Dressage under the spotlight at Olympia

2nd Nov 2015

Olympia Press Release

Olympia, the London International Horse Show welcomes two of the world’s top dressage riders, Kyra Kyrklund and Laura Tomlinson to each perform a fascinating masterclass on Tuesday 15 December and Wednesday 16 December respectively.

Fans have the rare opportunity to get up close and personal to dressage legend and six-time Olympian Kyra Kyrklund whose career spans over an impressive four decades. Kyrklund has not only competed around the world, she has also trained top international competitors across the globe from Finland, Sweden, USA, UK, Portugal, Holland and Australia. Kyrklund’s impressive portfolio of students along with her exceptional results has established her as one of the world’s most respected and admired dressage trainers. Kyrklund, who is known for her traditional techniques, will be working with an aspiring Grand Prix rider advising on the ‘dos and don’ts’ of dressage. 

On Wednesday 16 December British rider, Laura Tomlinson, who retired her Olympic team gold medal winning partner - Mistral Højris – at Olympia in 2013, returns to the famous arena to treat the audience to a uniquely crafted demonstration. Taking the audience through their paces Tomlinson’s masterclass will provide the perfect insight into her training techniques, focusing in particular on how to deal with a difficult competition environment. 

Living up to its reputation as one of Europe’s premier indoor equestrian events, Olympia 2015 will once again host the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage leg taking place on 15 and 16 December. Kyra Kyrklund will be performing on Tuesday 15 December, with Laura Tomlinson’s demonstration on Wednesday 16 December.

For more information and to purchase tickets online visit the website at www.olympiahorseshow.com or telephone the box office on 0871 230 5580.  

Event Highlights: 

  • Tuesday 15 December: Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Leg - Grand Prix
  • Wednesday 16 December: Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Leg – Freestyle to Music
  • Thursday 17 December: Alltech Christmas Puissance 
  • Friday 18 December: FEI World Cup™ Driving Leg presented by Dodson & Horrell
  • Saturday 19 December: FEI World Cup™ Driving Leg Final presented by Dodson & Horrell
  • Sunday 20 December: Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping leg presented by H&M
  • Monday 21 December: Olympia Grand Prix