Thrills, But No Spills, Scheduled For The Odyssey Arena
some nail-biting, edge-of-the-seat thrills in store for audiences
at the Belfast Indoor International Horse Show - and will all be
the fault of the Naprous family.
Gerard, Daniel and Camilla will be presenting The Devils Horsemen,
a good-v-evil love story with Latin dancing but all focused around
thrilling and dazzling stunt riding. The act has been especially
choreographed for the Belfast show, which opens a four-day run at
the Odyssey Arena on November 27.
Daniel, whose first work with movies was at the age of 11,
is currently working on location with Brad Pitt and Lord of the
Rings star Orlando Bloom in the making of 'Troy', while all three
Naprous family members were involved in the stunt work for Tomb
Another act on the programme likely to develop into a talking point
is The Flying Frenchmen, who seem to be able to jump anything within
reason and have been billed as human horses!
What began as a game has, for brothers Mateo, Julien and Guillaume
evolved into an amazing demonstration of two-legged jumping equally
as absorbing - and sometimes funny - as the four-legged variety!
For ticket bookings call the Odyssey box office on 028 9073 9074
or the Ticket Master 24-hour Hotline, 0870 243 4455. There are discounted
rates for SJAI, Irish Riding Clubs, Northern Ireland Horse Board
and the Northern Ireland Farmers Union members.
Tickets can also be booked online at www.odysseyarena.com and www.ticketmaster.ie.
The Belfast Indoor International Horse Show is designed to provide
sporting entertainment both for the audience at the Odyssey Arena
and a television viewing audience. It is also an international show,
duly registered with The Fédération Equestre Internationale
(FEI), Switzerland .
consideration was given about which riders should be invited, and
we took advice from both national and international governing agencies
in order to get a good balance of established riders, those currently
returning good international results and riders who, on their past
records, will provide the sort of entertainment suitable for launching
what we know will be a top, on-going equestrian highlight to both
the Irish and International competition calendar.
television and competition is created from an entry of leading riders
and star horses and we have had the unenviable job of selecting
names giving us the greatest chance of doing just that. In future
years, hopefully, we can widen our invitation list, but for 2003
and the launch of the Belfast Indoor International Horse Show we,
through necessity, will have to abide by this formula.