Olympia magic in pictures part 1


Olympia's wrapped up for 2016, but it gave us some wonderful memories. Here are a few of the highlights, winners and best Brits, such as Scott Brash and the wonderful Hello M'Lady on their lap of honour after winning the Longines world cup qualifier with two brilliant rounds.

And Ben Maher and the feisty mare Diva, who gave her all to finish second for the second consecutive year to give a British one-two.

Ireland's 21-year-old superstar Bertram Allen won the the Christmas Masters with the nine-year-old High Valley.

The clowns were part of a great entertainment package

Germany's Daniel Deusser claimed the rich Olympia grand prix on the final night with Equita Van T Zorgvliet

Ireland's Darragh Kenny topped the Holly Speed Stakes and the Snowflake Stakes on Fixdesign Funke Van't Heike on his first visit to Olympia.

And Sweden's darling Malin Baryard Johnsson proved consistent all week to take the leading rider award for her sponsor H&M.

Jodie Hall-McAteer set the 18-year-old Tixylix alight in the first draw to claim the Mince Pie 148cm stakes.

Laura Renwick on the seven-year-old Top Dollar shared the six-bar with Norway's Geir Gulliksen on Arakorn.

Bobbie Heath jumped into second in the Mince Pie Stakes with Air Flow to finish behind Jodie and Tixylix.

And Georgia Taylor-Jones rode the youngest pony in the class to finish third on the nine-year-old Kingstown Rebel.

Jess Mendoza was quick, sure and accurate to win the world class development under 23 title on Wan Architect.

Carl Hester gave his usual brilliant performance to win both the world cup dressage and freestyle competitions on Nip Tuck.

Holly Smith with Quality Old Joker and Ireland's Chris Megahey on Seapatrick Cruise Cavalier shared the Puissance honours after clearing 2.15m.

Frankie Dettori gave his usual acrobatic display in the Jockeys Challenge after his final round helped the Flat Jockeys team to win.

The Netherlands' Harrie Smolders posted the only double clear with his final draw to take the H&M Ivy Stakes on Corrada.

British-based American Laura Kraut galloped into the top spot of the Snowman Stakes winning round on the nine-year-old Cavalia.

Santi Serra gave fabulous displays as part of the entertainment.

And the wonderful partnership of Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro gave a foot-perfect display of their Rio Olympics 2016 routine before the impressive, full-of-presence 'Blueberry' retires from competition. A very emotional moment.

Madison Heath made father Graham proud, winning the H&M Mistletoe Mini Stakes 128cm on Red Alert.

Scott and Hello M'Lady en route to world cup glory.

Photos © Kit Houghton/HPower Olympia

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