Olympia, The London International Horse Show
Olympia is the only UK Show to host all three FEI World CupTM Qualifiers in Dressage, Show Jumping and Driving. Each performance includes an equestrian competition along with a variety of displays from around the World.
The dates for Olympia 2016 are December 13th-19th; tickets will be available from late April.
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Timetable of Events
- The Longines FEI World CupTM Leg Presented by H&M
- The H&M Mistletoe Mini Stakes
- The BSPS Ridden Mountain and Moorland Championship
- Six Bar
- The Olympia Grand Prix
Tickets for this year’s Olympia, The London International Horse Show 13-19 December will be going on sale in late April. Audiences can expect to see the combination of world class equestrian competition, thrilling international displays and that special sprinkling of Christmas magic that Olympia always brings.
The Show will be hosting three FEI World CupsTM in dressage, show jumping and driving drawing the best of the equestrian world to London. The speedy canines of The Kennel Club Dog Agility will be returning as will firm Olympia favourites The Shetland Pony Grad National and Olympia Finale.
Particular Programme highlights include:
- Wednesday 14th Evening – FEI World CupTM Dressage Freestyle to Music
- Thursday 15th Evening – The Christmas Puissance
- Friday 16th Evening – The Injured Jockey’s Fund Jockey’s Challenge
- Saturday 17th Evening - FEI World CupTM Driving
- Sunday 18th Afternoon – The Longines FEI World CupTM Leg Presented by H&M, The Pony Club Mini Major
- Monday 19th Evening - The Olympia Grand Prix
Ticket prices start from £39 for adults and £27.30 for concessions with a special discounted price for the Tuesday 13th evening FEI World CupTM Dressage Grand Prix. Tickets will be available to purchase through the website or by calling the box office on 0871 230 5580.
Following on from a hugely successful debut at last year’s Olympia, Aprés Ski will be returning for this year’s Show. Aprés Ski brings a flavour of the winter ski slopes of France and Switzerland to London so you can imagine yourself surrounded by snow banks and roaring fires!
Enjoy a selection of chalet inspired drinks and plates including everything from warming hot chocolate and gluhwein to fondue and nachos.
You can also challenge your friends and family on our ski machines to see who has the competitive edge! Race side by side down the mountains before enjoying a delicious chocolate fondue (with the last bite going to the winner of course!)
With cosy nooks and corners and well as comfy sofas, Aprés Ski is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the Horse Show for a while. You can find Aprés Ski located on the gallery level behind balcony seating blocks 1 and 2.
Make sure that you check out our new look Olympia Programme which has been given a fresh design for 2016! We will be working with a brand new editorial team to give you a new insight to our competitors and participants at the Show.
The Olympia programme will also continue to include all the vital Show information that you need such as class entry lists and daily running orders.
You can purchase your programme in advance when you book your tickets online and over the phone for a discounted price of £9. Programmes will also be available to purchase at the Show for £10.
Olympia, The London International Horse Show is a hugely complex event with hundreds of horses, competitors, audience members and staff arriving every day! Here are a few fun facts for you!
- At Olympia Horse Show there are more than 280 stables which house more than 400 horses and ponies across the week
- More than 32 tonnes of bedding is used over the Show
- At the Show we have two farriers and 8 vets working throughout
- 26 litres of liquid snow fall on Father Christmas over the seven days of the Show
- Pizza Express sells more than 8,000 pizzas whilst Olympia is taking place
The Christmas Puissance is one of Olympia’s most iconic events! The Puissance record at Olympia is held by French rider Patric Caron on Gui Sanda who jumped 7ft 5 1/2 inches (2.26m) back in 1980. Recently the highest the wall has been is 7ft 4 inches (2.24m) when John Whitaker, Robert Whitaker and Markus Fuchs tied for first place in 2006.
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