We were so excited to come to see the show we even paid an extra $30 on top of the already ridiculous price for "top tail seats". The premium package consisted of a not so premium drinks package, 3 photos (which were actually the only thing we enjoyed) a tour behind the stables - which was almost as boring as the show and "top rail seats" complete with a cockroach running across the table mid meal.
The meals were horrible, and even the pavlova was crap! How do you stuff up a pavlova? They gave one of us the wrong meal and forgot to bring us tea at the end. So much for "VIP".
The show itself was boring, being a horse trainer myself I was excited to see what the horses and riders could pull off. I was left with a man laying over a horse whacking him in the front leg for about a minute before he finally had jack of it and laid down, the only "trick" for the whole show. The barrel racing was an embarrassment, the trick riding good but average (you can see better at the Royal Easter shows) and the rest was just cantering around the arena.
Was expecting to see some clever dogs throughout the show too, but was left with one who didn't come when he was called (purposefully). Gee, never seen that before!
Overall it was like a bad musical, tacky jokes and lame audience participation. What an absolute let down.
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