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 and tickets are now on sale!
Subscribe to our e-newsletter by clicking here for updates and announcements.
Timetable of Events
- FEI World CupTM Dressage Grand Prix supported by Horse & Hound
- International Displays
- FEI World CupTM Dressage Freestyle to Music supported by Horse & Hound
- International Displays
- FEI World CupTM Driving Leg
- Markel Champions Challenge in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund
- Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping presented by H&M
- The H&M Mistletoe Mini Stakes
- The BSPS Ridden Mountain and Moorland Championship
- Six Bar
- The Olympia Grand Prix
From the world of Show Jumping, five of the top 10 riders from across the globe, including former World No.1s, Germany’s Daniel Deusser and Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat, will be under one roof to compete at Olympia. Carl Hester, gold medallist from London 2012 and silver medallist in Rio 2016, will be heading up Team GB’s dressage entries. The sporting excitement does not end there, with the three-time World Champion, Boyd Exell, returning to wow the crowds with his Carriage Driving skills.
The Show Jumping competition will have a dazzling array of first-class riders set to take centre stage during a week of unmissable competition.
We welcome Britain’s most renowned riders to, once again, congregate in London for five days of competition including the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Leg presented by H&M and the Olympia Grand Prix. London 2012 team gold medallists Scott Brash and Ben Maher will be joined by rising Team GB star Jessica Mendoza, as well as William Funnell, Laura Renwick and Olympia newcomer Anna Power. Reigning Olympia Grand Prix Champion, Michael Whitaker, returns alongside his brother John Whitaker. Competing for the younger generation of the Whitaker family, Jack Whitaker lines up for the Dodson & Horrell and the World Class Programme Under 23 Championship.
The Brits will be rivalled by a strong international contingent including the current Olympic team gold medallists from France, Kevin Staut and Penelope Leprevost who are currently ranked World Nos. 8 and 9 respectively, alongside team mate Philippe Rozier. The German challengers will mount a strong opposition with World No. 3 Daniel Deusser, hoping to add another World Cup™ victory to his 2016 tally, appearing alongside his compatriots, Marcus Ehning and Marco Kutscher.
Peder Fredricson, individual silver medallist in Rio, and Steve Guerdat, individual gold medallist in London, will also feature amongst the leading riders. 2008 Beijing team gold medallist Laura Kraut, will be joined by Edwina Tops-Alexander and team silver medallist Malin Baryard-Johnsson to add further strength to the depth of the field.
For a full list of entrants, please click here.
Eight Rio Olympians will be taking part in the FEI World Cup™ Dressage supported by Horse & Hound over December 13th and 14th.
Setting the standard will be Great Britain’s Carl Hester, aboard his Olympic medal winning partner Nip Tuck, who will be hoping to repeat his 2015 winning performance in the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Freestyle to Music supported by Horse & Hound. Competing against him will be fellow London 2012 Olympic team gold medallist, Laura Tomlinson, who will be attending as a final competition before she goes on maternity leave, and leading Dutch riders, reigning World Cup™ Champion, Hans Peter Minderhoud and Edward Gal.
Representing Ireland will be Judy Reynolds, who currently holds the highest Grand Prix score by any Irish rider in international competition. We will be seeing a new face as Japan’s Akane Kuroki will be attending for the first time, after making her international debut at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Click here for a full list of entrants.
Current World Champion Boyd Exell will be returning to Olympia, armed with a team of horses to battle for the number one spot. Great Britain’s Dan Naprous will be contending against Boyd, pulling out all the stops in an endeavour to achieve first place position.
To view the complete list of entrants in the Carriage Driving competition, please click here.
Fantastic news for the international equestrian community as FEI TV (FEITV.org) will offer live streaming and extensive Video on Demand coverage from the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping, FEI World CupTM Driving and FEI World CupTM Dressage 2016-17 from London Olympia (GBR).
FEITV.org is FEI’s official video website and a sophisticated online broadband offering to equestrian enthusiasts around the world. The portal presents fans globally with the most comprehensive library of official equestrian video content available anywhere on the internet and spans across multiple equestrian disciplines.
The content portfolio includes high quality live and on-demand streaming of flagship FEI events. This features a wide range of shows from FEI’s most important series and championships, including the FEI World Equestrian Games, the FEI European Championships, the FEI Nations CupTM Jumping 2016, the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping 2016-17, FEI ClassicsTM 2016-17 as well as the FEI World CupTM Dressage 2016-17 and other leading competitions.
In addition, the visitors to the site can also enjoy access to a broad selection of equestrian videos, including event previews and reviews, highlights, interviews, features and an extensive video archive.
Sign up today at www.feitv.org and check for broadcasting times and further details!
Has there been another horse who has done so much for the world of dressage?
