Show Jumping Entry Changes
to the FEIs World Cup Jumping Rules mean that the National
Show Jumping entries for this years Olympia International
Show Jumping Championships (18th-22nd December) will be through
the Ranking List only for the top 10 riders.
the past the organisers have been able to take, in addition to the
top 10 on the BSJA rankings list, the three highest placed British
riders at a special October fixture known as The Olympia Qualifier
and latterly run at Addington. Qualifiers from this show, who would
not otherwise have been seen at the main event at Olympia in recent
years, have included the likes of Liz Edgar, Keith Shore, Ellen
Whitaker and Nick Skelton.
Director, Simon Brooks-Ward said: At Olympia we can play host
to a total of 38 riders due to space for the stables, lorries and
time for the classes. The new rules have upped the number of foreign
competitors we have to have from 21 to 28 leaving us with 10 British
riders to host.
further change to counteract the effect of the loss of the qualifier
is that the organisers will invite the top 10 British riders from
the BSJAs September ranking list, not the August ranking as
in previous years.
will be ten performances at Olympia from Thursday 18th December
Monday 22nd December. The box office is contactable by telephone
0870 733 0733 (international visitors should ring 00 44 115 912
9220) or visit the web site at www.olympiashowjumping.com.
Tickets start from as little as £15 with concessions for Children
15 and under and Senior Citizens at certain performances. For Private
Boxes please call Jane Charley on 01753 847900.