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Marcus Ehning Wins Rolex Grand Prix at Indoor Brabant

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13 March 2016, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands – Marcus Ehning rode Cornado NRW to win the Rolex Grand Prix at Indoor Brabant in the Netherlands, with Hans-Dieter Dreher in second and Willem Greve in third place.

The world’s best riders gave everything to win the CSI5* Rolex Grand Prix with competitors from 13 different nations from as far as Australia, USA and Qatar. The Netherlands were the strongest represented with the home nation fielding 11 riders, followed by Germany with six and Belgium with five world-class combinations.

The Louis Koninckx designed course was a challenging and technical ask for the riders, who had to tackle a 13-fence first course set with a very tight time. From the 40 starters, just 12 went clear and within the time to make it through to the jump-off.

Commenting on his victory, Marcus Ehning said, “I was really pleased with my horse. He was fantastic – it was a great course and great fans as always here.”

It was not to be for 2015 winner Daniel Deusser from Germany, riding Cornet D’Amour, who just tipped one fence down in the second round. The jump-off thrilled the packed crowds who were on the edge of their seats as the final riders battled it out for the Rolex Grand Prix prize.

The passionate home fans had to settle for a third place with Willem Greve finishing less than one second behind the German pair of Ehning and Dreher, with only four riders managing a double-clear.

In ninth position was Rolex Testimonee, and the first and only winner of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, Scott Brash, who had one fence down early in the jump-off round.

From 10-13 March the medieval city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch became the focal point for international show jumping as it staged four days of exceptional equestrian sport. Indoor Brabant’s long and distinguished history, combined with its long-term partnership with Rolex – which was extended in 2014 – has strengthened s’Hertogenbosch’s position at the top of the international indoor show jumping circuit.   In this 49th edition of the show, it combined both elite-level show jumping and dressage.

There were several top CSI5* jumping classes over the four days of competition, with the Rolex Grand Prix bringing the show to an exciting climax on Sunday evening.

Rolex Equestrian Testimonees Compete at ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Rolex Testimonees have taken the honours in the showpiece jumping class at Indoor Brabant on no less than four occasions since 2003. French rider Kevin Staut won the Rolex Grand Prix in 2014; Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum took back-to-back wins in 2005 and 2006; while Brazil’s Rodrigo Pessoa and the legendary Baloubet du Rouet jumped to victory in 2003.

Four of Rolex’s Testimonees were competing in this year’s Grand Prix, including Rolex’s newest Testimonee, Scott Brash; Kevin Staut from France; Irish rider and Rolex’s youngest Testimonee, Bertram Allen; and leading Swiss rider and current Olympic champion, Steve Guerdat. Brash finished in the highest position, after making it to the jump-off but was unlucky in tipping one pole down dropping him down to finish in ninth position.

It was not to be for Guerdat as he rode a perfect clear jumping round, but picked up just one time penalty ruling him out of the jump-off. The Swiss champion will now be looking ahead to CHIO Aachen 2016 having triumphed in the Rolex Grand Prix at CHI Geneva in December 2015. Guerdat, who is currently the live contender for the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, is hoping to emulate the historic feat achieved by Scott Brash at Spruce Meadows in 2015.

World Class Dressage

As well as top class show jumping, Indoor Brabant played host to two days of world class dressage, including the ninth leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage.

At the 2014 show, Rolex Testimonee Isabell Werth won both the Grand Prix and Freestyle events. Sadly due to a late injury to her prized horse Don Johnson, Werth was forced to withdraw from the competition.

The 2016 edition was won by Hans Peter Minderhoud (NED) who steered Glock’s Flirt to a stylish victory.

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National Entries Now Open for Royal Windsor Horse Show 2016

National Entries for Royal Windsor Horse Show 2016 are now open for all those hoping to compete at the prestigious Horse Show, which takes place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle from Wednesday 11 to Sunday 15 May 2016.

As the first major outdoor equine show of the season and with such a great array of National Jumping, Invitational National Dressage and over 120 showing classes on offer, ranging from lead rein show ponies to heavyweight cobs, organisers of the five-day action packed show are predicting record entries to this year’s event.

To help accommodate the growing demand for national competition at the show, a new addition to 2016 will be the Adelaide Arena at the south end of the show ground which will host many of the In Hand Showing classes.

