Olympia London International Horse Show
If you are looking for equestrian Christmas magic together with the best riders, then Olympia London International Horse Show is the place to find all of these under one roof.
Olympia London International Horse Show is one of the UK’s biggest equestrian competitions, held at Olympia, London. It is best known for its show jumping, however it also has competitions in horse showing, driving, mounted games, dog agility and more recently dressage. It is held over 7 days, in the week preceding Christmas and many of the events are Christmas themed.
The show is split into ticketed morning, afternoon and evening sessions and season passes can be purchased for all events.
In 1887, the first London International Horse Show was held.
Subsequent years saw the show attendance rise but with the Second World War and with motorisation becoming more popular than genuine horsepower, the show stopped and was resurrected in 1947 at a difference venue called White City in London.
The Horse Show went back to Olympia in 1972. The London International Horse Show is now the favourite winter show for all equestrian enthusiasts to enjoy.
What to expect
The best riders from all over the world compete at London Olympia in the FEI World Cup Dressage, Show Jumping (and the very famous Puissance) and Driving. A firm favourite with all horse lovers is the Shetland Pony Grand National which always thrills the enthusiastic audience! Dog lovers can enjoy the Kennel Club Dog Agility displays and everybody will love the fantastic Azerbaijan and the “Land of Fire’ showcasing the unique abilities of the country’s native Karabakh horse. The famous Le Garde Republicaine will be bringing their display to the main arena, which is a very exciting addition to the program.
Australia’s very own Boyd Exell is a regular competitor at London Olympia competing in the fast and furious indoor driving event.
Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin are regular competitors in the Dressage at Olympia. Charlotte won the FEI Grand Prix World Cup and the Freestyle riding Mount St John Freestyle at this year’s London Olympia.
Don’t forget Father Christmas makes an appearance in the main arena, sprinkling some Christmas magic to an audience from the young to the mature!
Olympia Horse offers an extensive shopping village with over 250 shops which makes it a brilliant place to stock up on last minute Christmas gift buying.
Come and join Snaffle Travel in 2020
Snaffle Travel is offering a group tour to London Olympia Horse Show in December, 2020. The tour is also offering a pre tour to the Christmas markets in Europe including a river cruise. Also including a visit to the Gala show and a behind the scenes stable tour at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Please make enquiries and to receive a detailed itinerary to email@example.com or Tel: 61 427 286061 or 61 3 54 286 061.
The dates for the London Olympia Horse show are Tuesday 15th December to Monday 21st December 2020. It really is a Christmas spectacle with the magic of horses mixed in. Please visit: https://www.olympiahorseshow.com/
Snaffle Travel have had many clients attend the London Olympia Horse show in the last few years and they have all loved the show and, said, it was magical and they loved the Christmas spirit.
“It was fantastic with all the Christmas atmosphere which made it even more special.” (V & I Hoile)
References: London Olympia
Photo: Snaffle Travel – V Hoile