Olympia 2020 providing magic online

Olympia 2020, has become a free virtual event this year due coronavirus pandemic. The event was launched online today to bring people some “festive sparkle” with five days of streaming from the 16th – 20th December, with the final day hosting the ‘Ultimate Olympia Online Christmas Party’.

Event Director Simon Brooks-Ward announced “We are delighted that despite the troubles of this year, we will still be able to provide some of that Olympia magic for our visitors – albeit online, we have launched Olympia Online to help support our shops and tradestands in the run-up to Christmas, but also so the equestrian world can still enjoy their yearly Christmas party – we hope lots of fans will come together and join in the fun.”

Visitors can tune in daily from 6pm to watch highlights of Olympia from years gone by, as well as new content. Highlights will include classic Olympia moments including camel racing, the fancy dress competition, ride and drives, Valegro’s 2016 retirement, Milton’s winning rounds, Nick Skelton’s world record high jump with Lastic in 1978 and so much more.

During December on Instagram social media page people will be able to win a wide range of prizes from exhibitors. The competition is run with 20 days of Advent calendar and prizes daily behind a brick in the puissance wall. Prizes include anything from a bucket of horse treats to a magnum of Champagne Taittinger, to an exclusive equine photo shoot worth £700.

The Horse Exchange will be turning in virtually this year and are looking forward to greatest Christmas horse show returning in 2021.