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Horse & Hound’s guide to major equestrian events 2022

Plan your 2022 with our guide to the major equestrian events in the UK, as well as the major international championships of the year ahead

  • Hopes are high that the 2022 UK equestrian calendar will be able to return to something similar to before the Covid-19 pandemic, being once again packed with major equestrian events to look forward to attending in person. Here is Horse & Hound’s quick guide to those that have released their dates.

    Major equestrian events 2022

    Event name Date Sport Location
    Cheltenham Festival
    15-18 March National Hunt racing Cheltenham, Glos
    Grand National Meeting
    7-9 April National Hunt racing Liverpool
    Winter Dressage Championships 13-17 April Dressage Hartpury, Glos
    1,000 and 2,000 Guineas 29 April-1 May Flat racing Newmarket
    Badminton Horse Trials
    4-8 May Eventing Glos
    Royal Windsor Horse Show 12-15 May Showing/SJ/Dressage/Endurance/Driving Windsor, Berks
    Chatsworth Horse Trials
    13-15 May Eventing Derbyshire
    Houghton International Horse Trials 26-29 May Eventing Norfolk
    The Derby Meeting [Epsom] 3-4 June Flat racing Epsom, Surrey
    Bramham Horse Trials
    9-12 June Eventing West Yorkshire
    Royal Ascot 14-18 June Flat racing Berkshire
    Hickstead Derby Meeting
    23-26 June Showjumping Hickstead, West Sussex
    Bolesworth International 29 June-3 July Showjumping Chester, Cheshire
    Barbury Horse Trials 7-10 July Eventing Wiltshire
    Festival of Hunting 20 July Hound show East of England showground, Peterborough
    Royal International Horse Show 26-31 July Showing/Showjumping Hickstead, West Sussex
    British Showjumping National Championships 2-9 August Showjumping Stoneleigh, Warks
    Festival of British Eventing
    5-7 Aug Eventing Gatcombe, Glos
    Global Champions Tour of London 18-21 Aug Showjumping Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
    Scope Festival 21-27 Aug Showjumping South View EC, Cheshire
    Showjumping World Championships 6-14 Aug Showjumping Herning, Denmark
    Dressage World Championships 6-14 Aug Dressage Herning, Denmark
    Para-dressage World Championships 6-14 Aug Dressage Herning, Denmark
    Burghley Horse Trials 1-4 Sept Eventing Stamford, Lincs
    National Dressage Championships 15-18 Sept Dressage Somerford, Cheshire
    Blenheim Horse Trials 15-18 Sept Eventing Woodstock, Oxon
    National Dressage Championships 16-19 Sept Dressage Somerford Park, Cheshire
    Eventing World Championships 22-24 Sept Eventing Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy
    National Driving Championships 22-25 Sept Carriage driving Cricklands, Monmouthshire
    National endurance championships TBC Endurance TBC
    HOYS TBC Showjumping/showing/dressage Birmingham NEC
    British Vaulting Championships TBC Vaulting TBC
    London International Horse Show 15-19 Dec Dressage/showjumping/showing ExCeL, London
    King George VI Steeple Chase 26 Dec National Hunt racing Kempton
    Liverpool International Horse Show TBC Showjumping/dressage Liverpool

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