H&H’s guide to major equestrian events 2018

Start planning your year with dates for the major equestrian events being held during 2018, and don’t miss our spectators’ guide in this week’s magazine, on sale Thursday 8 February

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 2018

Event name Date Sport Location
Cheltenham Festival 13-16 March National Hunt racing Cheltenham, Glos
Blue Chip Championships 4-8 April Showjumping Hartpury, Glos
Grand National Meeting 12-14 April National Hunt racing Liverpool
Winter Dressage Championships 11-15 April Dressage Hartpury, Glos
Badminton Horse Trials 2-6 May Eventing Glos
1,000 and 2,000 Guineas 5-6 May Flat racing Newmarket
Royal Windsor Horse Show 9-13 May Showing/SJ/Dressage/Endurance/Driving Windsor, Berks
Chatsworth Horse Trials 11-13 May Eventing Derbyshire
Houghton International Horse Trials 24-27 May Eventing Norfolk
The Derby Meeting [Epsom] 1-2 June Flat racing Epsom, Surrey
Bramham Horse Trials 7-10 June Eventing West Yorkshire
Bolesworth CSI**** 13-17 June Showjumping Chester, Cheshire
Royal Ascot 19-23 June Flat racing Berkshire
Hickstead Derby Meeting 21-24 June Showjumping Hickstead, West Sussex
Barbury Horse Trials 5-8 July Eventing Wiltshire
Royal International Horse Show 25-29 July Showing/Showjumping Hickstead, West Sussex
London Global Champions Tour 3-5 Aug Showjumping Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
Festival of British Eventing 3-5 Aug Eventing Gatcombe, Glos
British Showjumping National Championships 7-12 Aug Showjumping Stoneleigh, Warks
Scope SJ Festival 18-25 Aug Showjumping Park Hall Showground, Oswestry, Shropshire
Burghley Horse Trials 30 Aug-2 Sept Eventing Stamford, Lincs
FEI World Equestrian Games 11-23 Sept All disciplines Tryon, North Carolina, US
Blenheim Horse Trials 13-16 Sept Eventing Woodstock, Oxon
National Driving Championships 14-16 Sept Carriage driving Venue TBC
National Dressage Championships 20-23 Sept Dressage Stoneleigh, Warks
Red Dragon Festival of Endurance 28-30 Sept Endurance Wales
British Reining Championships TBC Reining TBC
HOYS 3-7 Oct Showjumping/showing/dressage Birmingham NEC
British Vaulting Championships 20-21 Oct Vaulting Pencoed, Wales
Olympia 17-23 Dec Dressage/showjumping/showing Olympia, London
King George VI Steeple Chase 26 Dec National Hunt racing Kempton

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