Tickets for this year’s Olympia, the London International Horse Show (13-19 December) go on sale on 27 June.

New for this year is an “extreme driving” challenge, about speed, accuracy and skill. It will take place during 16 December’s evening performance and 17 December’s afternoon performance.

“We are very excited by the introduction of driving and that we have the world’s number one and number two — Boyd Exell and Ijsbrand Chardon competing,” said event director Simon Brooks-Ward.

Tickets cost between £21 and £55, tel: 0871 230 5580. Visit www.olympiahorseshow.com

This news story was first published in Horse & Hound (23 June, 2011)