The UK equestrian calendar is packed with major equestrian events throughout the year, so here is Horse & Hound’s quick guide to the upcoming ones you don’t want to miss, plus this year’s international championship — the World Equestrian Games in France.

Major equestrian events 2014

Event name Sport Date Location Website
Cheltenham Festival Racing 11-14 March Cheltenham Go to website
Blue Chip Championships Showjumping 2-6 April Hartpury, Glos Go to website
Grand National Meeting Racing 3-5 April Liverpool Go to website
Winter Dressage Championships Dressage 9-13 April Hartpury, Glos Go to website
1,000-2,000 Guineas Racing 3-4 May Newmarket Go to website
Badminton Horse Trials Eventing 7-11 May Glos Go to website
Golden Horseshoe Endurance 11-13 May Exmoor Go to website
Royal Windsor Horse Show Showing and SJ 14-18 May Windsor, Berks Go to website
Chatsworth Horse Trials Eventing 16-18 May Derbyshire Go to website
Houghton International Horse Trials Eventing 22-25 May Norfolk Go to website
Epsom Derby Racing 7 June Epsom, Surrey Go to website
Bramham Horse Trials Eventing 5-8 June West Yorkshire Go to website
Royal Ascot Racing 17-21 June Berkshire Go to website
British Jumping Derby Showjumping 25-29 June Hickstead, West Sussex Go to website
Barbury Horse Trials Eventing 3-6 July Wiltshire Go to website
Endurance GB National Championship Endurance 13-14 July Suffolk Go to website
Royal International Horse Show Showing, showjumping 29 July-3 Aug Hickstead, West Sussex Go to website
Festival of British Eventing Eventing 1-3 Aug Gatcombe, Glos Go to website
Blair Castle Horse Trials Eventing 21-24 Aug Perthshire, Scotland Go to website
World Equestrian Games All disciplines 23 Aug-7 Sept Caen/Le Pin Au Haras, France Go to website
Scope SJ festival Showjumping 24-30 Aug Staffordshire County showground Go to website
Burghley Horse Trials Eventing 4-7 Sept Stamford, Lincs Go to website
Blenheim Horse Trials Eventing 11-14 Sept Woodstock, Oxon Go to website
National Driving Championships Carriage driving 19-21 Sept TBC Go to website
British Vaulting Championships Vaulting TBC TBC Go to website
National Dressage Championships Dressage 18 – 21 Sept TBC Go to website
British Reining Championships Reining 27 – 28 Sept Bodiam Go to website
HOYS Showjumping and showing 8-12 Oct Birmingham NEC Go to website
Olympia Dressage, showjumping 16-22 Dec Olympia, London Go to website
King George VI Steeple Chase Racing 26 Dec Kempton Go to website


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