Olympia is the only UK Show to host all three FEI World Cup Qualifiers in Dressage, Show Jumping and Driving. Each performance includes an equestrian competition along with a variety of displays from around the World.
To me, Olympia is the big equestrian Christmas party. There is top competition but the atmosphere is a bit more fun, I think, than a lot of top horse shows. The shopping is so good and just before Christmas, it is ideal for a splurge for horsey friends and family – or more likely me!
I really enjoy the Veteran Final at Olympia – I think it is such a joy to see some old stars in such great shape, still strutting their stuff in the ring. Maybe I am getting sentimental with my gorgeous Pie now into his 20s.
My most memorable experience was doing a demonstration with my Aunt (Kelly Marks), the wonderful Pie and the incredible Joey (War Horse) at Olympia a few years ago. It was such a fun day and riding War Horse was such an experience although unsurprisingly very uncomfortable!
There is certainly something for everyone at this one. Fun for all the family. Even the non-horsey husband enjoys this one!
Fore more information visit the Olympia Horse Show website