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Everything you need to know about the Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show at the Echo Arena

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By The Guide Liverpool

Everything you need to know about the Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show at the Echo Arena

From mesmerising show jumping and dressage to jaw-dropping motor cross displays and more, this is why you should spend NYE at the Echo Arena.

The Liverpool International Horse Show offers so much more than the finest fillies, top class riders and an incredible showcase of skill. The three day events takes over the waterfront venue from 28th-31st December 2018 and brings together live music, magnificent horse shows, shopping, dining and family entertainment.

Fancy winning a family ticket for 4 people for the Liverpool International Horse Show 2018? Scroll down for details.

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On Friday 28th December you can see dual London & Rio Olympic Gold medal winner, Charlotte Dujardin in the show ring and she’ll be doing a meet and greet and signing pre show too. Saturday to Monday offers a host of world class showjumpers, including John & Michael Whitaker, Robert Smith, Laura Renwick and dual GP winner Billy Twomey who is returning to defend his title.

Keep your eyes peeled for international equestrian stars such as Grand National favourite, AP McCoy, Sameh El Dahan (Egypt), Emanuele Gaudiano (Italy) and Andrew Kocher (USA) who will also be doing meet & greet sessions and signings before every session.

The Echo Arena lends itself perfectly to this world class show jumping event and with four different tiers of tickets, plus a special VIP experience and private boxes available to pre-book, you’re guaranteed a great view of all the action.

All tickets give access to the Shopping Village, restaurants and warm up show jumping classes (unallocated seating) from 9 am (except from Friday 28th Dec where access will be from 12 noon).

With both day time and evenings programmes, plus a special New Years Eve event, perfect for families, the Liverpool International Horse Show is a must-see this December.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Liverpool International Horse Show 2018….

Where & When

The Liverpool International Horse Show takes place at the Echo Arena, Kings Dock on Friday 28th- Monday 31st December 2018.

What’s On

Alongside mesmerising dressage and show jumping across all four days, guests will be able to see music performances from Rick Parfitt Jnr & The RPJ Band and a special performance from Gilles Fortier and wonder horse, Phoenix. The Shetland Pony Grand Prix will return to wow the crowds plus, the FMX Motorcross Display Team will have you on the edge of your seats with their gravity defying stunts and pyrotechnics.


Whether you’re looking for new riding boots, a horsebox, equine related gifts or even garden furniture, there’s bound to be a stall at the Liverpool International Horse Show that captures your attention. Check out the full list of exhibitors here.


Dine in style during your Liverpool International Horse Show experience with fine dining on offer at No.10 South Dock Bistro, or head to the Galleria or Concourse for light bites, salads, sandwiches and more. Don’t miss the Champagne Bar at Hall 2!

Kids Zone

The Liverpool International Horse Show wouldn’t be a family friendly event without activities for the kids! Try your hand at being a jockey with the AP McCoy Equiciser – a jockey ride simulator, you can get your face painted, tuck into kid friendly foods and chill out as a family at the designated kids zone with interactive activities.

New Years Eve 2018/19

Why not celebrate NYE in style at the Liverpool International Horse Show? With both daytime and evening sessions available, you can enjoy full access to the shopping village, a programme of music, high octane, thrilling entertainment from world class riders and horses and a new years celebration you’ll never forget. Find out more and book here.

VIP Experience

Why not treat yourself to a truly VIP Experience at the Liverpool International Horse Show – go on, it’s New Year! This special package entitles you to the best view in the arena on the VIP platform, plus early admission, a champagne reception, three course dinner or afternoon tea, complimentary table service and more. Click here to see the full package details and book.


To be in with the chance of winning a family pass for 4 people, to any Liverpool International Horse Show 2018 session of your choice, simply follow the competition instructions on Twitter or Facebook.

The competition will close on Wednesday 19th December 2018 and we will announce the winner on our social media channels then. Good luck!

The Science Bit

All of our Social Media Giveaway Competitions are open to this aged 18 or over and available via our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). They are free to enter. You simply need to visit one of our social platforms and follow the instructions. We will typically ask you to share our post on, tag in a friend or multiple friends and to follow or like the page of a third party prize provider. You MUST be a follower of The Guide Liverpool on one of Facebook, Twitter or Instagram in order to qualify for entry. Further details are available on request.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the last event of the Liverpool 2018 cultural programme and begin the new year with a truly memorable night on the waterfront.

To book your tickets for this adrenalin-fuelled, family friendly event, head to or click here. For updates about the event, check out the official Facebook page here.



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