The Royal Windsor Horse Show (10-14 May) will set new standards in 2017 as the show increases its status to five-star competition. Audiences can enjoy a world-class level of international competition across four disciplines with five-star showjumping, four-star dressage, the Land Rover international driving grand prix and two-star endurance, as well as a host of showing classes.

Highlights of the week include the CDI4* FEI dressage supported by Horse & Hound which will take centre stage in the Castle Arena on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 evenings, with the grand prix and grand prix freestyle respectively. The CSI5* Rolex grand prix will also take place on the Sunday with a whopping £258,000 in prize money.

Spectators will also be treated to displays from The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, with their thundering guns and high-speed cross-overs, and The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment – their iconic flag charge is not to be missed.

Children and adults alike will love the Shetland Pony Grand National, sponsored by Sandra and Martin Wood, and the DAKS Pony Club Mounted Games.

Royal Windsor Horse Show shopping has more than 220 stands for you to browse, providing everything from jewellery and fashion to country lifestyle and living, and of course not forgetting plenty of equestrian products!

With a food court featuring numerous delicious products as well as many green spaces around the showground, Royal Windsor is the perfect place for a relaxing family day out.

Horse & Hound readers can claim a fantastic discount on general entry daytime and evening tickets for Thursday 11 and Friday 12 May when the CDI4* FEI dressage grand prix and freestyle supported by Horse & Hound take place.

Use discount code ‘HorseHound17’ when booking your tickets online at www.rwhs.co.uk or by calling 0844 581 4960. Offer closes 10 May unless tickets sell out beforehand.