Olympia is like no other horse show. It combines the magic of Christmas with top class equestrian entertainment and this year looks set to be bigger and better than ever.

The Olympia International Show Jumping Championships 2002, take place from Thursday 19 December to Monday 23 December.

The show’s highlights include daily performances from Hungary’s Flying Csikos, the Metropolitan Police’s Agility Ride, as well as the Pedigree Dog Agility stakes, the Osborne Refrigerators Shetland Pony Grand National.

Competing for a prize fund of £234,000 will be nine of the world’s top 10 show jumpers, including the Irish world champion Dermott Lennon and world number one Ludger Beerbaum from Germany.

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    Shopper’s paradise

    If you still have Christmas shopping to do, head to Olympia’s new shopping village.

    It boasts more than 150 shops – all housed under one roof in the venue’s National Hall (next to the Grand hall where all the performances take place).

    Open daily from 9.30am till 10.45pm visitors will have plenty of opportunity to shop ’tillthey drop.

    TV times

    For those of you who can’t make it in person, set aside a couple of hours on Sunday 22 December and watch from the comfort of your sofa. From 2.30 – 4.30pm, BBC TV will be broadcasting a Christmas special with live and pre-recorded classes.

    Eurosport will also be televising the event daily between 9 and 10pm, except on Monday when the Grand Prix will be shown between 8 and 9pm.

    View the 2002 Olympia timetable

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