Windsor will also be introducing CSI Amateur-A classes to this year’s event, open to national and international riders, where five classes will be held over the course of the Show.

National Competition Highlights at Royal Windsor 2016 include:

  • Wednesday 11th May
    –         National Show Jumping
    –         Hunters
    –         Sport Horse
    –         Part Bred and Anglo Arabs
    –         Riding Horses
    –          Senior Showing
  • Thursday 12th May
    –         National Show Jumping
    –         Working Hunters
    –         Hackneys
    –         RoR/TBA Retrained Racehorse Challenge Championship
    –         Coloured Horse/Ponies, Ridden and In Hand
  • Friday 13th May
    –         Mountain and Moorlands, In Hand
    –         Hacks
    –         Cobs
    –         Haflingers
  • Saturday 14th May
    –         Services Team Jumping
    –         Mountain and Moorland Working Hunter Ponies
    –         Mountain and Moorlands, Ridden
    –         Inter Schools Show Jumping
  • Sunday 15th May
    –         Pony Club Show Jumping
    –         University Show Jumping
    –         Intermediate Show Hunter/Riding Type
    –         Appaloosas
    –         Portuguese Lusitanos
    –         Spanish Andalusians

In between the hotly contested classes, competitors will also have the chance to watch some of the world’s best equestrian performers who will be showcasing their acts ahead of performing in the evening for The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations, which takes place on the last four evenings of Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Other highlights include CSI 4* International Jumping, the Land Rover International Driving Grand Prix CAIO4* World Cup Qualifier, and performances from The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, The Shetland Pony Grand National and DAKS Pony Club Mounted Games. In addition, there will be a shopping village with over 220 shops selling all things from equestrian goods to homeware and much sought after fashion brands as well as other delights such as pop-up restaurants, bars, cafes and food stalls throughout the site.

For more information on this year’s programme and for those wishing to take part in Royal Windsor 2016 please go to www.rwhs.co.uk.

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Royal Windsor Horse Show

The Show will take place from 11-15 May 2016. Over 50,000 visitors are expected to attend the 74th year of Royal Windsor Horse Show which offers its audience astounding displays in the main Castle Arena, such as the DAKS Pony Club Mounted Games and The Shetland Pony Grand National. As well as the equestrian competitions and activities, there are over 220 shops in the Shopping Village, with a wide range of goods for sale, from jewellery and fashion, to food and drink. Her Majesty The Queen has attended every year since the Show started in 1943 and it is the only time of the year that the private grounds of Windsor Castle are open to the public. Royal Windsor Horse Show is organised by Windsor Equestrian Promotions Ltd, a part of HPower Group, also organisers of Olympia, The London International Horse Show www.hpower.co.uk.

The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration

Due to The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration taking place in the evenings following the Horse Show, there will be no evening performances at Royal Windsor Horse Show this year. These will return for 2017. The Horse Show will be ending at about 6pm each day. Royal Windsor Horse Show tickets do not include access to The Queen’s Birthday Celebration and there will be nowhere to watch the performance without The Celebration ticket.

Musketeer Event Management and BEDE Events Launch Shearwater Insurance Tri-Star Grand Slam

Alec Lochore of Musketeer Event Management and Stuart Buntine of BEDE Events have joined forces to launch an exciting new CIC3* Grand Slam, thanks to generous sponsorship from Shearwater Insurance.

The Shearwater Insurance Tri-Star Grand Slam has a refreshingly tempting £50,000, ‘winner-takes-all’ prize for any rider who can win three of the five CIC3* events: Burnham Market International, Belton International, Houghton International, Hopetoun International, and Burgham International in 2016.

Jeremy Lawton, Managing Director of Shearwater Insurance, is a long-standing supporter of eventing, Shearwater Insurance famously owning 2004 individual Olympic gold medal winning Shear l’Eau as well as his 2000 Olympic team silver medal winning brother Shear H2O. Jeremy’s in-depth knowledge of the sport ranges from horses starting out at their first events to those tackling the biggest competitions on the circuit.

“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Shearwater Insurance Tri-Star Grand Slam. Being experienced event horse owners ourselves we have supported the sport for many years and recognise the importance of offering good prize money across all levels of competition.

