From December 16th until 22nd December, one of the biggest equestrian events will be held at the Olympia. Situated on Hammersmith Road, the London International Horse Show will feature the only World Cup dressage qualifier in the UK.
There will also be show jumping events and plenty of galloping to watch. What’s more, there’s plenty of opportunities to shop so don’t forget your American Express UK card!
What to expect from the event
If you do head down to this great Equestrian Christmas party, you’ll get the chance to see a behind-the-scenes warm up before the events. There’s also plenty of cafés, restaurants and bars where you can relax and soak in the atmosphere. You don’t have to stray from the event at all if you don’t want to.
On Monday 16th December, guests will be treated to a brand new performance. The High School Gala Evening is a truly spectacular event. The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art will be riding stunning bay and grey Spanish stallions. To complete this impressive look, they will be wearing 18th century outfits. There will also be international competitors and a dressage master class to look forward to.
It would be worth booking joint ticket and pre-show lunch/dinner if you want to have the best experience. That way you don’t have to worry about what you’re going to do for food while you’re there. You can just turn up and enjoy the event.
If you’d like to see the action in the warm up ring, you will need to book separate tickets. All tickets are available now and it’s worth booking early just in case your chosen dates sell out quickly.
Plenty of shopping opportunities
There will be more than 250 shops in the ShoppingVillage. You’ll find equestrian goodies as well as jewellery, gifts and novelty items. There will also be a range of fine art on offer. If you’re looking for unique Christmas gift ideas then this is the perfect place to look. You’ll find plenty of unique shops that can’t be found on the high street. This ensures your gift will be truly unique.
The London International Horse Show is one of the biggest events of the year, so why not make the most of your American Express while you’re there? The event finishes just two days before Christmas. You could even declare your own interest in hosting a stall in the shopping village via the Olympia website.