The London International Horse Show, formerly the Olympia International Horse Show, found a new home at the ExCel London located in the Royal Docks area of Newham, East London in 2021. Here’s exactly how you can get your London International Horse Show tickets now that they have been released for the 2022 event. Priority bookers – those who attended the 2021 edition – will be able to purchase their tickets during an exclusive 48-hour pre-sale on Wednesday 20 April (please use the link in your priority booking email), with general sale to follow on Friday 22 April.
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The London International Horse Show signals the start of the festival period for equestrians and is the only UK show to host all three FEI World Cup qualifiers in dressage, show jumping and driving.
As well as the show’s traditional favourites, such as the Shetland Pony Grand National and the Christmas finale, the show also features top class action from across the disciplines, including the FEI World Cup Dressage competitions, supported by Horse & Hound.
There are also an array of shops located in the retail village and plenty of food and drink outlets for you to choose from.
The show will take place from 15—19 December. Here’s how you can get your tickets so you don’t miss a second of the action:
London International Horse Show tickets: Everything you need to know
Standard ticket prices depend on the day and session you wish to attend and whereabouts you would like to sit in the grandstand.
The majority of tickets for afternoon and evening performances cost from £35 to £95, but there are also some limited view tickets at a lower price. Find tickets for each session below…
- Thursday afternoon (FEI Dressage World Cup Short Grand Prix)
- Thursday evening (Puissance and Extreme Driving)
- Friday afternoon (FEI Driving World Cup and The Ivy Stakes)
- Friday evening (The Christmas Pudding Speed Stakes and FEI Dressage World Cup Freestyle to Music)
- Saturday afternoon (Pony Club Mini Major Relay and The Snowflake Stakes)
- Saturday evening (FEI Driving World Cup and The Christmas Cracker)
- Sunday afternoon (FEI Jumping World Cup and The 128cm Mini Stakes)
- Sunday evening (The 148cm Mini Stakes and The Santa Stakes)
- Monday afternoon (The Six Bar and The Speed Stakes)
- Monday evening (Jockeys Jumping and The Grand Prix)
The are four main price tiers depending on where you want to sit, including:
- Top price (Front blocks and back middle block of the long sides/larger seats with more leg-room)
- 2nd price (Side and Back blocks along the long side and seats on the East end/larger seats with more leg-room)
- 3rd price (Both sides of the short ends/amid-range ticket offering smaller seats)
- 4th price (In the corners/view is fine but you sit at an angle to the arena, smaller seats)
There is also a limited view option (something is obscuring the view, usually a bar, but you can see majority of the arena)
There are also separate tickets for wheelchair users and walking disabled.
For £750 you can purchase a season ticket, which includes a top price seat for all the performances.
Concessions — children aged 15 and under and seniors over 65 — get a discount on standard prices for certain performances.
A morning only ticket (Friday to Monday) costs £35 and you can sit anywhere.
If you just want to visit the shopping village, you can pay £15 for a shopping village access ticket that will give you access to the 220+ shops and restaurants.
There is also an option to pre-pay for a programme (£10).
If you fancy splashing out on your trip to The London International Horse Show, there are two hospitality options; the traditional private box overlooking the arena and the Phoenix Club too. There are 20 boxes in total and they are available to hire for all performances. The boxes are designed for between 12 and 16 guests and offer either lunch or dinner while guests enjoy the action and excitement of the show. Prices start at £3,120 + VAT for the afternoon performance and £3,120 + VAT for the evening. Total guests are limited to 120 per performance and bookings can be taken for parties of two or more.
The Phoenix Club is based in The Orangery and has its own viewing deck adjacent to the collecting ring and warm-up arena. Prices start at £195 + VAT per person.
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