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- Monday 16 December – Shopping Village opens at 12.00pm. Competition starts at 3pm. High School Gala Evening starts at 7.30pm
- Tuesday 17 December – Shopping Village opens at 2.00pm. Performance starts at 6pm
- Wednesday 18 December – Shopping Village opens at 10am. Morning session: 9.00am. Afternoon Performance: 12.30pm. Evening Performance starts at 6.30pm
- Thursday 19 December – Shopping Village opens at 10am. Morning session: 9.00am. Afternoon Performance: 12.30pm. Evening Performance starts at 6.30pm
- Friday 20 December – Shopping Village opens at 10am. Morning session: 9.00am. Afternoon Performance: 12.30pm. Evening Performance starts at 6.30pm
- H&M Saturday 21 December – Shopping Village opens at 10am. Morning session: 9.00am. Afternoon Performance: 12.30pm. Evening Performance starts at 6.30pm
- Sunday 22 December – Shopping Village opens at 10am. Morning session: 9.00am. Afternoon Performance: 12.30pm. Evening Performance starts at 6.30pm
One of Olympia’s most loved parts of the Show is the Kennel Club Dog Agility competitions. These take place at each of the performances with different types of classes for each one. For instance you may see the ABC Class (that’s Anything But a Collie) or you may see the small dogs pairs relays. But whatever you see, you are in for a great deal of fun, as these wonderful animals race around, over and through the obstacles, wearing their owners out and going hell for leather to be the one with the winning time.
The very best in equestrianism from this world renowned Spanish riding school who will be demonstrating their skills on their grey and black Spanish Stallions.
Thrill at the sight of these team of Cossack riders. They go over, under and around their horses and build human pyramids, all on the move.
Each performance includes competitive classes, which are a mix of dressage, show jumping and driving, depending on which day you are visiting. In addition each performance will include two international equestrian displays. One of the displays for 2013 is the very popular Ukrainian Cossacks who will thrill the audience with their amazing riding skills. The second international display will be announced in June. Plus most performances will include a Shetland Pony Grand National, a Kennel Club Dog Agility competition and the Olympia, London Hilton Christmas Finale, this year is ‘A Dickens of a Christmas’.
There is limited public parking at Olympia which can be purchased from the exhibition halls. Car park tickets will go on sale in August. For more information follow this link
We welcome disabled visitors to Olympia, The London International Horse Show. There is a wheelchair platform with 16 places for each performance. The price for a place on the platform is £35 (plus £2.75 booking fee). All carers go free.
There are also seats held for allocation to ‘walking disabled’. Please telephone the box office on 0871 230 5592 to discuss your requirements.
There are a number of disabled parking places outside the halls to find out more please click here for disabled access information.
Wheelchairs can be hired from the halls by telephoning 020 7 598 2411.
There are disabled toilet facilities within the halls.
Please follow this link to find out more about the disabled facilities at the exhibition halls.
We welcome groups to Olympia Horse Show. Groups should be made up of 20 people or more. There are discounts of 30% off the normal ticket price for group bookers for the following performances: Tuesday evening, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, Thursday afternoon, Friday afternoon, Sunday evening. Group bookings must all be made by telephone by calling the groups number on 0844 4124650. Group bookings have a reduced booking fee per ticket of £1.00.
We count children as those people aged 15 years and under. You can purchase a children’s ticket at 30% off the normal ticket price for certain performances. These are Tuesday evening, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, Thursday afternoon, Friday afternoon and Sunday evening. At all other performances children are full price. If you have a very young child who will not occupy a seat (but may sit on your knee) they are free of charge. We suggest that any child aged under 2 would fit this criteria but leave it to the discretion of the parent. We do ask though that children are kept under control whilst watching the performance so that they do not spoil the experience for others seated around them.
There are cloakrooms where you can leave your belongings at the entrance to the National Hall and the Grand Hall. These ask for a small charge. There is also a ‘Shopping Drop Off’ facility in the Shopping Village (National Hall) which is run by the Show charity (Animal Health Trust this year), they will ask for a donation to the Charity.
There are toilet facilities throughout the halls.
Whether you want fine dining or fish and chips there is a huge choice of places to eat at Olympia.
Pre-book your seat in the Members Restaurant by calling 0207 370 8163. You can enjoy a 2 or 3 course meal in a waiter served restaurant, located on the Gallery level. Sample Menu available here.
The Gallery Brasserie
Pre-book this restaurant when you book your tickets. The combined ticket and meal prices are as follows (the prices depend on which seat type you choose).
The cost of the meal adds £30 to your ticket price for an adult of £18 for a child. The meal includes a glass of wine or a soft drink.
Sample menus are available here.
The Shopping Village Champagne Bar
Located on the gallery level in the Shopping Village, Danish and a coffee or tea will be served until 12pm, from £3.00. After 12pm, platters for 2 people sharing will be available from £19.50. There will also be a Sweet Station including ice cream, candy floss and popcorn from £3.50.
The Olympia Restaurant
Pre book your table by calling 0207 370 8163. A waitress service restaurant offering:
A selection of starters from £4.50, Main course carvery style choice (Roast beef, Turkey, Honey Roast Ham, selection of vegetable and potatoes from £10.50, Selection of deserts from £4.50
In the National Hall, where the Shopping Village is located there is a Pizza Express Restaurant (which also has access from Hammersmith Road). Pizza Express do not accept reservations.
Taittinger Champagne Bar
The Taittinger Champagne Bar is located on the gallery level in the Members Area and can only be accessed by those holding Members Badges. The bar serves a full selection of drinks and has a Deli counter offering open sandwiches, platters and hot meals.
Around the Halls
In addition, there’s a Crussh bar selling fresh juice and smoothies and a Café Bar which serves a variety of hot and cold refreshments.
In the Grand Hall, where the main arena is, there is a Taste Italia which sells take away Italian style food, a Crussh Bar, selling fresh juice and smoothies, a Café Bar with a variety of hot and cold refreshments and a DP Cappuccino selling coffee and snacks.
There are also a number of restaurants and bars around Olympia. For a useful guide click here
The Hilton, London Olympia is the official hotel for the Show. Reservations can be made by clicking here.
Superbreak are the show’s travel and hotel partner – they offer Olympia visitors discounted rates at over 250 hotels in London from 2 star to 5 star. You can also include discount rail travel from any mainline station. To make a booking and get a 10% discount (telephone booking only) please call Superbreak on 0871 221 3700 and quote ‘OLYPA’ or book online by clicking here.
The official charity for the Show this year is The Animal Health Trust.
Olympia Horse Show is usually covered by the BBC for particular classes such as the Reem Acra FEI World CupTM Dressage, The Alltech Puissance, the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping presented by H&M and The Olympia Grand Prix. Eurosport will also broadcast many of the evening performances of the Show. A full programme of TV coverage is made available early in December. We will send out detail about the coverage through our enewsletters. Please make sure you sign up for them on the link on the right to receive full information.