.
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