Organisers of Olympia, The London International Horse Show have today announced ‘Olympia Online’. Following the cancellation of this year’s live event, Olympia Online will bring the shops, the competition and, most of all, the fun online to the equestrian world. Activity begins today, culminating in five days of streaming on the actual show dates, with the final day being The Ultimate Olympia Online Christmas Party.
From Wednesday 16 to Sunday 20 December, visitors to Olympia Online will be able to tune into a daily livestream beginning at 6pm, featuring highlights of Olympia from years gone by, as well as new content. Hosted on the Olympia website, Olympia Online is free to all, and will finish with a flourish at The Ultimate Olympia Online Christmas Party on Sunday 20 December. Viewers will be encouraged to host online parties to watch with their equestrian friends and recreate the unique Olympia Christmas atmosphere.
As well as the streaming schedule, Olympia Online will see a virtual version of the Show’s Shopping Village. The shops and brands usually found at Olympia, will be at the touch of fingertips from mid-November with show offers and discounts, ready for visitors to complete their Christmas Shopping from the comfort of their own home.
Olympia Online will be backed by December’s social media campaign including a Puissance Wall on the Olympia Instagram feed, with each brick offering throwbacks, clips and chances to win a huge range of prizes from Olympia’s many exhibitors. Visitors can win anything from a bucket of horse treats to a magnum of Champagne Taittinger to an exclusive equine photo shoot worth £700. With 20 days of Advent Calendar competition to get involved there are over £8,000 worth of prizes on offer.
A full programme for the Olympia Online livestream will be available shortly. Highlights will include footage from classic Olympia moments such as Camel Racing, the Fancy Dress Competition, Ride and Drives, Valegro’s Retirement, Milton’s winning rounds, Nick Skelton’s world record High Jump and so much more.
Dates for your diary:
17 November – Olympia Shopping Village Opens
1 December – Olympia Social launches its Puissance Wall with a daily prize to win from Olympia stands and sponsors
16 -19 December – (6pm) Daily Olympia Online Streamed Performance on www.olympiahorseshow.com
20 December – (6pm) Hold your own Watch Party and join The Ultimate Olympia Online Christmas Party!