Photo: Eirik-Skarstein/Unsplash

Photo: FEI/Manuel Queimadelos


Photo: Olso Horse Show

Photo: FEI/Manuel Queimadelos


17/11 - 20/11

The Global Champions Playoffs will, again, be held in the Czech Republic's magical capital, Prague, one of the world's most beautiful cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, promising days of unforgettable excitement for millions of equestrian fans worldwide.

Prague Playoffs
14/12 - 19/12

The London International Horse Show at ExCeL is the only show in the UK to host all three FEI World CupTM qualifiers in dressage, show jumping and driving - so there's a chance to experience a bit of everything.  

Longines FEI Jumping World Cup i London
14/10 - 16/10

Kingsland Oslo Horse Show invites for the 30th year in a row to one of the biggest equestrian events of the year - Longines FEI Jumping World Cup in Oslo. For 30 years, the show has celebrated the sport's enthusiasts and given the Norwegian public the opportunity to be captivated - both by the world's elite and by local heroes. The show takes place on 14-16 October in the Telenor Arena. 

Kingsland Oslo Horse Show

The restaurant's Danish chef and co-owner, Ulrik Jepsen, has experience from well-known Michelin restaurants such as the Waterside Inn in England, Kokkeriet and Søllerød Kro in Denmark. A passion for travelling led Ulrik and his family to Norway, where he also worked as a chef at Engø Gård on Tjøme. Restaurant A'laise is Ulrik and his wife Mia's manifestation of what a gourmet restaurant can be. They stay true to their vision and are not blinded by trends.

What you should see

If you want a unique, world-class gastronomic experience while in Oslo, A'laise in Essendrops gate is a must. Here you'll get a fantastic dining experience that celebrates the best Norwegian produce from the different seasons. You get the best handpicked ingredients prepared with precision, knowledge and pride. Every six weeks, a new exciting menu is put together with accompanying snacks, finishing with a generous cheese trolley. A truly complete experience, where the level of service is top notch and where you feel extremely welcome.  

Culinary classicism
Where to eat

Oslo, the capital of Norway, is a very fast-growing metropolis that is often praised for being very innovative. The city is also seen as a very green metropolis, and more than half of Oslo Municipality is actually covered by forest or park. So, if you also love being in nature, you can get that too - even in a big city. 

If you are interested in experiencing real luxury on your trip to Oslo, Grand Hotel Oslo is recommended. The hotel is located right in the heart of Oslo on the main street, Karl Johan, with sights and shopping in the immediate surroundings. Grand Hotel Oslo is within walking distance of the Royal Palace, Aker Brygge, Akershus Fortress, Stortinget, the Norwegian Opera and several exciting museums. At the same time, the hotel is located in the centre of Oslo's exclusive shopping streets. 

Five-star luxury at
Grand Hotel Oslo  
Where to stay

The hotel offers an incredible range of facilities, including The Eight Rooftop Bar on the rooftop terrace, which serves delicious cocktails, a wide selection of beers and an extensive wine list. The Eight Rooftop Bar has a modern and good atmosphere and is known for its terrace with a great view of the city. There is also a cozy lobby bar and the nearby Restaurant Palmen.  

A weekend in a big city can be fast-paced, so when you need some relaxation, head to the Artesia Spa, which has seven exclusive treatment rooms, including a duo treatment room. Spa facilities include a heated wellness pool at around 30 degrees, steam room, sauna and infrared cabin.  

In terms of transport to the hotel, it could hardly be easier; you can either take Flytoget directly from, for example, Oslo Airport Gardemoen, or get there easily by metro. 

&
horses

By Line Holm Rasmussen
Photo: FEI - Grand hotel olso - A'laise

Get away
travel
Big city life

We've found the perfect trip for horse lovers; a combination of horses and big city getaways! You can do this relatively easily by finding one of the big shows, which are sometimes held in or near a big city. Then you can use the holiday to see some incredibly talented horses as well as being in a vibrant city where there are plenty of opportunities for exciting experiences and delicious food. This combination probably also makes it more attractive to a non-horsey partner or family - because then you might only spend one day with the horses, and the rest of the time exploring the city.

It's not always easy to make time for travel as a horse owner. There are always horses to look after, competitions to attend or a lack of other horse people to look after your horses while you're away. But surely it can be done for a single extended weekend? This plan is almost impossible to say 'no' to.

