‘Dashing through the snow, in a one horse open sleigh, over the fields we go, laughing all the way, bells on bobtail ring, making spirits bright, what fun it is to laugh and sing, a sleighing song tonight…’ there is just something rather Christmassy about horses. Whether you’re listening to Prokofiev’s Troika or watching snowy period drama sleigh rides, the sound of hooves crunching against snow and the sound of bells on bridles just hold a joyful festive mystique. So where better to indulge your equine longing this season than at the Olympia International Horse Show 2015!?
Walking through into the great hall of the Olympia it is instantly clear that you have entered into a very magical place. It is as though the sugar plum pony has pirouetted through the venue with a bag of Christmas sparkle, secretly endowing the entire location with the buzz of anticipation. For this is the hot ticket of the equestrian calendar, where you count down not just to Christmas but to the very best in elite equestrianism.
Olympia Christmas International Horse Show is a bit like a Christmas stocking… it offers a variety of amazing gifts, some more expensive than others. There are the chocolate coins and fun little games that are summed up by the likes of the Shetland Pony Grand National and dog agility classes but then you have the more expensive special presents that have been on the top of your Christmas list all year long; we’re talking world class international showjumping and dressage the like of which simply won’t be found anywhere else!
2015 promises to be the most neigh-tastic year yet, showcasing the world’s best riders, including three FEI world No.1s in Dressage, Show Jumping and Carriage Driving. Not only are there the spectacular arena extravaganzas complete with Father Christmas’s horse-drawn sleigh but also the entire shopping hall bedecked with festive treats for the horsey and non-horsey alike.
So make sure you trot on to the Olympia Christmas International Horse Show this year. Scour the food hall for festive treats, let your mouth gape open in awe at the height of the puissance jumps, and laugh and smile at the Shetland Grand National. We don’t know what you want for Christmas but we’re pretty sure that after a night at Olympia Christmas International Horse Show it will be a pony!