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Summary

  1. World Cup Dressage Freestyle to Music
  2. Sweden's Patrik Kittel wins with a score of 80.635; GB's Emile Faurie comes second
  3. The prestigious event celebrates its 110th birthday this year
  4. A 'no commentary' stream at the top of this page is also available

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

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  1. British riders in action tonight...

    Emil Faurie

    20:00 GMT Hayley Watson-Greaves on Rubins Nite scored 76.685

    20:10 GMT Gareth Hughes on Don Carissimo scored 72.350

    20:30 GMT Lara Butler on Rubin Al Asad scored 76.985

    20:50 GMT Richard Davison on Bubblingh scored 75.655

    21:50 GMT Emile Faurie on Delatio scored 80.405

  2. What is today's event?

    World Cup Dressage Freestyle to Music

    Each competitor performs a test to music which they have put together themselves including a selection of required movements, each test is different and the highest score wins.

    Dressage involves a horse and rider carrying out a sequence of highly skilled movements from memory, demonstrating the power and elegance of the horse and is described as ‘the ultimate expression of horse training’.

    GB's Richard Davison
  3. What is the Olympia Horse Show?

    The 2017 Olympia Horse Show takes place from 12-18 December at the Olympia Grand Hall in London.

    The prestigious event celebrates its 110th birthday this year and brings together some of the world's best dressage and show jumping riders.

    Hans Peter Minderhoud riding Glock's Flirt
  4. The Olympia Horse Show BBC coverage

    Monday, 18 December

    Olympia Grand Prix

    18:30-22:15, BBC Red Button, Connected TV and online

    Tuesday, 19 December

    Grand Prix highlights

    13:45-15:00, BBC Two (repeated 18:00-21:45, BBC Red Button)

  5. Get Inspired: How to get involved in Equestrian

    From Olympic events dressage, showjumping and eventing, to racing at Aintree or Cheltenham, there are so many sports with horses to choose from.

    There are three main types of horse riding:

    • Dressage: The combination complete a set test in front of judges who score the individual movements based on harmony, rhythm and expression.
    • Show Jumping: Where horse and rider jump over coloured fences, obstacles and water jumps. The main aim is to get around without a refusal or knocking over a fence for which penalty points are given.
    • Eventing: The triathlon of the horse world where horse and rider compete in three phases, dressage, cross country and showjumping.

    Visit the British Equestrian Federation to find local horse riding opportunities in your area.