Liverpool International Horse Show

Has Liverpool Horse Show been cancelled?

The Liverpool International Horse Show was due to take place on Friday 31 December 2021 until Monday 3 January 2022 at the M&S Bank Arena, but the organisers have decided “the risk is just too high” to go ahead, so the show has been cancelled.

Harry Whall jumps 2.21m at Liverpool International Horse Show.

Harry Whall jumps 2.21m to share Puissance honours at Liverpool International Horse Show on 30 December 2019.

What’s on at Liverpool Horse Show?

The show combines international showjumping with captivating displays to produce entertainment suitable for the whole family. There is also brilliant shopping and fantastic New Year vibe throughout the show, making it a great place to start your year.

This year’s show was due to host the British Show Pony Society’s prestigious Mountain and Moorland Supreme Championship for the first time on 1 January 2022. This championship class was previously held at the London International Horse Show at Olympia, which has moved to Excel this year.

History of the show

The Liverpool International Horse Show was first run as a New Year show in Merseyside on 1-3 January 2016.

Organised by the team behind the massively successful Bolesworth International Horse Show, it received widespread acclaim from riders, spectators and trade stand owners alike in its first year.

The second running of the show, which is hosted at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, was held from 31 December 2016-2 January 2017, with a fabulous New Year party as part of the celebrations.

The third show ran from 29-31 December 2017, but the final performance and end of show party had to be cancelled when a major fire broke out in the car park next to the arena. The car park was the location for the show’s stabling and both horses and humans had to be evacuated as a result of the fire.

The 2018 and 2019 editions of the show went ahead as planned, but the show that was due to be held from 31 December 2020 until 3 January 2021 was cancelled owing to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.