The London International Horse Show News

Jon Doney (1949 -2020)

It is with great sadness that the Organising Committees of Royal Windsor Horse Show and Olympia, The London International Horse Show learned that Jon Doney MBE passed away today. Jon was an absolute stalwart of the Shows, serving initially as Course Designer, and then President of the Ground Jury (CSI and National) for both Olympia and…

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Scott Brash Sees Out Olympia 2019 in Style

The final night crowd were in for a real treat as a thrilling competition unfolded in the showpiece Turkish Airlines Olympia Grand Prix. It was horsemanship at its best as Scott Brash, in the very last round of 2019, produced a magical display on Hello Vincent to snatch the prize from his six rivals in…

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Shalt’n Peppa Shakes it Up

Rising star Jodie Hall-McAteer punched the air and hugged her horse as she realised she had won the coveted Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championship with two superb clear rounds on Shalt’n Peppa. Under a new format, the young riders went through a qualifier on Friday, won by Georgia Tame on Quintella, and then the…

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Dyffryngwy Sir Picasso Looks a Picture

Emma Burrow had the perfect wedding and Christmas present combined when her Welsh Section D Dyffryngwy Sir Picasso was judged champion of the BSPS Ridden Mountain and Moorland Championship final sponsored by LeMieux. The 26 ponies qualified for the final, representing all the native breeds – Shetland, Exmoor, Dartmoor, New Forests, Dales, Fell, Connemara, Highland…

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No Monkeying Around for Vilm

Belgium’s Vilm Vermeir achieved his first Olympia win with a bold display of speed riding in the Martin Collins Enterprises Christmas Tree Stakes. Riding King Kong d’Avifauna, Vermeir, who was last to go in the six-horse jump-off, had to throw his heart into the round to take the win. “I thought they were going faster…

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The Sinner is a winner for Martin Fuchs

Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs brought his storming year to a close with a superbly ridden win in the eighth leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™. The reigning European champion, fresh from a big win in Geneva last weekend, was second to go in a six-horse jump-off and pulled off a brilliantly accurate turn to…

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Darragh Lives the Dream

Darragh Kenny became the third Irishman to win the big evening class at Olympia when scooping the Longines Christmas Cracker on his exciting Tokyo Olympic prospect Classic Dream. Kenny was fastest rider in a thrilling eight-man jump-off, beating the Netherlands’ Bart Bles on Gin D by 1.27 seconds. William Whitaker’s great show continued with third…

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Lady Jockeys Come Out On Top

It was definitely girls’ night as the female jockeys’ team trounced their male counterparts in an exhilarating battle for the Markel Jockeys Jumping in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund, a contest that had the packed Olympia audience roaring with excitement as the two teams of five got to grips with borrowed horses and unfamiliar…

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Focus and Speed Keeps Exell Ahead

The competition was fierce in the FEI Driving World CupTM today with drivers aiming to gain maximum points towards their World Cup Final qualification at Bordeaux. First to go was Daniel Naprous, whose fast and skillful driving is impressing many around the circuit. However, after yesterday’s success luck was not with Daniel and he had…

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