Olympia, The London International Horse Show (12-18 December 2017), will be coming to homes across the UK with extensive broadcast coverage of London’s international equestrian event on the BBC.
Over fourteen hours of live action will be aired throughout the week, indicating the importance of Olympia as an international equestrian event and providing equestrian and sporting fans alike excellent access to the top-class competition.
Show Director, Simon Brooks-Ward commented: ‘We are thrilled to be working with the BBC at Olympia once again. The BBC coverage is important not only for the show but also for the sport. Bringing world class Dressage, Show Jumping and Carriage Driving to a wider UK audience keeps equestrianism on the map and it provides viewers with the opportunity to see Olympic champions competing in world class competitions.
Highlights to look out for include the FEI World Cup™ competitions in Dressage and Show Jumping in which the world’s top riders and Olympic gold medallists, including Ben Maher and Scott Brash, will compete. In addition, coverage will include international classes such as the Cayenne Puissance, and the Olympia Grand Prix as well as the Markel Champions Challenge, in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund.
Further coverage will include footage of Olympia’s equestrian displays; The Mounted Branch of the Metropolitan Police Activity Ride and the Chilean Huasos, along with the Kennel Club Dog Agility, The Shetland Pony Grand National and the Olympia Christmas Finale.
Internationally live coverage of the Dressage, Jumping and Driving FEI World Cup competitions is available on FEI TV and additional post-event coverage will be broadcast on Horse & Country TV.
Olympia, The London International Horse Show may be viewed online and on TV. The day-by-day coverage listing is as follows*:
Wednesday 13 December
Thursday 14 December
Friday 15 December
Featuring The Markel Champions Challenge, in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund and The Longines Christmas Cracker
Saturday 16 December
Sunday 17 December
Monday 18 December
Featuring The Mince Pie Stakes and The Olympia Grand Prix
Tuesday 19 December
Horse & Country TV will feature highlights from the Show from 18 December onwards, including the FEI Dressage, Driving and Show Jumping, along with the Cayenne Puissance, the Longines Christmas Cracker and the Olympia Grand Prix.