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Generally afternoon performances start at 12.30pm and Evening performances start at 6.30pm. However due to timetabling the performances can start earlier so it is better to check the website near the time of your visit.
More details will be available closer to the time.
Photos from last year’s Show are available to view and purchase from here
Is this your first time to Olympia? Or have you been many times before but would like a quick reminder of the layout? We have put together some 3D maps for you to download to help you find your way around the Show (and make that bit of extra time for some more shopping!) Below are the maps from 2015 – the maps for 2015 will be available closer to the time.
World renowned horseman Jean-François Pignon will be wowing audiences with his magical affinity with his Liberty Horses.
The Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment will include dare devil maneuvers, high speed crossovers and their famous flag charge! You will be on the edge of your seats whilst you cheer them home.
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 Shetland Pony Grand National holds all the excitement of the horse race on a mini scale! Shetland Ponies and their riders race round the arena at a fast and furious pace – it really is one of the highlights of Olympia.
Would you like to see the top riders warming up for the big classes? You can buy tickets for the warm up area. Book via the ticket page. These tickets allow access to the warm up area from the following times:
- Tuesday Evening: 5:00
- Wednesday Evening: 5:00
- Thu – Mon Afternoon: 10:00
- Thu – Mon Evening: 6:00
If you need to change the address which your tickets are being delivered to you do so by logging into your ticket account here. All you need is your ticket reference number and either your post code or card details.
When you purchase your tickets you should automatically receive a confirmation email. If yours has not arrived then you can request another one by clicking here. If this still does not work then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
There is limited public parking at Olympia which can be purchased from the exhibition halls. As car parking is in high demand we recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment.
Afternoon sessions run from 7.00am – 5.00pm and evening sessions run from 5.30pm – close. Each session costs £21.50. Late entrance will incur an additional charge.
To access the car park you must bring your printed email confirmation to present to staff on the door.
Some car parking will be available on the day but this is on a first come first served basis, and very limited, so we highly recommend booking in advance.
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 + £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 5580 to discuss your requirements.
Disabled parking is available in the multi-story P3 car park which is disabled friendly and has lift access to all floors as well as disabled bays. Please note that the car park has a height restriction of 2m.
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 Wednesday Evening, Thursday Afternoon, Friday Afternoon & Evening and Monday Afternoon & Evening.
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. 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).
There is no left luggage facility at Olympia.
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. Click here to view the Olympia 2014 Where to Eat guide
More information for Olympia 2015 will be available closer to the time.
You can enjoy a 2 or 3 course meal in a waiter served restaurant, located on the Gallery level. The Members Restaurant are now taking bookings. Their contact number is 0207 598 5700.
The Olympia Brasserie
Conveniently located by the entrance to the Grand Hall, The Olympia Brasserie offers you the opportunity to enjoy a meal with your friends and family in a comfortable environment.
Why not organise everything before you arrive at Olympia and book your Brasserie meal in advance. Meals are £30 for adults and £12 for children.
‘Raising the Bar’
Located on the gallery level in the Shopping Village, Raising the Bar serves Danish Pastries, coffees and teas as well as sharing platters. There will also be a Sweet Station including ice cream, candy floss and popcorn.
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. If you are looking for somewhere to eat after the Show, Pizza Express is a good choice.
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.
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. Book over the phone 01904 754900 with the code OLYPA to receive a 10% discount
World Horse Welfare is the leading international charity that has been improving the lives of horses in the UK and worldwide for almost 90 years. Covering the full spectrum of the horse world – from pet ponies to elite sport horses to working horses overseas and those destined for slaughter – World Horse Welfare uses education, campaigns and hands-on care to promote better welfare and support the horse-human partnership.
Practical and collaborative, World Horse Welfare supports the responsible use of horses in sport and is an independent welfare advisor to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) and the British Horseracing Authority (BHA).
World Horse Welfare receives no government or National Lottery funding and is completely reliant on voluntary donations from the public to carry out its vital work. Please donate now
Television coverage for 2015 is yet to be confirmed.