The organizers of Royal Windsor Horse Show have confirmed that the show will take place from Thursday July 1st to Sunday July 4th this year.
“We are looking forward to running a near-as-normal show at Windsor in July,” said Show Director, Simon Brooks-Ward. “The start of this year has been difficult for all live events, but recent government announcements have given us the confidence to go full steam ahead with the organising of Royal Windsor, which includes planning for an audience.”
All competition will be carried out with the emphasis being on competitors’ safety and adherence to COVID-19 guidelines required at that time by the local authority, health authorities, veterinary and equestrian associations and the government.
The schedule and a day-by-day program will go online shortly with the show running as close to its traditional format as possible and including international jumping, dressage, the Land Rover International Carriage Driving Grand Prix, international endurance and showing.
The Windsor Pageant, which was scheduled to take place in the evenings, will not take place. However, the show will include many of the scheduled elements in a bumper edition of equestrian displays, acts and music within the main show program, which will take advantage of the long summer evenings.
Visitor tickets will be made available soon, with Royal Windsor Horse Show Club members prioritized. Should guidelines change and visitors not be allowed to attend on the dates of the show then all purchased tickets will be refunded. Additionally, organizers have also committed to increasing the number of hours of live streaming and broadcast from the show so that everyone can enjoy Royal Windsor online even if they are not able to attend in person.
“We are very grateful for the tremendous backing of our supporters, which has allowed us to plan with confidence,” continued Brooks-Ward. “They include Rolex, Bahrain Endurance, Hermès, Coworth Park, DAKS, Al Shira’aa, Champagne Laurent-Perrier and, in particular, our Principal Partner, Jaguar Land Rover.
“We are determined to produce one of our best events for the horse world to enjoy, with a competitive and upbeat edition of this 78-year-old horse show.”
The Royal Windsor Horse Show usually takes place in May with over 55,000 visitors attending to view an extensive program of first‐class equestrian competition and performances across five arenas. 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 organized by Windsor Equestrian Promotions Ltd, as part of HPower Group, also organizers of Olympia, The London International Horse Show. For further information click here.