For most in the horse world, Christmas hasn’t started until they’ve attended Olympia Horse Show. The 2020 London International Horse Show show in the heart of the city was cancelled owing to coronavirus and the 2021 show is going to move to the ExCeL center for at least one year, maybe longer, owing to redevelopment of the Kensington, Olympia venue.
As well as the show’s traditional favourites, such as the Shetland Pony Grand National and the Christmas finale, Olympia Horse Show also features top class action from across the disciplines, including the FEI World Cup Dressage competitions, proudly supported by Horse & Hound.
The big red wall puts in an annual appearance in front of a sell-out crowd, with the action turning to five-star and national showjumping and driving later in the week. The feature showjumping classes are the FEI World Cup and the Olympia grand prix, providing a great spectacle in the Grand Hall, Olympia.
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 attendance is a pre-Christmas ritual 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.
Olympia Horse 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.