Event description

Helsinki International Horse Show welcomes the equestrian community to Helsinki Helsinki Ice Hall at 23.-27.10.2019! The show is an exciting mix of ultimate top sport and entertainment. Our huge crowd of 50.000 visitors are true horse lovers and fans, eager to meet the world´s best riders in Helsinki Ice Hall. The highlights are the Land Rover Grand Prix and the prestigious Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ on Sunday 27th.

Wednesday 23.10 FUTURE STARS 10:00-21:30 Helsinki Horse Show starts with a great domestic day – from amateurs up till Medium Tour with 200 riders, horses and ponies. The Horse Show is a great motivator for the future stars to aim at the top.

Thursday 24.10 SUPER THURSDAY 08:00-21:30 A domestic day ending up with the popular open training of the international riders and horses. Another highlight are the Young Horse classes, showing up our best 4, 5, 6 and 7 year old talents. The judges’ comments and scoring are always highly interesting. The winner is the Talent of the Year. Over 13 hours of super program.

Friday 25.10 MORNING OF THE STARS 09:00-13:00 Starting with the Top 10 Finals of the Small and Medium Tours, introducing the Nordic Open Tour riders and ending with the Welcome class of the international riders. A great opportunity to see all the stars!

Friday 25.10 INTERNATIONAL OPENING SESSION 14:00-23:00 Welcome to enjoy one of the main sessions of the event. It presents everything a true horse and sport lover enjoys – High-class international dressage and jumping, a popular Mini Clinic and beloved Finnhorses. Seven hours of real value for money!

Saturday 26.10 CHILDREN’S MATINE 09:00-10:15 The first part of the Matiné presents a mix of pony games and shows for kids and family to enjoy. The Matine ends with a ever so popular Fancy Dress Relay, where some of the best ponies and riders form two-rider teams for a fun competition.

Saturday 26.10 INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX SESSION 10:45-17:45 This main session offers dressage lovers great sport and a popular Mini Clinic. All jumping super stars take part in the Land Rover Grand Prix. The session ends with an exciting Top Score with Joker competition.

Saturday 26.10 INTERNATIONAL EVENING SESSION 18.45-22:45 Enjoy pure sport and excitement on Saturday eve. See top riders in the 35th anniversary competition of the Helsinki Horse Show and spur on the best Finnish riders in Indoor Eventing. Dressage and jumping riders challenge each other and top riders try their skills in trotting sport.

Sunday 27.10 MORNING FINALS 09:00-11:30 A compact session starting with international riders on their speed horses. Meet the domestic stars in the Grand Prix Final of the Nordic Open Tour.

Sunday 27.10 INTERNATIONAL MAIN SESSION 12:00-18:00 The final session starts with a class for the Top 20 of the event followed by a popular Mini Clinic and the spectators favourite Knock-Out Dressage. The great week ends with the highlight of the show. The best international riders and horses meet over a huge 165 cm course designed by the Olympic Course Designer Guilherme Jorge of Brazil.

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteers at Helsinki Horse Show 450 volunteers work in Helsinki Horse Show during the event. Our volunteers are around every corner of the Helsinki Horse Show and they assist in 30 different crew groups. The crew’s tasks differ from accreditation to crew catering, from vets assistants to first aid, from VIP hosts to the arena group and many more. The volunteers are very committed and some of our team leaders and volunteers have been working at the show since the first show in 1985.

We value the expert knowledge and contribution of our awesome volunteers. Orginizing the event without our magnificent crew would be impossible. Jobs: http://helsinkihorseshow.fi/tapahtumainfo/vapaaehtoiset-ja-toimihenkilot/

You can volunteer for the 2019 Helsinki International Horse Show, there are limited annual seats available. The volunteer must be adult.

Volunteer package

Volunteers get a bracelet for the event, office wear and food on working days.