Top British riders head for Royal Windsor Horse Show

  • Visitors to Royal Windsor International Horse Show (RWHS) (14 -18 May) can look forward to watching a selection of Britain’s best go head-to-head with some top international riders.

    Dressage has returned to Windsor for the first time since the European Championships in 2009 and British fans will be delighted to see that Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin and her mentor Carl Hester will both be competing.

    Charlotte will ride Carl’s Olympic partner Uthopia rather than Valegro. Carl will ride last year’s British national champion Fine Time

    The RWHS has also upgraded its showjumping classes this year introducing the CSI3* King’s Cup — worth £53,000 — on Saturday (17 May) and CSI3* Alltech grand prix for the Kingdom of Bahrain Trophy, worth £35,000 (18 May).

    8 of Britain’s top 10 showjumpers have their eyes set on the new prize pot including Olympic teammates Nick Skelton and Peter Charles.

    Venezuela’s Andres Rodriguez and America’s Lauren Hough and Laura Kraut will also be taking on the British for the top prizes.

    Nick, who has been competing at Royal Windsor since the 1970s said: “I always look forward to competing at RWHS.

    “It is set in a stunning location and always has a brilliant atmosphere.

    The organisers have done a great job by securing increased prize-money and the show really deserves the upgrade to CHI.”

    Driving was established at the show by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1971. This year’s competitors include current FEI World Cup Driving champion Australian Boyd Exell and 4 times World Champion Ijsbrnd Chardon.

    For more information and to book tickets visit www.rwhs.co.uk

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