Olympia Horse Show Programme: Thursday

For more details on these classes please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Morning

9:00am – Doors Open
10:00am – Shopping Village Open
10:30am – CSI- W Warm-up Showjumping Class
12 noon – The Santa Stakes

Afternoon

12:30pm – The Santa Stakes Continued
1:50pm – The Kennel Club ABC Dog Jumping Grand Prix
2:10pm – The Osborne Refrigerators Shetland Pony Grand National
2:25pm – International Display – The Chilean Huasos
2:40pm – International Display – The Metropolitan Police Activity Ride
3:15pm – Dodson & Horrell Extreme Driving – Top Score
4:00pm – Christmas Finale supported by the Hilton, London Olympia

Evening

6:45pm – The Christmas Pudding Stakes
7:50pm – The Kennel Club ABC Dog Agility Final
8:10pm – The Osborne Refrigerators Shetland Pony Grand National
8:25pm – International Display – The Chilean Huasos
8:40pm – International Display – The Metropolitan Police Activity Ride
9:15pm – The Cayenne Puissance
10:15pm – Christmas Finale supported by the Hilton, London Olympia

Please note all timings are subject to change. Due to timetabling, the performances can start earlier than these times so it is better to check the website near the show for exact timings. The shopping village will close after the evening interval.

Santa Stakes – A two round competition where the highest placed showjumpers on equal faults in the first round go through to jump off against the clock.

The Dodson&Horrell Extreme Driving – A class where a team 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 Christmas Pudding Stakes – A speed class where the fastest time wins, seconds are added for each fence knocked down.

The Cayenne Puissance – An Olympia classic, also know as the “big red wall”. The Puissance wall is put up higher each round, if a horse knocks the jump down or refuses then they are out, the highest jumping competitor wins.