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Olympia awarded Dressage World Cup Qualifier

Following on from the overwhelming success of the first ever Dressage evening at the 2003 Olympia Christmas show, the organisers have announced that they have been awarded an FEI Dressage World Cup Qualifier.

In order to do complete justice to this important addition, the organisers have announced that the show will now run over two extra nights, beginning on 14th December and ending on 20th December 2004.

The Dressage Grand Prix Evening will take place on Tuesday, 14th December, and the all-important Kür (dressage to music) will be held on the following evening, Wednesday 15th December.

The show’s Director, Simon Brooks-Ward, said: “Dressage was such an incredible success in the Grand Hall last year, that we knew the time was right to host our first ever World Cup Qualifier. We now have two of the most important international competitions under one roof. Dressage has been growing in popularity in this country and we will now be able to showcase the world’s greatest Dressage horses and riders.”

British Dressage Chairman, Desi Dillingham, who has been appointed to the Olympia Committee, said “This is possibly the most important development in British Dressage in decades. It gives an amazing platform to promote Dressage to a huge audience. It will also give British riders the opportunity to show how good they are in front of their home crowd.”

From 16th to 20th December there will be two performances per day. If you’d like to get advance warning of when the box office will open, see the website at and sign up for the free e-newsletter which will keep you posted on all the latest news from the show.

Private and Corporate Hospitality packages are available now by contacting Jane Charley on +44 (0)1753 847900.


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