“Have you got your Royal International Horse Show tickets yet?” It’s a common cry among the equestrian community at this time of year. While competitors travel around the country chasing their illusive qualifying ‘tickets’, spectators can purchased their tickets ahead of the event via the online ticket office, or they can be bought on arrival at the gate.

The Longines Royal International Horse Show (RIHS) is the official show of The British Horse Society and is one of the biggest outdoor shows in England. This year’s RIHS runs from 28 July-2 August at the All England Jumping Course at Hickstead in West Sussex.

Royal International Horse Show tickets prices

Entry is free on Tuesday 28 July while national showjumping and coloured showing classes take place in the outside rings. If you do decide to attend on Tuesday, you should be aware that only limited facilities will be available on the show ground.

The show gets fully underway on Wednesday 29 July, with national classes starting the international arena action. Standard admission tickets cost £16 for adults, £12 for senior citizens and £8 for children. It costs an additional £8 to park your car. Alternatively you can buy a family ticket for £48, which provides entry for 2 adults and 2 children and includes your car parking. If you would like entry to the members’ facilities, you can upgrade your tickets by paying slightly more (£26 adults; £20 seniors/children, £80 family).

International competition begins on Thursday 30 July. The only UK leg of the FEI Nations Cup takes place on Friday 31 July, Ladies’ Day on Saturday 1 August hosts the Queen Elizabeth II Cup and the richest class of the show — Longines King George V Gold Cup — takes place on Sunday 2 August.

Tickets cost the same from Thursday through Sunday with general admission for adults at £24, senior citizens £18, children £12, plus £8 to park your car. A family ticket (2 adults, 2 children and 1 car) costs £65. Once again members’ upgrades are available (£36 adults, £28 children/seniors, £120 family).

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