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To get the best out of a show, the trick is to be prepared........
Tickets. Order tickets in advance. You sometimes get sent a free show magazine and can save money on “at the door” ticket prices.
Accommodation. Book your overnight stays well in advance. At some of the bigger shows, you need to do this at least a year in advance. Some shows also have camping or a caravan site attached.
British weather. Check the weather report in the morning. Bring waterproofs, wellies, hat, sunblock, sunglasses, umbrella, layers. You can usually leave what you don't need in the car during the day or at a drop off point, usually located centrally to all the action.
Food. There is often a terrific selection of British made produce available. This is part of the experience of visiting a show and it would be a shame to miss out. However, sometimes your only options are between the burger bar and hot dogs. If you are bringing kids, you might think about bringing a picnic or sandwiches as a backup. Food at shows can get very expensive. Always bring a bottle of water.
Shopping. Most shops are independent British businesses. You won't find them on the high street and they work extremely hard to bring you a variety of quality goods. Take pleasure in getting to know who these people are and what they do. It's ok to taste/try things on, ask about a web site, walk away and think about what you would like to buy over lunch. Some shops offer a "buy now, pick up later" service.
Haggling. All products should be clearly priced. It is down to the shop keeper to offer or negotiate any discount. Asking for "your best price" when purchasing one item is insulting and demoralising to that individual trying to run a small business in a very difficult climate. If you wouldn't do it in Waitrose, why would you do it to them?
British Weather 2. The larger craft marquees are a great place to shelter from bad weather. Please remember to take off your rucksack and shake your umbrella outside. This will prevent accidents happening whilst moving amongst the stands inside.
Young children. There are thousands of people at these shows, so if you think that there is a chance that your child might get "mislaid", put a sticker on them or write your mobile number up there arm . Some of the larger shows provide wrist bands for you to write on. There are always plenty of security staff (and stall holders) on hand, with radios, to help you.
Dogs. Most shows welcome well behaved dogs on a lead (check before you go). You will
need water, a bowl, poo bags, dog coat for small dogs in cold weather, but don't
worry if you forget something Dogs & Co will be there to help! Male dogs can be mischievous,
especially in or near marquees, so keep an eye on them. Damage to someone's goods
could cost you a lot of money. For the puppies, it's a great way to socialise your
dog. It can be overwhelming and exhausting for the older ones. At larger shows there
is usually a dog creche available for a couple of hours -
Last word. Enjoy it. If you think your friends would like it, bring them along too!
Olympia Horse Show
Stand F66 (opposite the main doors on Hammersmith High street)
If we do not respond to your email / online order immediately please check our ‘Show Dates ' to see if we are at a show. We will contact you as soon as we return. We can usually be reached by telephone (01325 740174), please leave a your name, contact number and a brief message and we will call you back. Please allow a couple of days either side of the dates shown.