Horse & Hound’s guide to major equestrian events 2020

Plan your year with our guide to the important dates of the major equestrian events being held during 2020

The UK equestrian calendar is packed with major equestrian events throughout the year, so here is Horse & Hound’s quick guide to the ones you don’t want to miss.

Major equestrian events 2020

Event name Date Sport Location
Cheltenham Festival 10-13 March National Hunt racing Cheltenham, Glos
Blue Chip Championships 1-5 April Showjumping Hartpury, Glos
Grand National Meeting 2-4 April National Hunt racing Liverpool
Winter Dressage Championships 8-12 April Dressage Hartpury, Glos
1,000 and 2,000 Guineas 2-3 May Flat racing Newmarket
Badminton Horse Trials 6-10 May Eventing Glos
Royal Windsor Horse Show 13-17 May Showing/SJ/Dressage/Endurance/Driving Windsor, Berks
Chatsworth Horse Trials 15-17 May Eventing Derbyshire
Houghton International Horse Trials 21-24 May Eventing Norfolk
Bramham Horse Trials 4-7 June Eventing West Yorkshire
The Derby Meeting [Epsom] 5-6 June Flat racing Epsom, Surrey
Bolesworth CSI**** 9-14 June Showjumping Chester, Cheshire
Royal Ascot 16-20 June Flat racing Berkshire
Hickstead Derby Meeting 24-28 June Showjumping Hickstead, West Sussex
National & YR endurance championships 26-28 June Endurance Kings Forest, Suffolk
Barbury Horse Trials 2-5 July Eventing Wiltshire
Royal International Horse Show 21-26 July Showing/Showjumping Hickstead, West Sussex
Tokyo Olympics 25 July – 8 Aug Dressage, eventing and showjumping Tokyo, Japan
Global Champions Tour of London Aug TBC Showjumping Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
British Showjumping National Championships 4-9 Aug Showjumping Stoneleigh, Warks
Festival of British Eventing 7-9 Aug Eventing Gatcombe, Glos
Scope Festival 23-29 Aug Showjumping South View EC, Cheshire
Tokyo Paralympics 27-31 Aug Para dressage Tokyo, Japan
Burghley Horse Trials 2-6 Sept Eventing Stamford, Lincs
Blenheim Horse Trials 17-20 Sept Eventing Woodstock, Oxon
National Driving Championships 18-20 Sept Carriage driving Ashfields, Essex
National Dressage Championships 24-27 Sept Dressage Somerford Park, Cheshire
HOYS 7-11 Oct Showjumping/showing/dressage Birmingham NEC
British Vaulting Championships 10-11 Oct Vaulting Bishop Burton EC, Beverley
Olympia 15-21 Dec Dressage/showjumping/showing Olympia, London
King George VI Steeple Chase 26 Dec National Hunt racing Kempton
Liverpool International Horse Show 1-3 Jan, 2021 Showjumping/dressage Liverpool

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