London, Tuesday 13th December 2011: Celebrating nearly 40 years of world class equestrian sport, this year’s Olympia, The London International Horse Show is off to a flying start – quite literally – as Lorenzo The Flying Frenchman demonstrated live from the main arena this morning. The daredevil extraordinaire performed a spectacular display to mark the opening of the seven day equestrian extravaganza.
Standing upright on the bare-backs of a fleet of stunning grey Lusitano horses, Lorenzo stayed perfectly poised and appeared to fly through the air as the fleet galloped at high speed, performing impossible jumps. Now an established firm favourite at Olympia, Lorenzo shows incredible skill, and control during his display – his breath-taking performances leaves the crowds on the edge of their seats.
Billed as the world’s best equestrian Christmas party, this year’s Olympia is bigger and better than ever before. From the Reem Acra FEI World CupTM Dressage Qualifier, which will see Olympic hopefuls Carl Hester and Laura Bechtolsheimer provide a sure indication of Britain’s ability to go for gold in London 2012, to the Alltech Puissance on Friday evening and the Rolex FEI World CupTM qualifier presented by H&M on Sunday afternoon and the brand new Extreme Carriage Driving event, this year’s Olympia is not to be missed.
Tickets for Olympia, The London International Horse Show, are priced between £21 and £55 with various discounts available for groups, seniors and children. Tickets include entrance to the Shopping Village but these can also be purchased separately without a show ticket for only £10. For further information and a confirmed programme of events please visit www.olympiahorseshow.com. For tickets, call the box office on 0871 230 5580.
Ticket prices: £21.00, £29.75, £30.00, £34.50, £42.50, £49.00, £55.00 + booking fee from www.olympiahorseshow.com