Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Royal Windsor Horse Show starts tomorrow

More than 100 showing classes are set to be enjoyed by spectators at this year's Royal Windsor Horse Show, which begins tomorrow.

The international event, which runs at Home Park in the grounds of Windsor Castle until Sunday, will also feature displays from The Household Cavalry and The King's Troop, competitions such as The Shetland Pony Grand National, and military contests.

London Olympic gold medalists Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester, Nick Skelton and Peter Charles are also on the bill, as well as Blue Peter presenters

Admission is free on the opening day, dubbed Windsor Wednesday. See the full programme for the day below. For programmes for the rest of the week, click here.

Children are also admitted free on Thursday and Friday.

The show has a brand new look 'shopping village' with over 200 outlets offering thousands of products. There are over 130 equestrian competitions taking place during the five-day extravaganza, as well as outstanding equestrian displays.

Attractions also include a display of ancient artefacts from Mongolia, an old fashioned funfair, plus the Land Rover Experience - a purpose course which tests the vehicles to their limit - all in the grounds of the castle.

Over 40,000 visitors are expected. Tickets are available on www.rwhs.co.uk or 0844 581 4960.

See Friday's Express for photos from the show.

The programme for 'Windsor Wednesday', May 14:

CASTLE ARENA

Morning

The Horse & Hound Foxhunter – First Round

The Horse & Hound Foxhunter – First Round

Afternoon

Advanced Medium Freestyle to Music

The Walwyn Novice Jumping Championship

The Cuddy Hunter Championship

The Alan Ross Ladies Hunter

Land Rover Grades B & C Handicap Jumping Competition

BRITISH HORSE SOCIETY ARENA

BHS Display

Novice Lightweight Hunter

Novice Heavyweight Hunter

Novice Hunter Championship

The Cuddy Lightweight Hunter

Advanced Medium Freestyle to Music – Exercise / Warm Up

The Cuddy Middleweight Hunter

The Cuddy Heavyweight Hunter

The Cuddy 4 Year Old Hunter

Small Hunter

Part Bred and Anglo Arabs, 148cms and under

Part Bred and Anglo Arabs, exceeding 148cms

Part Bred and Anglo Arab Championship

COPPER HORSE ARENA

Amateur Small and Lightweight Hunter

Amateur Middleweight and Heavyweight Hunter

Amateur Hunter Championship

Pre-Senior Horse / Pony – In Hand

Senior Horse / Pony – In Hand

Senior-Plus Horse / Pony – In Hand

Senior In Hand Championship

Pre-Senior Horse / Pony - Ridden

Senior Horse / Pony – Ridden

Senior-Plus Horse / Pony – Ridden

Senior Ridden Championship

Blue Chip Flat Ridden Sport Horse

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