Ahead of Valegro's appearance at Olympia on Tuesday 13th December, and his retirement ceremony on Wednesday 14th, we have spoken to some of those who love him best. His groom Alan Davies, Clare Balding, Carl, Charlotte and others pay an emotional tribute to their horse in a million.
Valegro will be making an appearance on Tuesday evening, 13th December 2016, as Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester answer questions from the audience. Get Tuesday tickets now on www.olympiahorseshow.com
The entries are in for the H&M Mistletoe Mini Stakes, congratulations to all those who will be competing! We look forward to welcoming you at Olympia, The London International Horse Show, on Sunday Evening, 18th December!
Major Jack - Thomas Francis Jones
Peppino il Grande - Claudia Moore
Bradmore Mystique - Rosie Collins
Mathews Girl - Alena Hughes
Painted Lady - Rachel Proudley
Koda - Natasha Hamilton
Penchwintan Glyne - Isabella Snowden
Red Alert III - Madison Heath
Banbury Conquest - Charlie Atkinson
Brookhall Glimpse - Iwan Carpenter
Borderhill William - Tabitha Kyle
D.C The Piler - Sebastian Marmont
Pussy Cat Doll - Henry Squibb
Time to Party - Luli Loveridge
Get ready to celebrate our Rio medallists on Friday evening, 16th December, when our Olympic and Paralympic champions will parade around the Olympia arena in a blaze of glory!
Triple gold medallist, Charlotte Dujardin OBE, and double gold medallist, Nick Skelton OBE, will lead the way, joined by the Dressage silver medal team, Carl Hester, Fiona Bigwood and Spencer Wilton.
Photo Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst
Our GB Paralympians had the most amazing competition at Rio winning an incredible 7 golds and a total of 11 medals.
Paralympics GB's Rio flag bearer, Lee Pearson CBE, three-time Rio gold medallist Sophie Christiansen OBE and her victorious Dressage teammates Sophie Wells MBE and Anne Dunham MBE will all be joining us at Olympia!
Photo credit: Jon Stroud
Our GB Olympic Champions:
Charlotte Dujardin - Individual Dressage Freestyle Gold
Nick Skelton - Individual Jumping Gold
Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester, Spencer Wilton & Fiona Bigwood - Team Dressage Silver
Natasha Baker, Sophie Christiansen, Anne Dunham & Sophie Wells - Team Para-Dressage Gold
Natasha Baker - Individual Para-Dressage Gold
Sophie Christiansen - Individual Para-Dressage Gold
Lee Pearson - Individual Para-Dressage Gold
Sophie Wells - Individual Para-Dressage Gold
Anne Dunham - Individual Para-Dressage Silver
Tickets for Friday Evening at Olympia are available to book here.
Olympic equine star, Valegro, will be appearing alongside Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester, at Olympia, The London International Horse Show this December.
Valegro’s official retirement from competition will take place in the Grand Hall on Wednesday 14 December. The retirement ceremony will follow the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Freestyle competition in what promises to be an emotional evening for Valegro fans.
Charlotte Dujardin OBE commented, “Valegro is a once in a lifetime horse and owes us nothing. I can’t wait to take him to Olympia and give him the send-off he deserves.”
Carl Hester MBE, spoke of their decision to retire Valegro at Olympia, “Valegro has done it all and we want him to go out in style! What better place than at Olympia – he loves the arena and being so close to the crowd. It is where he and Charlotte broke the world record in 2014 and it is the perfect place for our loyal British fans to say their farewell.”
For those who are unable to purchase tickets for the Wednesday evening performance, the audience in attendance on Tuesday 13 December will be treated to a Q&A session with Rio Olympic Team Silver Medallist, Carl Hester, Triple Gold Medallist, Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro. The audience will be invited to submit their questions in advance and selected spectators will be able to ask the questions in person.
Show Director, Simon Brooks-Ward commented, “We are honoured that Charlotte and Carl have chosen Olympia as the place to retire Valegro. He is a true legend of equestrian sport and we will make sure that he has the perfect send-off. We wanted as many people as possible to have the opportunity to see Valegro and hope that his fans are able to make one of the performances.”
The world’s top competitors will be in attendance, as once again Olympia will host three FEI World Cup™ competitions in Carriage Driving, Dressage and Show Jumping. The FEI World Cup™ Dressage leg takes place on 13 and 14 December, the FEI World Cup™ Driving leg presented by Dodson & Horrell on 16 and 17 December and the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping leg presented by H&M on Sunday 18 December. The climax of the seven-day equine extravaganza will be the Olympia Grand Prix on Monday 19 December.
Be up to date with the Olympia Horse Show news
Join Olympia, The London International Horse Show newsletter and be up to date with all the latest news from the equestrian world