“The costs involved in owning, training and entering horses have only increased and we want to ensure that all riders have the potential to cover these costs. The hope is that by creating a prize pot of £50,000 we can not only support dedicated owners and riders but also raise the profile of the sport. By pitching the prize fund at the 3* level we believe that we have created a real opportunity for aspiring and amateur riders to win a significant amount of money,” explained Jeremy.

“As multiple event organisers and past competitors, Stuart and I are only too aware of the costs involved, both in competing and in ‘running the show’,” said Alec Lochore. “Facilitating opportunities like this, I hope, show competitors that we are responding to their concerns regarding the level of prize money available in the sport and rewarding them for their skill and dedication.”

“To have such enthusiastic support from Shearwater Insurance is fantastic,” added Stuart. “Its generous prize fund is a real ‘golden goose’ that we hope will bring out the competitive nature of all riders competing at 3* level, and reward any rider who can achieve what is anything but an easy task.”

Martyn Johnson, organiser of Burgham Horse Trials, expressed his enthusiasm for the Grand Slam. “I am delighted Burgham is a part of the Shearwater Insurance Tri-Star Grand Slam. It is a great concept which I think will really help to promote the sport and is a giant step in progressing the issues surrounding prize money for riders. A huge thanks should go to Jeremy Lawton and Shearwater as well for joining Stuart and Alec in his support of this progressive initiative.”

Early rider feedback has been positive. Australian Badminton winner Paul Tapner commented: “Eventing is a hugely popular, exciting and extreme equestrian sport. It is long overdue a prize fund to match its exhilarating nature and reward the expertise and dedication of the participants, both human and equine.

“International Event Riders on the world’s most competitive competition circuit here in the UK will all be hugely excited and motivated by the Tri-Star Grand Slam innovation. We are massively grateful to Shearwater Insurance for their longstanding, and now substantially increased, support of our sport.”

David Holmes, British Eventing Chief Executive, added: “British Eventing are delighted to be a part of this exciting new Grand Slam initiative, delivering riders, owners, sponsors and spectators with a thrilling competition to follow throughout the season. It is great to see the support of Shearwater Insurance who are able to help provide riders and their connections with a generous prize pot to aim for through some of the most prestigious three star events in the country.”

The five events in the series are as follows – Burnham Market International: 1-3 April; Belton Park International: 15-17 April; Houghton International: 26-29 May; Hopetoun International: 17-19 June; Burgham International: 29-30 July.

For more information and high res images, please contact Stuart Buntine at stuart@bedeltd.co.uk. For more information about Shearwater Insurance, please visit their website: www.shearwater-insurance.co.uk.

Statement on Bertram Allen (IRL), on Behalf of Olympia

Following the Olympia Grand Prix CSI5* at Olympia, The London International Horse Show (GBR) on 21 December, 2015, Bertram Allen (IRL) was disqualified by the Ground Jury under Article 242.3.1 of the FEI Jumping Rules when the FEI Steward tasked with the mandatory post-competition boot and bandage control reported to the Ground Jury that Allen’s horse, Quiet Easy, had presented with blood on the offside (right) flank.

An appeal was lodged by Ms Mhairi Alexander who had been appointed by the Rider and Mrs E Phillips, the Owner, to speak on their behalf. The Appeal Committee heard from the Ground Jury, the FEI Steward and the appointed representative of the Rider.

The Appeal Committee upheld the decision of the Ground Jury that Bertram Allen was correctly disqualified from the competition.

The class was awarded to Michael Whitaker (GBR) and Viking.

Appeal Committee President Val Turner (GBR).

FEI Jumping Rules Article 242.3.1 – Mandatory Disqualification – (‘Horses bleeding on the flank(s), in the mouth or nose or marks indicating excessive use of spurs or of the whip anywhere on the Horse’)

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Emanuele Guadiano Does an Italian Job on the Longines FEI World Cup Leg

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Dashing Italian rider Emanuele Gaudiano snatched victory in the Longines FEI World Cup™ leg presented by H&M at Olympia, The London International Horse Show, with an audacious display of speed jumping on his heroic chestnut gelding, Admara.

At one stage in the marathon 17-horse jump-off it looked as if the British were keeping their World Cup™ leg to themselves with Ben Maher on the feisty chestnut mare Diva ll, world number one Scott Brash (Hello M’lady) and Guy Williams (Titus) heading the leaderboard.

