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Olympia Horse ShowFor most in the horse world, Christmas hasn’t started until they’ve attended Olympia Horse Show. This year’s show is held in London on 13-19 December and promises to be as exciting as ever.

As well as the show’s traditional favourites, like the Shetland Pony Grand National and the traditional Christmas finale, the show will have top class action from across the disciplines, including the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage freestyle, proudly supported by Horse & Hound, on the Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Olympia will also host Valegro’s official retirement ceremony on Wednesday, with spectators able to enjoy a question and answer session with Carl, Charlotte and Valegro on the Tuesday night.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the action turns to the showjumping and driving with the big red wall putting in its annual appearance on Thursday. Then on Sunday and Monday there is a feast of showjumping to look forward to including the FEI World Cup jumping and the Olympia grand prix.

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Horse & Hound‘s team will be on-site throughout the show bringing you the latest news as it happens.

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All about Olympia Horse Show

More correctly known as “Olympia, The London International Horse Show”, this popular festive show takes place in the capital of the United Kingdom in late December and attendence is a pre-Christmas rital for the vast majority of the British horseworld. A brilliant place to get into the festive spirit, while also doing a last minute spot of Christmas shopping, Olympia really does have something for all members of the family as well as riders of all levels regardless of your prefered equestrian sport.

The show typically takes place over seven days with world-class dressage, showjumping and driving, alongside showing and fantastic entertainment, including the fantastic Shetland Pony Grand National, the brilliant dog agility and the famous Olympia Christmas Finale.

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As the equestrian world prepares to watch dressage sensation Valegro retire at Olympia tonight (14 December 2016), take a look back at his top five moments in the history of the FEI World Cup Dressage. Handkerchiefs at the ready...