Olympia Horse Show News

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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Ireland’s Time To Shine

It was another big win for Ireland as Anthony Condon took Thursday’s big class, the Champagne-Taittinger Ivy Stakes, on his own and Pat Hales’ SFS Vincomte with two perfectly judged clear rounds, despite being the pathfinder. Success for Condon, who is from Co Waterford but lives on the Shropshire/Cheshire border, follows fellow Irishman Michael Pender’s…

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Georgia Impresses in the Young Riders’ Highlight

Young rider Georgia Tame rode two immaculate rounds to head the qualifier for the Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championships in which the top 10 riders compete in a £13,000 final on Sunday evening at Olympia. “Everyone wants to win this,” said Georgia, 22, of the prestigious contest that helped launch former world number one…

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