But the Italian police officer blew them out of the water with his ambitious round, shaving 0.95 secs off Ben’s time. The remaining riders – Germany’s Marco Kutscher and Hans-Dieter Dreher, Britain’s Laura Renwick, Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat and Ireland’s Bertram Allen – couldn’t get close and it all came down to the last rider, Britain’s Michael Whitaker on Viking.

The packed house roared Michael down to the final fence, but he had struggled to get a good stride to either the third or fourth fences and, despite his desperate efforts, he finished just 0.13 secs slower than Ben to slot into third place.

‘I don’t think the course was too easy,’ said Michael, commenting on the large number through to the jump-off. ‘In fact, it was quite difficult. It’s just that everyone had really prepared their horses well and had been saving them for this class plus the standard is now very high.’

Portuguese course-designer, Bernardo Costa Cabral, admitted that the course was ‘difficult to build for these superstars.’ He commented: ‘Achieving a balance is a thin line. It wasn’t the highest track but it obviously rode tougher than it walked. However, it resulted in a brilliant jump-off.’

‘Emanuele certainly spoiled our party,’ joked Ben, ‘but I don’t think I could have done any more. My horse did everything for me – it felt like coming down to the last at Cheltenham! I’ve been a bit short of horse power this year, but she has always come forward for me when it matters and I won’t forget that.’

‘And I love my horse,’ declared Emanuele of the 10-year-old by Padinus that he has owned since a two-year-old. ‘He is clever and careful. I tried my best and it was good! I particularly chose to come here to try to qualify for the World Cup because I love this show, so to win here is great.’

Emanuele is now looking good for the Longines FEI World Cup™ Final at Gothenburg, Sweden, in March; his win has propelled him from 42nd to 13th in the rankings which are headed by Germany’s Christian Ahlmann.

The FEI’s World Cup Director John Roche congratulated Olympic Director Simon Brooks-Ward and his team on an outstanding show. ‘It’s a great surface, horses love to jump in this environment and riders have the best crowd in the world behind him,’ added Ben Maher. ‘This is why it’s my favourite show.’

To view the full results, click HERE.

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Olympia, The London International Horse Show
The first international horse show took place in the Olympia halls in 1907. Olympia, The London International Horse Show, the event we see today, was started by Raymond Brooks-Ward in 1971. This year’s show takes place on 15-21 December 2015 in the Olympia Exhibition Hall, located in West Kensington London. The show will play host to a packed timetable of all things equestrian and is expected to welcome over 90,000 visitors. It is regarded as one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious equine competitions. The show mixes top class equestrian action, including FEI World Cup™ Jumping, Dressage and Driving with family entertainment, such as the Osborne Refrigerators Shetland Pony Grand National and The Kennel Club Dog Agility.

Highlights Film from the Rolex Grand Prix and the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final at CHI Geneva

Re-Live the Excitement of the World’s Leading Indoor Show Jumping Event

The Rolex Grand Prix at CHI Geneva is one of the three Majors that forms the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, and is the most prestigious indoor grand prix on the international equestrian circuit. CHI Geneva is also host to the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final, the only show jumping competition that invites the world’s Top 10 riders to compete over two rounds at the end of year finale.

Re-live the excitement of the four days of competition at the world’s leading indoor show jumping event, and watch Rolex Testimonees Steve Guerdat and Kent Farrington win the prestigious Rolex Grand Prix and Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final titles, respectively.

Please find below a short copyright free news film, presented by Rolex:

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WBFSH Rolex Award Ceremony 2015 in Geneva

Valegro and Charlotte Dujardin. Photos: Ridehesten.com.

The world’s leading breeders gathered in the city of Geneva Saturday night to be honoured for their extraordinary breeding products. The winners of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses Rolex Breeder Rankings in dressage, show jumping and eventing received their WBFSH diplomas presented by Jan Pedersen, president of the WBFSH, and an exquisite Rolex watch presented by Laurent Delanney of Rolex.

Dutch breeders Martje and Joop Hanse won the dressage prize for the third consecutive year whilst Belgian breeder Willy Taets won the show jumping prize for the second year in a row.

Please visit the WBFSH website to read the individual portraits of the winning breeders.

