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Liverpool International… Arguably The Best Indoor Horse Show in the World

Sunday, 22 October 2017
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World class showjumping, a new Inter 1 Freestyle Dressage to Music highlight, Freestyle Motocross, racing shetlands, legendary band names, live music and jaw dropping pyrotechnics – where else? 

The Liverpool International Horse Show – Echo Arena – December 29 to 31, 2017.

Without doubt this is one horse show you can bring ALL your family and friends to with everything from the best of CSI 4* Grand Prix showjumping, to magical dressage, Freestyle Motocross for the boys in your life - to the Shetland Pony Grand National – always a favourite with the kids!

And if you are stuck for Christmas presents – don’t despair - family tickets start from £12.37 per person plus booking fees – now there’s no excuse.

This year’s Liverpool International Horse Show will see you watching top competitors in action, whilst soaking up the sheer glamour of the sport in the magical Echo Arena venue, decked out in festive and New Year celebratory style.

New Year’s Eve will start with serious World Class International Show jumping as riders battle to become the Liverpool International Grand Prix Champion – a title currently held by Irishman Billy Twomey.  New Year’s Eve will start with serious World Class International Show jumping as riders battle to become the Liverpool International Grand Prix Champion – a title currently held by Irishman Billy Twomey. 

And don’t forget facilities around the Echo Arena include fantastic hotel accommodation, bars and top class restaurants if you are looking to extend the party! Travel to the Echo Arena is easy, with both Liverpool and Manchester Airports both within 40 minutes drive of the venue, and Liverpool Lime Street station a 5 minute taxi drive away.

New to the 2017 Liverpool International Horse Show, dressage will take place on the Friday evening, December 29 – with a host of leading names, including London Olympic team gold medallist Carl Hester - making their way to the iconic waterfront arena.

This exciting addition will see well known horse and rider combinations dancing the night away to their chosen music.

Over the three days the very best show jumping is set to take place with top riders from around the world travelling to take part in and enjoy the glitz and celebrations that the Liverpool International Horse Show has quickly become renowned for.

This year’s Liverpool International Horse Show will also see exciting Pony Grand Prix show jumping classes for all three height divisions.

The pony classes always prove hugely popular and 2017 is the first year all three 128cm, 138cm and 148cm Grand Prix Championships will take place.

At each performance The Shetland Pony Grand National will see pint sized jockeys on very feisty ponies racing their hearts out to be led into the winner’s enclosure.  These Shetlands take their racing very seriously and travel all over the country performing at high profile shows…very high in ‘cute’ factor and a firm favourite with the children!

FMX, or Freestyle Motocross takes the sport of Motocross to another level with riders flying off a purpose built ramp with their bikes 40 feet in the air and will feature every sessions.

Due to the risky - some might even say downright crazy - nature of the sport, freestylers are highly paid sporting stars who compete in year-round competitions inclduing the X Games, Red Bull X-fighters and the Arenacross World Tour.

The ‘edge of the seat’ Puissance takes centre stage on the Saturday night while the Sunday evening includes the Grand Prix and a family friendly spectacular way to see in the New Year with fireworks and celebrations in the arena until 12.15am.

New Year’s Eve will start with serious World Class International Show jumping as riders battle to become the Liverpool International Grand Prix Champion – a title currently held by Irishman Billy Twomey.

After this the New Year’s celebrations continue at a pace with the fun of the International Knockout where riders race against each other round a mirror image course.

Whichever day you visit make sure you sit back and enjoy watching the world’s leading show jumpers and dressage riders in action, and make time to soak up the glamour of your surroundings.

Enjoy the thrill of the equestrian competitions, top class music and heart-stopping entertainment and why not enjoy the very best food and drinks by securing a place in the magnificent hospitality area over the festive and New Year period for you, your family and friends.

Hospitality at The Liverpool International Horse Show is second to none and makes a fantastic present.  Whether on the purpose-built platform at the head of the arena or in one of the VIP boxes – you won’t be disappointed.

For all show-goers the ever popular Champagne bar will be located next to the warm up arena allowing you to get right up close to the horses and riders as they prepare for the fantastic show jumping and dressage competitions that will take place over the three days.

If it’s the New Year celebration you are looking forward to, of course there will be plenty of fizz to pop at midnight.

All the acts will be bringing spectators even more pyrotechnics and excitement with New Year’s Eve specials from Luminoso – the dare devil stunt display with horses and fire, the Freestyle Motocross riders and the Shetland Pony Grand National Final.

If that’s not all New Year’s Eve will be welcomed in with style thanks to Rick Parfitt Jnr and the RPJ band, not forgetting a spectacular indoor firework show as the clock strikes midnight with a few surprises along the way!

Why not treat yourself to some hospitality, and view the show from the best seats in the house? Both VIP tables, and also Private or shared boxes are available, call Melanie on 01829307676 or e mail

For further information and to book your tickets visit

For further information please contact Tim Smith at TSM on (01724) 784600.

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