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Olympia Horse Show

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Written by Ellie Kelly Horse Scout press

The greatest exhibition of horsemanship: Olympia Horse Show

Horses, champagne and shopping are three of my favourite things. It’s always a heady cocktail of all that with an extra helping of festive fever at The London International Horse Show. Did you know it remains the UK’s largest indoor horse show and around 3000 bottles of champagne are drunk each year?

Olympia always attracts leading riders but this year, the line-up is nothing short of orgasmic. SEVEN of the world’s top ten showjumpers, some of the GREATEST dressage riders of all time plus the current Driving WORLD CHAMPION. Then throw in some damn fine looking Chilean men doing crazy things on horseback and throng of flat and jump jockeys, most of whom are the most FAMOUS on the planet.

Christmas Jumpers

With more talent than your Aunt Roberta’s knitting skills, this year’s jumping entries will raise the roof. The British line-up includes Scott Brash, Ben Maher, leading British lady, Laura Renwick as well as John and Michael Whitaker who have almost a century’s worth of experience between them (ouch).

European challengers include former World No 1 Simon Delestre, current World No 3 and recent winner of the  Rolex IJRC Final, Kevin Staut, FEI World Cup winner Steve Guerdat, Olympic silver medallist Peder Fredricson and the effervescent Lorenzo de Luca who is always a favourite with the crowds.

Perfect piaffes and how to produce the next Valegro

Olympia would not be the same without indulging in the nations love affair with Carl and Charlotte. The pair have practically owned the place with their performances for years now. Whilst neither are competing in the FEI World Cup classes, they will be inspiring and motivating us with a Masterclass on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Wednesday Carl will be entertaining and educating on the process of making a Grand Prix horse with Charlotte as his guinea pig and at times the brunt of his wicked humour. It’s hot gossip that Charlotte will be bringing her FEI World Equestrian Games hopeful, Mount St John Freestyle for her Masterclass on Tuesday.

The FEI World Cup London leg is as hotly contested as ever. There is Patrick Kittel, Swedish Olympian and leader of the Western League, Dutch maestro, Edward Gal and the home team includes Hayley Watson-Greaves, Emile Faurie, Richard Davison, Gareth Hughes and Lara Butler.

Doing it for charity

The Markel Champions Challenge is all in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF). A cause close to most jockey’s hearts and some incredible jockeys go tête-à-tête in a relay show-jumping competition.

20-time Champion Jockey, Sir A P McCoy is coming out of retirement to lead the jump jockeys, in battle against the Flat jockeys led by none other than Frankie Dettori.  AP is not a man to rest on his laurels. “Last year, I watched from the side lines as my fellow jump jockeys got thrashed by Dettori’s boys. So this year I shall be picking my own team and shall be looking to the greats of the past to help me do this. Whilst we’ll be ultra-competitive, it’s all for such a great cause in the Injured Jockeys Fund.”

We all scream for Ex-treme

Hold your horses because once again, Olympia hosts three Driving competitions which has attracted some of the world’s best four-in-hand drivers. Thursday’s “Extreme Driving Top score” will warm up both the drivers and the spectators for the following two legs of the FEI World Cup.

As well as popular Ozzie and World champ Boyd Exell, British driver Dan Naprous will be staking a claim as will the most experienced and multi-medalled of any driver, Ijsbrand Chardon who has been at the top of the sport since the 80s.

 

All I want for Christmas…

Is an Animo show jacket, a Butet saddle and a Liberty Kelly poncho. With 225 shops embracing cutting edge fashion, bargain rugs and unique gifts, this place comes with a warning. Especially if you are anything like us and have hit the champagne bar beforehand. #shopresponsibly #tattinger

 

The Horse Scout Team will be at Olympia bringing news, views and inspiration.

 

Tickets to the London International Horse Show are still available for some performances and you can watch the best of dressage and show jumping action on the BBC.

https://www.olympiahorseshow.com/

 

 


Horse Scout partners Equites Clothing

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Horse Scout sets the fashion trend

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The equestrian world has an inextricable link with fashion industry both as a follower and a source of inspiration. Gucci, Hermes, Ralph Lauren and a number of other renowned fashion houses have used the equestrian theme as stimulus for their designs.

Horse Scout appreciates our audience is fashion conscious and discerning so we set about looking for a top-end equestrian fashion company to build a relationship with. It was a chance meeting between Horse Scout CEO Lucienne Elms and Gingi Medina founder of Equites at Blenheim Horse Trials, which sowed the seeds of the idea.

Equites clothing is equestrian fashion with a difference. It’s innovative, functional and upmarket- appealing to the discerning rider and equestrian enthusiast. This was a natural fit for Horse Scout. We follow the same philosophy and therefore saw the potential relevance to Horse Scout followers, such a partnership would create.

Equites is a pioneer in the equestrian fashion industry. They pride themselves as the world’s first high-end fashion brand following the slow fashion movement. Therefore appealing to socially conscious consumers who value quality and integrity. What is slow fashion you ask?

Slow Fashion is the movement of designing, making and purchasing garments for quality and longevity. This also involves slower production schedules, fair wages, lower carbon footprints, and minimal waste.

The team at Horse Scout are firmly behind such practices and loved the fact that Equites sources all of the label’s materials from countries, indigenous peoples and practices that service the planet. As well as giving back to the communities in which they’re cultivated. Each Equites item is designed for function and style, and is originated from the life cycle of the earth’s animals and natural elements.

The Horse Scout network will give Equites exposure to the UK’s massive equestrian community and thousands of professional riders, while driving the equestrian industry toward what has long been viewed as impossible—stylish, functional and ethical apparel and trends.

Horse Scout users are now be able to order special limited edition Equites products, and participate in the conscious, equestrian fashion movement, originated by Equites. The first 1000 orders from customers will be accepted during this pre-launch offer.

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