Hello Sanctos and Scott Brash
Hello Sanctos and Scott Brash

The award winners are:

Martje and Joop Hanse, the Netherlands for breeding the No. 1 dressage horse Valegro by Negro/Gerswin

Willy Taets, Belgium for breeding the No. 1 show jumping horse Hello Sanctos by Quasimodo vd Molendreef/Nabab de Reve

Rolf Lück, Germany for breeding the No. 1 eventing horse Horseware Hale Bob by Ituango xx/Carismo

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Horseware Hale Bob and Ingrid Klimke
Horseware Hale Bob and Ingrid Klimke

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Email: tbj@wbfsh.org

Tickets Go on Sale for Royal Windsor Horse Show 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the UK’s largest outdoor equestrian show, Royal Windsor Horse Show, which will take place from Wednesday 11 to Sunday 15 May 2016, in the stunning grounds of Windsor Castle.

After last year’s roaring success, which saw record crowds flock to the five-day event to watch world-class competitions and phenomenal displays, the show has further enhanced its status by becoming a 4* international jumping event.

This exciting news also coincides with the announcement that during the evenings of Royal Windsor Horse Show, the Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations will take place from 12-15 May. Visitors to Royal Windsor Horse Show will get the exclusive opportunity to see many of the global acts, such as The Oman Royal Cavalry, Chilean Huasos, New Zealand Army Band, South Australian Police Band, The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and The Household Cavalry, performing their full routines during the day.

Royal Windsor is a highlight of the British equestrian calendar and marks the start to the busy summer show season. The prestigious show is set in the beautiful private grounds of Windsor Castle, the only time of year they are accessible to the public, and has been attended by HM The Queen, who is also Patron to Royal Windsor, every year since it began in 1944.

Next year, the jam-packed horse show will host international competitions in Show Jumping (CSI1* and CSI4*), Carriage Driving (Land Rover International Driving Grand Prix), Endurance (CEI1*) and National Dressage, plus over 120 showing classes and outstanding equestrian displays. Other highlights include performances from The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, The Shetland Pony Grand National, DAKS Pony Club Mounted Games as well as being able to enjoy international displays from the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration. In addition, there will be a shopping village with over 220 shops selling all things from equestrian goods to homeware and much sought after fashion brands as well as other delights such as pop-up restaurants, bars, cafes and food stalls throughout the site.

Once again, Royal Windsor Horse Show organisers are delighted to offer free admission to all visitors on the opening day of the show on Wednesday 11 May, and offer tickets free of charge to children on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 May. The remaining ticket prices for 2016 are as follows: Thursday 12 May the admission fee for adults will be £16.00 and on Friday 13 May it will be £20.00. On Saturday 14 May and Sunday 15 May showground entry will be £25.00 for adults and £10.00 for children. There are discounts for group bookings and family value tickets for two adults and three children for £50 on either Saturday or Sunday.

For those seeking a more exclusive experience at Royal Windsor, membership packages are now also available to purchase and will include access to the Members Enclosure, which has seating near to the Royal Box, a Members restaurant, bar and terrace which all overlook the main Castle Arena.

All tickets can be purchased on www.rwhs.co.uk or telephone the box office on 0844 581 4960 from the UK and +44 (0) 121 767 4660 internationally.

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Royal Windsor Horse Show

The Show will take place from 11-15 May 2016. Over 40,000 visitors are expected to attend the 74th year of Royal Windsor Horse Show which offers its audience astounding displays in the main Castle Arena, such as The Musical Ride from the Household Calvary Mounted Regiment the DAKS Pony Club Mounted Games and The Shetland Pony Grand National. As well as the equestrian competitions and activities, there are over 200 shops in the Shopping Village, with a wide range of goods for sale, from jewellery and fashion, to food and drink. Her Majesty The Queen has attended every year since it started in 1944 and it is the only time of the year that the private grounds of Windsor Castle are open to the public. Royal Windsor Horse Show is organised by HPower Group, also organisers of Olympia, The London International Horse Show www.hpower.co.uk.

The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration

Due to The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration taking place in the evenings following the Horse Show, there will be no evening performances at Royal Windsor Horse Show this year. These will return for 2017. The Horse Show will be ending at about 6pm each day.

