MERSEYSIDE school children have the
chance to design one of the show jumping fences for the Liverpool International
Horse Show at the Echo Arena over 1 January to 3 January 2015.
The world's top show jumpers are heading to the City for the inaugural
Liverpool International Horse Show and organisers are inviting local youngsters
to get out their paints, crayons or computers to create a colourful and eye
catching show jump.
Designs can celebrate famous Liverpool landmarks similar to those at London
2012, where the Olympic show jumping course featured:- Tower Bridge, Stonehenge
and The Beatles' Abbey Road studio.
The Liverpool International Horse Show 'Design A Jump' Art
Competition was launched today at Liverpool's St Vincent de Paul School by
Olympic show jumper, Geoff Billington who spoke to children in the playground.
Pupils learned about show jumping, grooming horses and Geoff answered questions
about his 30 year career, including his appearances for Team GB at the Atlanta
and Sydney Olympic Games.
The children also had the chance to meet Blaze, a 15 year old former competition
horse and Gambler, one of the Shetland Grand National horses who'll be in action
at the show in January. Accompanying Gambler were young jockeys, Ben Hemmings
and Kinvara Garner. Ben is the grandson of the 3 time winning Grand National
owner, Trevor Hemmings, whose horse Many Clouds won this year's race.
Adam Vasco, the Deputy Head Teacher, was as
enthusiastic as his pupils at the arrival of the horses. He told us that:-
"This visit has opened up a universe that these youngsters don't get to see and
it's been wonderful to see how they have responded."
Geoff Billington added:- "This is a great opportunity for the children of
Liverpool to get involved with the City's new world class sporting event.
Liverpool has some great landmarks and world famous history and I hope we see
some of the city's heritage in the designs."
LIHS director Nina Barbour, said:- "I loved the show jumping fences at
London 2012 and we'd like the children of Liverpool to bring some of that joyful
spirit to the Liverpool International Horse Show. The children at St Vincent de
Paul School have already been busy and come up with some great ideas. We're
looking forward to seeing what comes from this competition and I'm sure that the
course builders are too."
The closing date for the competition is 16 November 2015 and the winner will see
the design built and in action at the Liverpool International Horse Show. The
winner and their family will receive tickets for 1 of the shows and will meet
some of the top riders. The winner's school will also receive ten family tickets
for the show. Schools can download the 'Design A Jump' Art
Competition guidelines pack from the Liverpool International Horse Show
website. The Liverpool
International Horse Show will combine world class show jumping with spectacular
family entertainment including the Bootleg Beatles, French Stunt Rider Clemence
Faivre and the Shetland Pony Grand National. Tickets start at £18 and are
available from the Liverpool ACC (Arena)
Woman rescued from lake by
local Police Officer
MERSEYSIDE Police's Area Commander, in
Sefton area, has praised the actions of a constable who rescued a woman from the
lake, at Southport Marine Promenade, Tuesday, 14 October 2015. The Police
Officers were called to the location at around 7.40pm, following a report of a
woman struggling in the water, about 100m away from the Marine Way Bridge. On
arrival local Officers noticed the woman was in distress. PC Gary Hoey swam out,
into the water and brought the woman to safety and then staying with her until
she received medical attention. The 24 year old woman, who was unhurt, was
subsequently detained under the Mental Health Act. Sefton Area Commander, Chief
Superintendent Peter Costello, said:- "I would like to take this
opportunity to commend the actions of our Officer. He immediately recognised the
distress the woman was in and bravely entered extremely cold water in darkness
to swim to the woman and pull her to safety. It is no exaggeration to say that
without his swift actions the woman could have lost her life. What PC Hoey did
was selfless and courageous and a testimony to the service that we aim to
provide every day to our communities across Merseyside, and no less than I would
expect from my brilliant team."
nightclub Omnia has opened its doors with big names
ON 8 October 2015 was a very
important VIP opening of Liverpool's latest edition to high class nightlife
entertainment in true star studded style. It was not just the £100,000
lighting rig that was to be the highlight of the event, but the launch
bought out the stars as well.
Joining the party at this amazing new
super club was Anfield singer Rebecca Ferguson alongside fellow X-Factor
finalist Ray Quinn, Strictly Come Dancing star Robin Windsor and Big
Brother's Mark Byron, to name a few... All of them got to enjoy a plush VIP
area as well as the other attractions on this venue. With a fantastic
atmosphere and deco, it has already attracted interest from clubbers all
over the world, looking forward to trying out its commercial house and dance
Manager Ryan Dillon says:- "The
response has been fantastic! We can't wait for people to see how it's going
to look. We're open seven days a week til 6am so it's going to be a real
party. The lighting rig looks amazing; it's the only 1 of it's kind in
the UK. the nearest 1 is at Amnesia in Ibiza."
Omnia is on the site of the old Envi club,
which closed its doors this summer. It might not be as big as the one in Las
Vegas, USA, but this new club is a fantastic addition to Liverpool's buzzing
nightlife Club and Pub scene.
These are a few quick pictures taken on the night, thanks to our good
friends at Bond Media Agency Ltd.
You can find out more by visiting the