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It’s all change: check out what’s happening when at London International Horse Show


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  • The London International Horse Show is back in 2021, but after a one-year absence owing to Covid, quite a few things have changed. Formerly known as Olympia Horse Show, the 2021 show is moving to the ExCeL center for at least one year, maybe longer, owing to redevelopment of the historic Kensington, Olympia venue. This year’s show takes place from Thursday 16 until Monday 20 December, which is over fewer days than in the past, so check out the full London International Horse Show timetable so you know what’s happening when, as some classes have moved away from their traditional time slots.

    The London International Horse Show timetable

    Thursday 16 December

    Morning performance starts at 8am

    • FEI Dressage World Cup (grand prix)

    Afternoon performance starts at midday

    • Extreme driving
    • The Kennel Club Large ABC jumping grand prix
    • Shetland Pony Grand National
    • Musical Ride of The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment
      Interval
    • The Santa Stakes (showjumping)
    • Christmas finale prize giving

    Evening performance starts at 6pm

    • Speed Stakes (showjumping)
    • Presentation of The Raymond Brooks-Ward Memorial Trophy
    • The Kennel Club Large ABC Agility Stakes final
    • Shetland Pony Grand National
    • Musical Ride of The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment
      Interval
    • The Puissance
    • Christmas finale prize giving

    Evening performance concludes at 9.55pm

    Friday 17 December

    Morning performance starts at 8.55am

    • Two-phase showjumping
    • Services jumping championship

    Afternoon performance starts at midday

    • The FEI driving World Cup
    • The Kennel Club small jumping grand prix
    • Services jumping championship – presentation of awards
    • Shetland Pony Grand National
    • Musical Ride of The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment
      Interval
    • The Ivy Stakes (showjumping)
    • Christmas finale prize giving

    Evening performance starts at 6pm

    • The Kennel Club small agility stakes final
    • The Shetland Pony Grand National
    • Musical Ride of The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment
      Interval
    • Presentation of British Dressage International Champions Trophy
    • The FEI Dressage World Cup (freestyle to music)
    • Presentation of awards
    • Christmas finale prize giving

    Evening performance concludes at 10.05pm

    Saturday 18 December

    Morning performance starts at 10.15am

    • The Kennel Club Large Novice Agility semi-finals

    Afternoon performance starts at midday

    • The six bar (showjumping)
    • The Kennel Club large novice jumping grand prix
    • Shetland Pony Grand National
    • Presentation of Ella Popely Award
    • Musical Ride of The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment
    • Interval
    • Presentation of BEF Medals of Honour
    • The Global Herbs Snowflake Stakes (showjumping)
    • Christmas finale prize giving

    Evening performance starts at 6pm

    • The FEI Driving World Cup
    • The Kennel Club large novice agility stakes finals
    • Shetland Pony Grand National
    • Musical Ride of The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment
    • Interval
    • Presentation of Ryan’s Son Trophy
    • The Christmas Cracker (showjumping)
    • Christmas finale prize giving

    Evening performance concludes at 10pm

    Sunday 19 December

    Morning performance starts at 10am

    • The Kennel Club large intermediate agility stakes semi-finals

    Afternoon performance starts at midday

    • The Christmas Elf Mini Stakes (showjumping)
    • The Kennel Club large intermediate jumping grand prix
    • The Shetland Pony Grand National
    • Musical Ride of The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment
    • Interval
    • The FEI Jumping World Cup
    • Christmas finale prize giving

    Evening performance starts at 6pm

    • The Mini Stakes (showjumping)
    • The Kennel Club large intermediate agility stakes finals
    • Shetland Pony Grand National
    • Musical Ride of The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment
    • Interval
    • The Christmas Tree Stakes (showjumping)
    • Christmas finale prize giving

    Evening performance concludes at 9.55pm

    Monday 20 December

    Morning performance starts at 10am

    • The under-25 warm-up class (showjumping)

    Afternoon performance starts at midday

    • The Pony Club Mini Major (showjumping)
    • The Kennel Club medium jumping grand prix
    • Shetland Pony Grand National
    • Musical Ride of The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment
    • Interval
    • The Mistletoe Speed Stakes (showjumping)
    • Christmas finale prize giving

    Evening performance starts at 6pm

    • The under-25 British Championship (showjumping)
    • The Kennel Club medium agility stakes finals
    • Shetland Pony Grand National
    • Musical Ride of The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment
    • Interval
    • The Grand Prix (showjumping)
    • Presentation to the Leading Rider of the Show
    • Christmas finale prize giving

    Evening performance concludes at 10.15pm

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