Olympia Horse Show Programme: Thursday 17th December 2020

All timings are provisional and subject to change.

Opening Hours:

9.00am Doors Open to Olympia Grand (Arena)
10.00amDoors Open to Olympia National (Shopping)
10.15amMorning Session
12.15pmStart of Afternoon Performance
4.35pmEnd of Afternoon Performance
6.00pmStart of Evening Performance
10.30pmEnd of Evening Performance

Morning Session Schedule:

Welcome Stakes (until 11.15am)

Afternoon Performance Schedule:

The FEI Driving World CupTM

The Kennel Club Dog Agility

The Shetland Pony Grand National

International Equestrian Display

International Equestrian Display

Interval

The Father Christmas Stakes

Christmas Finale supported by The Hilton London Olympia

 

Pre Evening event 5pm  – The Services Jumping Championship

Evening Performance Schedule

Services Jumping Championship, including Presentation of Awards

The Shetland Pony Grand National

Presentation of British Dressage International Champions Trophy

International Equestrian Display

International Equestrian Display

Interval

The FEI Dressage World CupTM (Freestyle to Music) supported by Horse & Hound

Presentation of Awards

Christmas Finale supported by The Hilton London Olympia

Performance Notes:

FEI World CupTM Driving – a part of the FEI World CupTM series; this indoor arena driving competition sees teams of four horses and one driver drive a carriage around, through and over a set of obstacles against the clock, with two grooms also on the carriage. Faults are gained if an obstacle is knocked or the incorrect route is taken. The top score with least faults wins.

The Father Christmas Stakes – an accumulator class where a different number of points are allocated for each fence jumped. The joker fence, which is also the highest fence, carries the highest score.

The Services Jumping Championship takes place in the afternoon from 5.00pm. Your evening ticket allows you access to watch the championship from 5.00pm. The main performance starts at 6pm.

The FEI World CupTM Dressage Freestyle to Music is a dressage competition where each competitor performs a test to music which they have put together themselves including a selection of required movements; each test is different and the highest score wins. Dressage involves a horse and rider carrying out a sequence of highly skilled movements from memory, demonstrating the power and elegance of the horse and is described as ‘the ultimate expression of horse training’ by the FEI.

Please check the website nearer the show for exact timings.