It’s her local show and this year The Queen is making the most of it by having more entries in the Royal Windsor Horse Show (11-15 May) than ever before.

With 14 horses and ponies entered across a range of classes, Her Majesty is clearly hoping for a successful few days with her string.

Bumper entries are a feature of this year’s show with more than 2,725 entries received for the 150-plus classes.

Show director Simon Brooks-Ward said: “We seem to be bucking the trend a bit in terms of entries. Where many shows are reporting low numbers, we have exceeded our target and are delighted that competitors still love coming to Royal Windsor.”

Showjumpers Laura Kraut, Robert Whitaker, Tim Stockdale, Geoff Billington, Tina Fletcher, Tim Gredley and Pippa Funnell all have horses entered for the five-day show, which culminates with the Alltech Royal Windsor Grand Prix on Sunday 15 May.

A packed programme will include the return of the Land Rover Six Bar Stakes on Saturday afternoon, plus top-class driving action, DAKS Pony Club Games and an inaugural inter-schools showjumping competition.

To book tickets, visit www.rwhs.co.uk, or tel: 0871 230 5568.