Tickets go on sale on today (1 May) for this year’s Olympia, the London International Horse Show (17-23 December).

The 2012 show marks 40 years since its reintroduction by Raymond Brooks-Ward. And it will boast three FEI World Cup qualifiers, in showjumping, dressage and, new for this year, indoor driving.

Tickets are priced between £19 and £57, with discounts available for groups.

Go to www.olympiahorseshow.com, or contact the box office, tel: 0871 230 5580.

And the box office for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (30 August-2 September, 2012) opened yesterday. There are discounts available on tickets purchased in advance.

Tickets costs from £20 for a car pass, plus admission for one person (not including a reserved seat in the stands).

For full details and to book tickets visit www.burghley-horse.co.uk or call 01933 304744.

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (26 April 2012)