Photo: Eirik-Skarstein/Unsplash

We've found the perfect trip for horse lovers; a combination of horses and big city getaways! You can do this relatively easily by finding one of the big shows, which are sometimes held in or near a big city. Then you can use the holiday to see some incredibly talented horses as well as being in a vibrant city where there are plenty of opportunities for exciting experiences and delicious food. This combination probably also makes it more attractive to a non-horsey partner or family - because then you might only spend one day with the horses, and the rest of the time exploring the city.

Photo: FEI/Manuel Queimadelos


Prag
17/11 - 20/11

The Global Champions Playoffs will, again, be held in the Czech Republic's magical capital, Prague, one of the world's most beautiful cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, promising days of unforgettable excitement for millions of equestrian fans worldwide.

Prague Playoffs
London
Oslo
14/12 - 19/12

The London International Horse Show at ExCeL is the only show in the UK to host all three FEI World CupTM qualifiers in dressage, show jumping and driving - so there's a chance to experience a bit of everything.  

Longines FEI Jumping World Cup i London

Photo: FEI/Manuel Queimadelos


14/10 - 16/10

Photo: Olso Horse Show

Kingsland Oslo Horse Show invites for the 30th year in a row to one of the biggest equestrian events of the year - Longines FEI Jumping World Cup in Oslo. For 30 years, the show has celebrated the sport's enthusiasts and given the Norwegian public the opportunity to be captivated - both by the world's elite and by local heroes. The show takes place on 14-16 October in the Telenor Arena. 

Kingsland Oslo Horse Show
What you should see

The restaurant's Danish chef and co-owner, Ulrik Jepsen, has experience from well-known Michelin restaurants such as the Waterside Inn in England, Kokkeriet and Søllerød Kro in Denmark. A passion for travelling led Ulrik and his family to Norway, where he also worked as a chef at Engø Gård on Tjøme. Restaurant A'laise is Ulrik and his wife Mia's manifestation of what a gourmet restaurant can be. They stay true to their vision and are not blinded by trends.

If you want a unique, world-class gastronomic experience while in Oslo, A'laise in Essendrops gate is a must. Here you'll get a fantastic dining experience that celebrates the best Norwegian produce from the different seasons. You get the best handpicked ingredients prepared with precision, knowledge and pride. Every six weeks, a new exciting menu is put together with accompanying snacks, finishing with a generous cheese trolley. A truly complete experience, where the level of service is top notch and where you feel extremely welcome.  

Culinary classicism
Where to eat

The hotel offers an incredible range of facilities, including The Eight Rooftop Bar on the rooftop terrace, which serves delicious cocktails, a wide selection of beers and an extensive wine list. The Eight Rooftop Bar has a modern and good atmosphere and is known for its terrace with a great view of the city. There is also a cozy lobby bar and the nearby Restaurant Palmen.  

A weekend in a big city can be fast-paced, so when you need some relaxation, head to the Artesia Spa, which has seven exclusive treatment rooms, including a duo treatment room. Spa facilities include a heated wellness pool at around 30 degrees, steam room, sauna and infrared cabin.  

In terms of transport to the hotel, it could hardly be easier; you can either take Flytoget directly from, for example, Oslo Airport Gardemoen, or get there easily by metro. 

Five-star luxury at
Grand Hotel Oslo  

Oslo, the capital of Norway, is a very fast-growing metropolis that is often praised for being very innovative. The city is also seen as a very green metropolis, and more than half of Oslo Municipality is actually covered by forest or park. So, if you also love being in nature, you can get that too - even in a big city. 

If you are interested in experiencing real luxury on your trip to Oslo, Grand Hotel Oslo is recommended. The hotel is located right in the heart of Oslo on the main street, Karl Johan, with sights and shopping in the immediate surroundings. Grand Hotel Oslo is within walking distance of the Royal Palace, Aker Brygge, Akershus Fortress, Stortinget, the Norwegian Opera and several exciting museums. At the same time, the hotel is located in the centre of Oslo's exclusive shopping streets. 

Where to stay
big city
&
horses
Get away
travel

By Line Holm Rasmussen
Photo: FEI - Grand hotel olso - A'laise

It's not always easy to make time for travel as a horse owner. There are always horses to look after, competitions to attend or a lack of other horse people to look after your horses while you're away. But surely it can be done for a single extended weekend? This plan is almost impossible to say 'no' to.

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