See also: Olympia Horse Show
Olympia Competitors Announced
The anticipated London horse show at Olympia which takes place between the 17th to 23rd has announced some of the entrants that will be taking part in the Reem Acra FEI World Cup dressage series as well as for the Rolex FEI World Cup Jumping competition which is presented by H&M.
This years dressage competition is going to be as tough as ever with entries from Britain including Richard Davison and Artemis, Carl Hester and Uthopia and Charlotte Dujardin riding Valegro as well as Michael Eilberg and Half Moon Delphi. Germany's Isabell Werth riding Der Stern and Helen Langehanenberg riding the impressive Damon Hill have also entered along with Netherlands Edward Gal with Glock's Undercover and Claudia Fassaert for Belgium riding Donnerfree.
The show jumping will also be hotly contested with the likes of Marcus Ehning (GER), Cian O'Connor (IRL), Kevin Staut (FRA), Abdel Said (EGY) and Ludo Philippaerts (BEL) as well as Britain's Scott Brash, Peter Charles, William Funnel, Tina Fletcher, Nick Skelton, Tim Stockdale, Guy Williams, John Whitaker, Michael Whitaker and Robert Whitaker all hoping to participate over the course of the week.
As well as the main dressage, show jumping and driving competitions there will also be dog agility competitions, displays from Jean Francois Pignon and from the Barcelona Police Mounted Unit as well as the hair raising Osborne Refrigerators Shetland Grand National.
Olympia is also very well known for its shopping which is open from Tuesday onwards, with around 200 shops available offering a wide range of goods from clothing, jewellery and horse tack to art work and children's gifts.
Olympia Show Dates
The show dates and some of the events that will be taking place over the course of the week include: