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Summary

  1. The prestigious event celebrates its 110th birthday this year
  2. Five GB riders taking part

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. British riders in action tonight...

    GB's Laura Renwick
    • Charlotte Flack on Ratina Kan
    • Louise Saywell on Dassler
    • Guy Williams on Dalton d'Hoyo
    • Holly Smith on Quality Old Joker
    • Laura Renwick on Top Dollar VI
  2. What is today's event?

    An Olympia classic, also known as the “big red wall”. The Puissance wall is put up higher each round, if a horse knocks the jump down or refuses then they are out, the highest jumping competitor wins.

    Christopher Megahey
  3. GB interest

    Great Britain's Scott Brash celebrated gold in the 2016 event on Hello M'lady, with fellow Brit Ben Maher in second place riding Diva II.

    Brash, who was part of the team that won jumping gold at the 2012 London Olympics, also claimed a bronze medal in the 2016 Grand Prix showpiece.

    Other British contenders include brothers John and Michael Whitaker, who will be hoping to add to their extensive tally of Olympia victories, while Britain's leading female rider Laura Renwick also stars.

    Video content

    Video caption: Olympia Horse Show 2016: Scott Brash third as Daniel Deusser wins Grand Prix
  4. 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
  5. 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)

  6. 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.