The UK’s largest outdoor horse show is returning to the grounds of Windsor Castle this May, with over 3000 horses and ponies making an appearance. It’s the only time of year the private grounds of the castle are opened to the public, and Her Majesty The Queen has attended every year since its creation in 1943. The Show hosts 5* International Show Jumping, which is the highest level possible, as well as 4* International Dressage and 4* International Carriage Driving, with some of the world’s best riders competing in top international competitions. Highlights include the Rolex Grand Prix on Sunday and The Land Rover International Driving Grand Prix – one of the most important driving events in the UK, and a FEI World Cup qualifier.
Numerous displays also take place such as The Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, The Musical Band of the Household Cavalry, The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, DAKS Pony Club Mounted Games and The Shetland Pony Grand National. Alongside the equestrian competitions and displays, guests can explore the vast shopping village, food vendors and bars, as well as the picturesque grounds of Windsor Castle.
The first ever show – originally called the Windsor Horse and Dog Show – was launched to raise money for the war effort. It took place on 26 May 1943, and was attended by all members of the Royal Family including King George IV, Queen Elizabeth and the two young princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret.
Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ
To book tickets phone the box office on 0844 581 0755 or through theticketfactory.com
For more information, visit rwhs.co.uk