The world’s leading show jumpers will be out in force at this year’s Liverpool International Horse Show as they battle it out for a place in the prestigious Theraplate UK Grand Prix on New Year’s Eve.
The Whitaker dynasty will be represented by elder statesmen John and Michael who are set to compete at this festive show jumping finale which will round off 2018 in style at the Echo Arena, December 28 to 31.
Leading British stars, Laura Renwick, Robert Smith, William Funnell, Harriet Nutall, Harry Charles and Nigel Coupe will be joining them to provide the very best show jumping sport in the run up to the New Year.
The show is always a huge draw for Irish riders and two-times Grand Prix winner, Billy Twomey will have plenty of support with Shane Breen, Anthony Condon, Michael Duffy and Conor Swail also in action.
Overseas riders include Frenchman – Felicie Bertrand, Germany’s – Tobias Meyer and leading US rider, Andrew Kocher.
The Sunday night Equitop GLME Puissance is certainly building to what looks set to be one of the hottest competitions of the show.
Fighting it out for the leading awards are puissance specialists David Simpson, Mikey Pender with Hearton de Bois Halleux, James Smith riding Cycloon W, Nano Healy a winner of the Balinasloe and Cavan International puissance classes when clearing 2.10m and Michael Whyte another to clear well over 2m on the Irish scene.
Show President Nina Barbour said: “The puissance is always such a crowd pleaser and we are delighted that so many of the inform stars are heading to Liverpool. The Sunday evening is really building up to be a must see performance.”
This year’s Liverpool International Horse Show takes place December 28 to 31, at The Echo Arena on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront.
For further information and to book your tickets visit www.liverpoolhorseshow.com