This year’s Royal Windsor Horse Show in May will host top-class showing and show jumping, plus a spectacular equestrian Golden Jubilee tribute
This year’s Royal Windsor Horse Show(15-19 May) will include top-class show jumping and showing, plus “All The Queen’s Horses” – a theatrical presentation to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.
For showing enthusiasts the highlight of the five-day show must be The British Isles Showing Championship on Sunday evening (19 May). The champion will receive £3,000, currently the biggest single prize in British showing.
The championship crowns the best show horse from the 2001 and 2002 seasons. Eligible equines include last year’s finalists, along with the 2001 Dublin champions, and the winners of the hunter, riding horse, cob, hack and show pony titles at the RIHS and HOYS in 2001.
American horse whisperer Monty Roberts and the Garde Republicaine’s elegant tandem quadrille will perform displays at the show for the first time.
All The Queen’s Horses
The show will also host “All The Queen’s Horses”, a spectacular equestrian theatrical tribute (16-18 May), set against the backdrop of the floodlit Windsor Castle.
With a cast of more than 1,000 horses, 2,000 participants, a 200-voice choir, a seven-piece orchestra, dancers and actors, the production is promised to be “more Broadway than horse show”.
Advance tickets for the show range from £6-£10 for adults and £3.50-£7 for concessions, with on-the-day prices from £8-£12 for adults and £5-£8 for concessions. For more information (tel: 0870 121 5370).
A few tickets are still available forAll The Queen’s Horses, via the same number.