A behind the scenes look at this year’s Royal Windsor Horse Show (13-17 May) will be televised on ITV1 on Sunday (19 July) at 8pm.
TV gardener and presenter Alan Titchmarsh was given access all areas at the show, including talking to the Duke of Edinburgh about the royal family’s involvement in the show since it was launched in 1943.
Originally conceived as a one-day event for horses and dogs held to raise money for the War effort, the show has since grown to become a five-day event; the biggest outdoor horse show in the country.
Dogs were banned after the first year, when a badly behaved lurcher is reported to have stolen a chicken drumstick from the plate of King George VI.
Alan also met members of the Household Cavalry as they practised their musical ride, performed each night during the Royal Tattoo, and was encouraged into the saddle of Waterford, one of the more lively members of the regiment.
Royal Windsor Horse Show 2010 dates have been confirmed as 12 – 16 May 2010.
Tickets will go on sale at 9pm on 19th July, priced at £13 (adults), £9 (concessions and Royal Windsor advantage card holders) and £5 (children five to 16 years) if booked in advance.
Family tickets (two adults and two children) cost £30. You can book online at www.rwhs.co.uk or by telephoning 0844 412 4631.