All roads lead to Berkshire over the next five days for an equestrian treat in the private grounds of Windsor Castle.
2024 Royal Windsor Horse Show tickets are on sale here.
Attracting visitors from around the world the Royal Windsor Horse Show is a highlight on the social sporting calendar. The 2024 Show takes place from 1-5 May and promises to be particularly special. Alongside the top-class equestrian competition in Jumping, Dressage, Driving and Endurance, and the 120-plus Showing classes, the Show is introducing some special events to make visiting even more exciting. Book your Royal Windsor Horse Show tickets now to experience the action live!
INTERNATIONAL SHOW JUMPING
Royal Windsor is proud to host some of the highest level Show Jumping in the UK, with 5* jumping on three days of the Show culminating in the prestigious Rolex Grand Prix on Sunday (Ben Maher and Explosion W – who won individual gold at the Tokyo Olympics – are pictured at the Grand Prix at Royal Windsor).
Alongside top-level jumping taking place in the Castle Arena, the show also hosts young rider and National classes, making Windsor the place to see the best in jumping talent – both International and up-and-coming. In 2022, the Puissance (high jump) made a welcome return on the Thursday of the Show and looks set to be a fixture of the event going forward.
DRIVING & ENDURANCE
THE LAND ROVER INTERNATIONAL DRIVING GRAND PRIX
The Land Rover International Driving Grand Prix is one of the most important driving events in the UK. It’s also a FEI World CupTM qualifier. There are three stages to the competition. The Driven Dressage involves the team driving a set series of movements and takes place on the Friday of the Show. The Marathon Stage takes place on the Saturday. This challenging stage requires the competitors to drive at speed around eight obstacles. It’s one of the most popular parts of the competition. The final stage is the Cone Driving on Sunday, where teams drive through narrowly spaced pairs of cones in a set time.
This takes place on the Friday of the Show. The International Endurance 3*, 2*, 1* and YJ1* competitors ride on tracks that test the horse and rider across different terrains. All in the beautiful Windsor Great Park. Whether competing at 160km, 120km or 80km, the rides are is a test of skill and stamina for both horse and rider.
SHOWING & DRESSAGE
There are a host of Showing classes at Royal Windsor Horse Show. It has become the event that starts the season of Showing, with potential champions out for the first time of the year. Highlights include the Mountain and Moorland Supreme Championship and the Hunter, Cob and Hack Championships.
Royal Windsor opens this year’s Show with CDI4* Dressage. A competition which takes place in two halves in the Castle Arena on the Wednesday (limited availability) and the Thursday. The first section is the Grand Prix, a set test of movements. The 15 highest placed riders move through to the second phase – the Freestyle to Music.
Alongside the equestrian action there’s the famous Shopping Village to enjoy. Divided into four area, the Horse & Rider zone includes a wide range of products. From stabling and bedding to tack as well as all your clothing essentials. Home furnishings are in Country Lifestyle and Living. The Jewellery & Fashion Quarter contains many classic designs. Those areas are complemented by the Royal Warrant Holders Association, companies are united by a commitment to the highest standards of service. These have an area dedicated to them at the Show.
ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW TICKETS, TIMINGS & TRAVEL
🎟️ Royal Windsor Horse Show tickets are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ button.
🗝️ The Showground opens half an hour before the start of the first class on each day and will close at circa 8.30pm.
🐴 A full programme of daily events can be viewed on the Royal Windor Horse Show timetable page.
🚊🚗 Travel tips: The Royal Windsor Horse Show is located in the Private Grounds of Windsor Castle. By train: Windsor & Eton Riverside Station is approximately a 5 minute walk from the entrance to the Show. The station is served by South West Trains allowing travel from London Waterloo in the east and many towns in the south and west via Staines. Check for train times and connections on the National Rail website. By car: The nearest motorways to the showground are the M4, M25 and M3. AA signage will direct you to available car parks outside the showground.