Organisers of the Olympia, The London International Horse Show are delighted to announce that a brand-new event, ‘Dressage Unwrapped’ will take place on Monday 16 December at 4pm. Under the glass roof of Olympia Grand, three of Britain’s most celebrated dressage riders, Carl Hester, Gareth Hughes and Richard Davison will unwrap the secrets of dressage for the Olympia audience.
In a ninety-minute event they will explore all aspects of dressage including; producing, training and managing dressage horses, what it means to compete and how to cope with the pressures of competition. There will be plenty of entertaining discussion between the three of them and perhaps a few disagreements along the way. Whatever happens, the crowd will certainly learn something and definitely be entertained.
Hester, Hughes and Davison will invite some of their well-known equestrian friends as students to help them demonstrate their points. To date these include Performance Manager to Britain’s Senior Eventing Team, Richard Waygood and one of Britain’s best loved eventers, Olympic, World and European Medalist Pippa Funnell. Further celebrated equestrian guests are to be announced in the near future.
Ticket holders for the Monday evening performance, which includes the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Grand Prix, will have exclusive access to the ‘Dressage Unwrapped’ session.
Olympia Show Director, Simon-Brooks Ward said: “We are absolutely delighted to be hosting our first ever ‘Dressage Unwrapped’ at this year’s Show and are proud to be welcoming Carl, Gareth, Richard, Pippa and Richard to the arena. I’m looking forward to hearing about the other mystery guests.
“I know this is going to be a very entertaining event, but I hope it will also be educational and provide some great insights into dressage. It will really add to Monday’s Olympia performance.”
‘Dressage Unwrapped’ will take place on Monday 16 December, at 4pm, as a part of Monday’s already publicised mix of displays from The Shetland Pony Grand National, The Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, Jean François Pignon and his new ‘Black and White’ display and the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Grand Prix supported by Horse & Hound.