17 December 2018 to 23 December 2018

Brooke at Olympia, The London International Horse Show 2018

Brooke has been chosen as this year's official show charity.

Equine welfare is a cause close to the heart of many equestrians and, in supporting Brooke, Olympia is helping to improve the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules across the developing world.

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Come and see us

You’ll find us upstairs in the Gallery at Stand G181.

Try out our virtual reality headsets and experience what life is like for the horses and donkeys that work in the stifling heat of the brick kilns in Pakistan.

You can also visit us in the shopping village at stand B41, where you’ll be able to upload a picture of your horse or pony onto our interactive photo wall. It’s your animal’s chance at fame for the day!

Live Zone

We've got some amazing activity lined up.

No hoof, No horse: interactive farriery demonstration with farrier Thomas Burch and Louisa Tasker (Monday 17 December at 3pm) 

Experience farriery first hand. In this highly interactive session, led by Brooke Farrier, Thomas Burch, you will get an opportunity to understand the strain that is put on an equine when farriery is not done right.

Sharing the Load: find out about Brooke’s work in developing countries, with Brooke UK staff Jose Van Oosten and Erin Zanre (Wednesday 19 December at 11am) 

A real insight into how Brooke works with communities in the developing world. In this extremely informative session we will share the differences and similarities of equine handling in the countries Brooke works with. Prepare to be inspired. 

Meet the Brooke ponies (Wednesday 19 December at 3pm, Friday 21 December at 11am, Sunday 23 December at 3pm)

Little ones and grown-ups alike will love meeting the ever so friendly fuzzy Shetland, Harry. Harry’s friends - miniature donkey Alfie and miniature pony La La - will also be dropping in to say “Hi”.

Little Alf book readings with Hannah Russell (Saturday 22 December at 11am and 3pm) 

Hannah Russell, author and Every Horse Remembered Ambassador, will be hosting live book readings from her incredibly popular children’s book series, Little Alf. Come and hear the tales of this adventurous miniature Shetland.

Brooke in the ring

Wednesday 19 December at 2:30pm

If you’re visiting for the Wednesday afternoon performance you’ll be in for a real treat. Stay in your seats during the interval to help us celebrate Brooke’s involvement in Olympia. 

To donate £5 to Brooke whilst visiting Olympia, text the word HORSE to 70500. Your donation will help working horses, donkeys and mules around the world.

Text to donate terms and conditions

Your donation of £5, plus the cost of a standard network text message, will either be added to your phone bill or deducted from your credit. Please obtain bill payer’s permission. You must be over 18 to donate. Foreign registered mobiles on UK networks and UK registered mobiles whilst roaming cannot use the service.

Brooke Hospital for Animals (Registered Charity no 1085760) receives 100% of your donation. You can read our privacy statement online. You can also call us on 020 7470 9393 for a copy, or if you have any questions.