Christmas Spectacular: Olympia London International Horse Show

The Olympia London International Horse Show is one of the UK’s biggest equestrian competitions. In 2007 the horse show celebrated their 100th anniversary as one of Europe’s oldest equine competitions.

A history of excellence

The horse show began in 1907 and was hosted by the Horse and Pony Club which is now known as the British Horse Society. Whilst it was discontinued during World War One, it was revived shortly afterwards.

It was the International Horse Show which gave prominence to jumping competitions and changed the world of show jumping to date. The horse show at Olympia is known for attracting the best horse riders in the world allowing visitors to enjoy the best edge of their seat performance.

This popular festive show takes place in early December on an annual basis and is known to be a pre-Christmas treat for members of the horse world. The show takes place over a seven day period which was between the 16 and 22 December this year.

It is known for its world class dressage and show stopping jumps along with the famous Shetland Pony Grand National.

How do you get your tickets?

You can choose to purchase your tickets for this great event online or by telephone by calling their box office on: 0871 230 5580 – you can also discuss disabled seating here.
There are a variety of tickets available in order for you to get the very best out of your experience at the Olympia so be sure to check out their seating plan here.
Prices will vary depending on where you sit and what type of seating you opt for.

What can you expect on the day?

The Olympia Horse Show has a jam packed schedule of events to keep you fully entertained during your time there. Each day there are different events but here are some of the highlights from this year’s show:

  • Reem Acra FEI World CupTM Dressage Leg supported by Horse & Hound
  • A Dressage Masterclass by Michael and Ferdi Eilberg
  • Alltech Christmas Puissance
  • The Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Leg presented by H&M
  • The Olympia Grand Prix

You should also note that all afternoon performances begin from 12:30 and will conclude around 16:30. Evening performances will begin at 18:15 and finish around 22:30.

The entire show over the seven days will be available to be seen on FEI TV – the official online broadband channel for equestrian enthusiasts. This lets individuals watch some of the most sophisticated video content showing the most amazing horse events hosted with interviews and highlights of the show are also available to watch through the FEI platform.

With a vast number of performances available throughout the seven day show, be sure to check the timetable so that you don’t miss out on anything.

Also, remember that now and again a morning class or training session will be advertised – definitely worth a watch!

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