Olympia, The London International Horse Show

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LONDON, until 22 Dec 2014. Four legs good, 400 sets of four legs even better. Now in its 107th year, the equine world’s annual Christmas party will attract internationally acclaimed riders, Olympic Gold Medallists and horse-lovers from all over the country for world cup competitions, remarkable displays, festive entertainment and even a shopping village.

World number one dressage rider Charlotte Dujardin is expected to compete in defence of her title, as is Scottish showjumper Scott Brash and world champion extreme driver Boyd Exell. The Ukrainian Cossack Stunt Team will wow the crowds by piling people on galloping horses in ways that would make Legolas nervous, and the Mounted Branch of the Metropolitan Police will look a lot less sedentary than usual as they leap through flaming rings in their Activity Ride. And some unexpected events will pop up between the traditional horsing around, too – don’t miss the Shetland Pony Grand National and the Kennel Club Dog Agility display.

Price: From £24.50