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» Displays (The Kennel Club Dog Agility)
» Displays (Shetland Pony Grand National)
» Warm Up Ring Tickets
» Delivery Address Change
» My Confirmation Email has not Arrived
» How to Get There
» Parking at Olympia Horse Show
» Disabled Visitors
» Groups
» Children / Babies in Arms
» Cloakrooms and Toilets
» Where to Eat
» Hotels
» Packages
» Show Charity
» Volunteering
» TV Coverage

Olympia Horse Show Opening Times

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.

  • Tuesday 16 December – Shopping Village opens at 2.00pm.  Performance time 5.50pm – 10.30
  • Wednesday 17 December – Shopping Village opens at 2.00pm. Performance time 5:30pm – 10.45
  • Thursday 18 December – Shopping Village opens at 10am. Morning session: 11.30am. Afternoon Performance time 1:00pm – 4.25pm. Evening Performance time 6:15pm – 10.25
  • Friday 19 December – Shopping Village opens at 10am. Morning session: 10.00am. Afternoon Performance time 12:30pm – 4.15pm. Evening Performance time 6:30pm – 10.35pm.
  • Saturday 20 December – Shopping Village opens at 10am. Morning session: 9.00am. Afternoon Performance time 12:15pm – 4.25pm. Evening Performance time 6:15pm – 10.35.
  • H&M Sunday 21 December – Shopping Village opens at 10am. Morning session: 9.15am. Afternoon Performance time 12:15pm – 4.40pm. Evening Performance time 6:45pm – 10.35pm
  • Monday 22 December – Shopping Village opens at 10am. Morning session: 10.00am. Afternoon Performance time 12:30pm – 4.35pm. Evening Performance time 6:15pm – 10.15pm.

Download 3D Maps of Olympia

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!)

Plan of the Ground Level
Plan of the Gallery Level

Displays (The Kennel Club Dog Agility)

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.

Displays (Shetland Pony Grand National)

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.

Warm Up Ring Tickets

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

Delivery Address Change

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.

My Confirmation Email has not Arrived

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

Parking at Olympia Horse Show

There is limited public parking at Olympia which can be purchased from the exhibition halls. You can purchase car parking by telephoning 020 7 598 2515. For more information and to book online follow this link

Disabled Visitors

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.

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: Wednesday evening (dressage), Thursday afternoon, Friday afternoon and evening, Sunday evening, Monday afternoon and 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.

Children / Babies in Arms

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 Wednesday evening, Thursday afternoon, Friday afternoon and evening, Sunday evening, Monday afternoon and 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.

Cloakrooms and Toilets

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 Pony Club, they will ask for a donation to the Charity.

There is no left luggage facility at Olympia.

There are toilet facilities throughout the halls.

Where to Eat

Whether you want fine dining or fish and chips there is a huge choice of places to eat at Olympia. Download our handy new Where to Eat guide

Members Restaurant

You can enjoy a 2 or 3 course meal in a waiter served restaurant, located on the Gallery level. To make a reservation please visit the Members Restaurant when you arrive at the venue.

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.

To reserve a table please visit the Brasserie Restaurant when you arrive at the venue.

‘Raising the 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. There will also be a Sweet Station including ice cream, candy floss and popcorn.

Pizza Express

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.


The Hilton, London Olympia is the official hotel for the Show. Reservations can be made by clicking here.

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 01904 436002 and quote ‘OLYPA’ or book online by clicking here.


Newmarket Holidays

Why not make things easy and treat yourself to an all inclusive package? From £145 per person, you could enjoy return coach travel to London, transfers to and from Olympia, overnight bed and English breakfast accommodation in a 4 star London hotel plus a Band D ticket for the show. Tickets are also available in Bands A, B or C for a supplement. Ring 0843 316 1111 and book today or visit

Omega Holidays

Omega Holidays are running a trip to Olympia International Horse Show on  Saturday 20th -21st December as a “2 day by coach” break for which there are pick up points across the country. For more information please call 01524 511770 or alternatively send a private message to their facebook page with your name and number and someone will call you back.

Show Charity 2014

IJF 50th Gold_BlueThe Injured Jockeys Fund

TV Coverage:

Please note that all coverage is subject to change.

BBC Coverage

Wed 17th Dressage – 20.00 – 22.25 on the red button, online & connected TV
Thurs 18th Puissance – 21.00 – 22.15 on the red button, online & connected TV
Sun 21st FEI World Cup Jumping – 13.45 – 16.30 tbc live on BBC2, online and connected TV
Mon 22nd Entire evening performance – 18.15 – 22.15 live on the red button
Tues 23rd Olympia highlights – 13.45 – 14.45


Thurs 18th Dec Puissance – 21.00 – 22.15
Fri 19th Speed Stakes – 18.30 – 19.15
Mon 22nd Olympia Grand Prix – 20.35 – 22.05


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