PRIORITY TICKETS FOR THE WORLD’S GREATEST EQUESTRIAN CHRISTMAS PARTY, OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW, GO ON SALE
Tickets for Olympia, The London International Horse Show, taking place from Monday 17 – Sunday 23 December 2018, are on sale.
Over 90,000 spectators travelled to watch the world’s top riders take centre stage in 2017, with numbers expected to soar at this year’s Show.
Ticket purchasers are advised to apply early to avoid disappointment, as the week-long equestrian spectacle is predicted to sell-out in 2018.
Host to three FEI World Cup™ events in Driving, Dressage and Show Jumping, the UK’s largest indoor Show will once again feature the world’s best riders in the iconic Olympia Grand Hall. Kicking-off the week will be the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Leg on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 December, won by Swedish rider Patrik Kittel in 2017, with the FEI Driving World Cup™ Leg presented by Dodson & Horrell taking place on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 December. The Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ leg, which last year saw six of the top ten riders in the world compete, will take place on Saturday 22 December, after crowds were treated to a faultless performance by Julien Epaillard in 2017 as he took the title from 2016 winner, and leading Brit, Scott Brash.
Olympia is set to feature top international Show Jumping competitions throughout the week, with the return of the sell-out Cayenne Puissance on Wednesday 19 December, last year won by Britain’s leading lady rider, Laura Renwick, and the pinnacle of the week’s Show Jumping action, the unmissable Olympia Grand Prix wrapping up the competition on Sunday 23 December.
The hugely successful ‘Race Night’ at Olympia will be returning for yet another year, featuring the popular Markel Champions Challenge in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund. The 2017 Challenge saw ten of the greatest ever jockeys, including team captains Frankie Dettori and Sir A P McCoy, compete head-to-head in an exhilarating relay Show Jumping competition. The unmissable evening of race themed entertainment will be taking place on Friday 21 December.
The Osborne Refrigerators Shetland Pony Grand National, which in 2017 saw a stellar line-up of young jockeys following in the footsteps of their parents, including son of flat racing legend Frankie Dettori, will add to the roster of action taking place throughout the week, alongside The Kennel Club Dog Agility. The Show will also welcome a number of international equestrian displays, due to be announced later in the year.
In between competitions and performances, visitors will have the chance to shop in the Show’s luxury Shopping Village, featuring over 200 stands showcasing equestrian goods, jewellery, home décor and clothing, just in time for the festive season.
More information about Olympia, The London International Horse Show, including how to buy tickets, can be found here, in addition to performance announcements, and a detailed Show schedule in due course.