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National Entries Now Open for Royal Windsor Horse Show 2016

By on March 2, 2016

National Entries for Royal Windsor Horse Show 2016 are now open for all those hoping to compete at the prestigious Horse Show, which takes place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle from Wednesday 11 to Sunday 15 May 2016.

As the first major outdoor equine show of the season and with such a great array of National Jumping, Invitational National Dressage and over 120 showing classes on offer, ranging from lead rein show ponies to heavyweight cobs, organisers of the five-day action packed show are predicting record entries to this year’s event.

To help accommodate the growing demand for national competition at the show, a new addition to 2016 will be the Adelaide Arena at the south end of the show ground which will host many of the In Hand Showing classes.

Windsor will also be introducing CSI Amateur-A classes to this year’s event, open to national and international riders, where five classes will be held over the course of the Show.

National Competition Highlights at Royal Windsor 2016 include:

  • Wednesday 11th May
    –         National Show Jumping
    –         Hunters
    –         Sport Horse
    –         Part Bred and Anglo Arabs
    –         Riding Horses
    –          Senior Showing
  • Thursday 12th May
    –         National Show Jumping
    –         Working Hunters
    –         Hackneys
    –         RoR/TBA Retrained Racehorse Challenge Championship
    –         Coloured Horse/Ponies, Ridden and In Hand
  • Friday 13th May
    –         Mountain and Moorlands, In Hand
    –         Hacks
    –         Cobs
    –         Haflingers
  • Saturday 14th May
    –         Services Team Jumping
    –         Mountain and Moorland Working Hunter Ponies
    –         Mountain and Moorlands, Ridden
    –         Inter Schools Show Jumping
  • Sunday 15th May
    –         Pony Club Show Jumping
    –         University Show Jumping
    –         Intermediate Show Hunter/Riding Type
    –         Appaloosas
    –         Portuguese Lusitanos
    –         Spanish Andalusians

In between the hotly contested classes, competitors will also have the chance to watch some of the world’s best equestrian performers who will be showcasing their acts ahead of performing in the evening for The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations, which takes place on the last four evenings of Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Other highlights include CSI 4* International Jumping, the Land Rover International Driving Grand Prix CAIO4* World Cup Qualifier, and performances from The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, The Shetland Pony Grand National and DAKS Pony Club Mounted Games. In addition, there will be a shopping village with over 220 shops selling all things from equestrian goods to homeware and much sought after fashion brands as well as other delights such as pop-up restaurants, bars, cafes and food stalls throughout the site.

For more information on this year’s programme and for those wishing to take part in Royal Windsor 2016 please go to

For more information, please contact Niki Pyrah, Revolution Sports + Entertainment.

Niki Pyrah
Revolution Sports + Entertainment
E: T: +44 (0)207 592 1207

Royal Windsor Horse Show

The Show will take place from 11-15 May 2016. Over 50,000 visitors are expected to attend the 74th year of Royal Windsor Horse Show which offers its audience astounding displays in the main Castle Arena, such as the DAKS Pony Club Mounted Games and The Shetland Pony Grand National. As well as the equestrian competitions and activities, there are over 220 shops in the Shopping Village, with a wide range of goods for sale, from jewellery and fashion, to food and drink. Her Majesty The Queen has attended every year since the Show started in 1943 and it is the only time of the year that the private grounds of Windsor Castle are open to the public. Royal Windsor Horse Show is organised by Windsor Equestrian Promotions Ltd, a part of HPower Group, also organisers of Olympia, The London International Horse Show

The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration

Due to The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration taking place in the evenings following the Horse Show, there will be no evening performances at Royal Windsor Horse Show this year. These will return for 2017. The Horse Show will be ending at about 6pm each day. Royal Windsor Horse Show tickets do not include access to The Queen’s Birthday Celebration and there will be nowhere to watch the performance without The Celebration ticket.

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