🐴 A Christmas treat for equestrian fans the London International Horse Show returns for 2023 with a six-day extravaganza.
NEWSFLASH: The 2023 London International Horse Show is a wrap! Check out our EQUESTRIAN section here and HORSE RACING section here for more events coming up in or around London.
CONGRATULATIONS to Britain’s Guy Williams, on Mr Blue Sky, who won the Puissance crown. The only duo to clear 7ft 2in in the fifth and final round at the ExCel Arena! It was the fourth time the pair had won the event and a record fifth London International Horse Show title for Williams. The Longines Jumping World Cup also had a thrilling finish. Ben Maher and Enjeu De Grisien triumphed in a spectacular jump-off. At one stage it looked like Daniel Coyle riding Legacy would take the title, only for the pairing of Scott Brash and Hello Jefferson to take the lead. Step forward Brash’s Team GB teammate Maher who went clear in a breathtaking fashion to snatch a dramatic victory in the last round of the night. Stay tuned here for news of 2024 London International Horse Show tickets!
2023 EVENT PREVIEW
ExCeL London hosts the London International Horse Show after doing so to much acclaim in 2021 and 2022 (highlights below). The famous Christmas horse show has moved from Olympia London – its home for 49 years – while the venue is undergoing a redevelopment plan. London International Horse Show tickets are selling fast for 2023 which will feature two arenas for the first time.
Equestrian competition at its very best is guaranteed from Wednesday 13th December to Monday 18th December. International competition features three FEI World Cup Qualifiers in dressage, showjumping and driving. Daily performances also include the usual mix of equestrian displays. Namely the Kennel Club Dog Agility, The Shetland Pony Grand National and Christmas Finale (see link to the full daily programme below).
There are two arenas – The International Arena (main arena) and new for 2023, The London Arena.
The world’s best riders take part at the London International Horse Show. Highlights include the FEI Dressage World Cup Grand Prix on Wednesday morning and FEI Dressage World Cup Freestyle to Music on Thursday evening. On Friday evening all eyes will be on the Lemieux Puissance while on Saturday afternoon the FEI Driving World Cup takes centre stage. The FEI Jumping World Cup takes place on Saturday night and Monday’s final day concludes with the unmissable London Grand Prix. The ever-popular Shetland Pony Grand National takes places daily in the evening from Friday to Monday.
Alongside the equestrian action there’s also the famous Shopping Village to enjoy. Selling a wide range of goods from all things equestrian, to fashion, jewellery, wines, gifts, novelty items, and fine art, the village will have something for everyone.
TICKETS, TIMINGS & TRAVEL
🗝️ Doors open: Opening hours vary, the times for each day can be viewed here.
🐴 Show starts: Daily morning, afternoon and evening performances timings, together with full content, for the London International Horse Show can be viewed on the the daily programme.
🎟️ London International Horse Show tickets are off sale.
🚊🚗 Travel tips: ExCeL London has its own dedicated station, Custom House. This is on the Elizabeth line with connections to Canary Wharf, Liverpool Street, Farringdon, Paddington and Heathrow taking 3 minutes, 10 minutes, 12 minutes, 20 minutes and 43 minutes respectively. Two stations on the DLR are also nearby. Custom House for the west entrance and Prince Regent for the east entrance. If driving the venue is easily accessible from major routes including the M11 and A406. There is onsite parking for over 2,000 vehicles. For more information see this Excel London ‘Getting here’ guide.