Horse & Hound’s guide to major equestrian events 2023

Plan your 2023 with our guide to the major equestrian events in the UK, as well as the major international championships of the year ahead

  • The Horse & Hound team is looking forward to an action-packed 2023 UK equestrian calendar with many major equestrian events to attend in person. Here is Horse & Hound’s quick guide to the top horse shows that have released their dates.

    Major equestrian events 2023

    Event name Date Sport Location
    Cheltenham Festival
    14-17 March Jumps racing Cheltenham, Glos
    Grand National Meeting
    13-15 April Jumps racing Liverpool
    Winter Dressage Championships 19-23 April Dressage Hartpury, Glos
    1,000 and 2,000 Guineas 5-7 May Flat racing Newmarket
    Badminton Horse Trials
    4-8 May Eventing Glos
    Royal Windsor Horse Show 11-14 May Showing/SJ/Dressage/Endurance/Driving Windsor, Berks
    Chatsworth Horse Trials
    12-14 May Eventing Derbyshire
    The Derby Meeting 2-3 June Flat racing Epsom, Surrey
    Bramham Horse Trials
    8-11 June Eventing West Yorkshire
    Bolesworth International 14-18 June Showjumping Chester, Cheshire
    Royal Ascot 20-24 June Flat racing Berkshire
    Hickstead Derby Meeting
    22-25 June Showjumping Hickstead, West Sussex
    Festival of Hunting 19 July Hound show East of England showground, Peterborough
    Royal International Horse Show 25-30 July Showing/Showjumping Hickstead, West Sussex
    British Showjumping National Championships 1-6 August Showjumping Stoneleigh, Warks
    Festival of British Eventing
    4-6 Aug Eventing Gatcombe, Glos
    Eventing European Championships 9-13 Aug Eventing Haras Du Pain, France
    Global Champions Tour of London 10-13 Aug Showjumping Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
    Scope Festival X-X Aug Showjumping South View EC, Cheshire
    National endurance championships 26-28 Aug Endurance Well Vale, Well, Nr Alford, LN13
    Showjumping European Championships 29 Aug-3 Sept Showjumping Milan, Italy
    Burghley Horse Trials 31 Aug-3 Sept Eventing Stamford, Lincs
    Dressage European Championships 4-10 Sept Dressage Riesenbeck, Germany
    Para-dressage European Championships 4-10 Sept Dressage Riesenbeck, Germany
    National Dressage Championships 14-17 Sept Dressage Somerford, Cheshire
    Blenheim Horse Trials 14-17 Sept Eventing Woodstock, Oxon
    National Driving Championships TBC Carriage driving TBC
    HOYS 4-8 Oct Showjumping/showing/dressage Birmingham NEC
    British Vaulting Championships TBC Vaulting TBC
    London International Horse Show 14-18 Dec Dressage/showjumping/showing/driving ExCeL, London
    King George VI Steeple Chase 26 Dec Jumps racing Kempton

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