out of top 10 riders in the world coming to Olympia PLUS the
organisers of the world famous Olympia International Show Jumping
Championships, London have received entries from 9 of the top 10
riders in the world along with a supporting line-up that reads like
a whos who of show jumping.
the list and jumping for the first time in England since his World
Championship win will be Dermott Lennon (IRL) along with World No.1
Ludger Beerbaum (GER) and World Cup winner Otto Becker (GER). A
total of 13 countries will be represented at the show.
British line-up will include current British No. 1 Michael Whitaker
along with three other members of his family John, Robert and Ellen.
Away from the Whitakers the audience will be looking forward
to seeing Arko, Nick Skeltons very promising Stallion. Amongst
the other British riders will be Andrew Davies who brings a strong
team including the much-recognised Captain Wellington. Richard Davenport,
William Funnell, Di Lampard, Keith Shore, Robert and Scott Smith
and Tim Stockdale complete the line-up.
Brown, Director of Olympia International Show Jumping Championships
said, A line-up this good in golf is called The Masters and
that is what this years show will be, The Masters of international
show jumping. It is a testament to the quality of the show we put
on at Olympia and the courses that Bob Ellis (GBR) builds, that
the riders fall over themselves to secure an invitation to the show.
will be a prize fund of £234,000 on offer at the 31st running
of the show and 20 world-class competitions, with the Accenture
Christmas Puissance, the World Cup Qualifier, the Masters and the
Grand Prix just four of the blue ribbon classes.
show jumping is just part of the fantastic timetable being offered
this year, the barely believable Flying Csikos from Hungary, the
Metropolitan Police as you have never seen them before and the leaping
frogs have been combined with family favourites, The Osborne Refrigerators
Shetland Pony Grand National, the Pedigree Dog Agility classes and
the traditional Christmas Finale, to give you the best pre-Christmas
opportunity for family entertainment that the country can offer.
will be ten performances at Olympia from Wednesday 19th December
Sunday 23rd December. The box office can be contacted on
0870 733 0733 or visit the website at. www.olympiashowjumping.com.