Tickets for Ride The Rhythm- a magical night of music and thrilling high-action equestrian entertainment – go on sale in New Zealand today.
The event features world-class action alongside enduring English pop group The Hollies on February 1 for one all-up ticket price under the roof at Dunedin’s new multi-purpose Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Ticket prices range from $35 to $150 for adults and from $20 for children which covers the entire show. Mitre 10 Mega Stand ticket-holders will have general admission to the pitch for the concert once the equestrian equipment is removed. About 1000 top-price ticket-holders will have seating on the pitch in front of the Otago Daily Times Stand, where the Hollies will perform, moving from the lower seats in the TicketDirect(north)Stand at the conclusion of the equestrian. Seated tickets are available for the whole show in the TicketDirect (north) and Speights (south) stands respectively.
“I don’t think I have been as excited about putting on an event for years. We believe it is a world first. It’s an event that should appeal to people of all ages, and I don’t think you need to be horsey to appreciate the awesome display of power and harmony between horse and rider,” says event manager Kevin Hansen, of Event Pro.
The Hollies themselves need little introduction. Formed in 1962, they are part of British rock pop culture, celebrating more hits than The Beatles during their career. Their mega hits like The Air That I Breathe and He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother are amongst the world’s most-played songs of all time, adds Hansen.
Ride The Rhythm is their second stop on The Hollies’ 50th Anniversary Tour of New Zealand and is their sole South Island performance.
Hansen says people should be prepared to be amazed, dazzled and enthralled from every angle.
“This is equestrian at its very best including everything from world class jumping, to the high-paced action of mounted games, to the masterfully crafted grace, power and beauty of dressage to music. The stadium’s intimate feel will only add to the spectacle, getting people up close to the action.”
The highlight of the equestrian action will be the McMillian Equine Feeds Super Grand Prix, boasting a $50,000 prize, making it one of the richest classes in Australasia, as well as a pony grand prix and crowd-pleasing GJ Gardner Homes Puissance. The event set to get under way at 4pm.
As the equestrian entertainment draws to a close, The Hollies will take to the stage, bringing down the curtain on what promises to be Dunedin’s biggest night of the year, adds Hansen.
“It doesn’t get any better than this. The Hollies are undisputed masters of their craft, and together with the equestrian, it promises to be one hell of a night. We have deliberately kept ticket prices low so it’s accessible to the people of Otago, Southland and beyond.”