Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Parade celebrates the Chinese Year of the Horse

March 13th 2014

Parade celebrates the Chinese Year of the Horse

22 Chinese national riders will be honoured when the Horse of the Year Parade winds its way through central Hastings streets on Thursday 20th March.

Hastings Deputy Mayor Cynthia Bowers says “It’s fitting that, in the Chinese Year of the Horse we acknowledge and welcome the team of Chinese riders and their supporters who are in in Hastings for the NRM Horse of the Year.”

Cynthia Bowers says “The NRM Horse of the Year at the Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds is six days of fantastic equestrian action and has become an iconic event for Hastings. It is important that the excitement that surrounds the Horse of the Year is able to be enjoyed by people from the wider community, and the street parade is a great way of allowing everyone to enjoy the sights and sounds of the show.”

“The CBD was crammed with people wanting to get a glimpse of last year’s parade and we are expecting an even larger crowd this year. Many Hastings schools took the opportunity to bring their students to the parade, and this year students from Kimi Ora school in Flaxmere are being bussed in by NRM Horse of the Year, especially for the parade.”

The parade will feature representatives from many different equestrian disciplines, including horses and riders from local pony clubs, the western riders and the magnificent 900kg clydesdales. Double Olympic gold medallist, Sir Mark Todd will again take part in the parade and it is hoped that world showjumping, champion Philippe Le Jeune from Belgium will also make an appearance, depending on his competition schedule at the show.

The parade will begin at 11.30am from Lyndon Road East and make its way through city streets to finish at the performance platform in the city mall.

The parade is being organised by Hastings District Council with support from the Hastings City Business Association and Event Pro.

More information on the Horse of the Year Parade is available at visithastingsdistrict.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: The Typewriter Factory

I finished reading Don’t Dream It’s Over not long after it came out last August. I even started writing a review, which took something of an ‘I’m sorry people, but it’s already over’ approach. I’ve been pretty negative about journalism as it’s practiced in the mainstream (or MSM, or corporate media or liberal media or whatever terminology you prefer) for quite some time (see for example Stop the Press), and I believe the current capitalist media model is destructive and can’t be reformed. More>>

Sheep Update: Solo World Shearing Record Broken In Southland

Southland shearer Leon Samuels today set a new World solo eight-hours strongwool ewe-shearing after a tally of 605 in a wool shed north of Gore. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: Dick Frizzell At The Solander Gallery

One of the most influential and celebrated contemporary Pop artists working in New Zealand, Dick Frizzell is mostly known for his appropriation of kitsch Kiwiana icons, which he often incorporates into cartoon-like paintings and lithographs. Not content with adhering to one particular style, he likes to adopt consciously unfashionable styles of painting, in a manner reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein. More>>

Old Music: Pop Icon Adam Ant Announces NZ Tour

Following his recent sold out North American and UK tours, Adam Ant is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the release of his landmark KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER album with a newly-remastered reissue (Sony Legacy) and Australasian tour. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Looking Back

Writing a memoir that appeals to a broad readership is a difficult undertaking. As an experienced communicator, Lloyd Geering keeps the reader’s interest alive through ten chapters (or portholes) giving views of different aspects of his life in 20th-century New Zealand. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Purple (and Violet) Prose

This is the second recent conjoint publication by Reeve and Stapp; all to do with esoteric, arcane and obscure vocabulary – sesquipedalian, anyone – and so much more besides. Before I write further, I must stress that the book is an equal partnership between words and images and that one cannot thrive without the other. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news