Royal Windsor Horse Show tickets do not include access to The Queen’s Birthday Celebration and there will be nowhere to watch the performance without the Celebration ticket.

CHI Geneva Again Number 1 in the World

Geneva, Switzerland, 9 November 2015 – The Concours Hippique International de Genève (CHI) has been voted the world’s best show-jumping event for the 7th time. This distinction has been awarded by the Année Hippique and the International Jumping Riders Club (IJRC). A just recognition for the almost 30-strong organisation committee and around 700 volunteers, without whom the event quite simply could not take place.

For the 7th time, the title of best show-jumping event in the world has gone to CHI Geneva. Both riders and the public had a vote, so this choice rewards the efforts of the committee and its volunteers for staging a quality event that riders and spectators alike appreciate.

In addition to Geneva for show jumping, Aachen (Germany) has again been paid tribute for dressage, along with the eventing of Luhmühlen (Germany), organiser of one of the five top (4-star) events in the world. As for the riders, the title of best eventing rider goes to the German rider Ingrid Klimke, and Carl Hester from Britain gets gold in dressage. In the show jumping category, Olympic champion Steve Guerdat, winner of the 2015 World Cup in Las Vegas, has been voted best rider.

The award ceremony takes place at Palexpo on Saturday, 12 December at 2pm. This largest indoor arena in the world is where the committee and volunteers of CHI Geneva will receive their prize. The German organisers of Aachen and Luhmühlen will also be present, as will Steve Guerdat.

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World Class Dressage Riders Reveal Training Tips at Olympia, the London International Horse Show

29 October 2015 – OLYMPIA, the London International Horse Show welcomes two of the world’s top dressage riders, Kyra Kyrklund and Laura Tomlinson, to each perform a fascinating masterclass on Tuesday 15 December and Wednesday 16 December, respectively.

Fans have the rare opportunity to get up close and personal to dressage legend and six-time Olympian Kyra Kyrklund whose career spans over an impressive four decades. Kyrklund has not only competed around the world; she has also trained top international competitors across the globe from Finland, Sweden, USA, UK, Portugal, Holland and Australia. Kyrklund’s impressive portfolio of students along with her exceptional results has established her as one of the world’s most respected and admired dressage trainers. Kyrklund, who is known for her traditional techniques, will be working with an aspiring Grand Prix rider advising on the ‘dos and don’ts’ of dressage.

On Wednesday 16 December British rider, Laura Tomlinson, who retired her Olympic team gold medal winning partner – Mistral Højris – at Olympia in 2013, returns to the famous arena to treat the audience to a uniquely crafted demonstration. Taking the audience through their paces Tomlinson’s masterclass will provide the perfect insight into her training techniques, focusing in particular on how to deal with a difficult competition environment.

Living up to its reputation as one of Europe’s premier indoor equestrian events, Olympia 2015 will once again host the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage leg taking place on 15 and 16 December. Kyra Kyrklund will be performing on Tuesday 15 December, with Laura Tomlinson’s demonstration on Wednesday 16 December.

For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit the website at www.olympiahorseshow.com or telephone the box office on 0871 230 5580.

Event Highlights:

• Tuesday 15 December: Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Leg – Grand Prix
• Wednesday 16 December: Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Leg – Freestyle to Music
• Thursday 17 December: Alltech Christmas Puissance
• Friday 18 December: FEI World Cup™ Driving Leg presented by Dodson & Horrell
• Saturday 19 December: FEI World Cup™ Driving Leg Final presented by Dodson & Horrell
• Sunday 20 December: Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping leg presented by H&M
• Monday 21 December: Olympia Grand Prix

TomlinsonVisit the website here for a full programme of events.

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Olympia, The London International Horse Show
The first international horse show took place in the Olympia halls in 1907. Olympia, The London International Horse Show, the event we see today, was started by Raymond Brooks-Ward in 1971. This year’s show takes place on 15-21 December 2015 in the Olympia Exhibition Hall, located in West Kensington London. The show will play host to a packed timetable of all things equestrian and is expected to welcome over 90,000 visitors. It is regarded as one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious equine competitions. The show mixes top class equestrian action, including FEI World Cup™ Jumping, Dressage and Driving with family entertainment, such as the Osborne Refrigerators Shetland Pony Grand National and The Kennel Club Dog Agility.