International acts to dazzle at Equidays

The Crackup Sisters will bring a new dynamic to the popular Equitainment Extravaganza at Equidays 2018.

Australian entertainers The Crackup Sisters are coming to New Zealand for the first time to host one of the well-known Equidays Nightshows, the Equitainment Extravaganza, at both Mystery Creek and Christchurch.

Equidays’ comprehensive line-up of education, exhibitors, competitions and entertainment is coming to Mystery Creek from October 12-14 and the Canterbury Agricultural Park from October 20-21.

Usually a sold-out show, the Crackup Sisters will bring a new dynamic to the popular Equitainment Extravaganza with a jam-packed stage show as well as the impressive collection of performances from other equitainment acts, says Equidays event manager Ammie Hardie.

“We’re excited to have Amanda-Lyn and Alyssa hosting the show this year, they’ll bring a refreshing act to the show that will work well with the other performances throughout the night,” says Ammie.

“We’ve got some favourites coming back to entertain the crowds again this year and we’ve weaved in some new acts to ensure visitors are enchanted by the performances on offer, topping off their Equidays experience.”

The Australian duo is inviting everyone to attend a house warming party of their New Zealand Homestead at Equidays. Trained in dance, circus, whip cracking, knockabout acrobatics, aerial stunts and comedy; the Crackup Sisters will entertain the crowd throughout the night with their hilarious performance and shenanigans.

“Join the party hosted by the sisters, which will feature a blend of acrobatics, comedy, barrel racing, liberty acts to music, stunt riding, and horsemanship with the Crackup sisters being joined by Dan Steers, Russell Higgins, the Wilson sisters, Bryan McVicar, Equine Films horses and riders and 2017 Top Talent winner Amelia Newsom,” says Ammie.

The Mystery Creek show will also have a performance from two horses and 12 performing arts students from Nga Tawa Diocesan School led by Sarah Rolston, taking the crowd on a journey from light to darkness with horses and dancers brought to life with dramatic lighting and theatrical music.

The Equitainment Extravaganza will feature on the Saturday night of Mystery Creek and Friday and Sunday nights in Christchurch.

The also popular Showjumping Spectacular will feature as the Friday Nightshow at Mystery Creek and part of the Saturday Nightshow at Christchurch. “This event showcases the thrilling sport of showjumping combined with the lights, music and crowds of the indoor arenas.”

And Equidays Top Talent will be hosted by Amanda Wilson and Cole Cameron, and feature some of the country’s best equine talent. This will be a Sunday matinee at Mystery Creek and part of the Saturday Nightshow in Christchurch.

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