Competitor Notes


Updated Timetable – Click Here
Conditions of Entry – Click Here
2021 List of Judges – Click Here
National Schedule – Click Here

On receiving your e-ticket, please make sure you have read the following: 
Covid 19 Code Of Conduct
General Competitor Notes
Driving Specific Competitor Notes
Guide to Assisting the Return of Ride Judging
Emergency Procedures for Riders and Grooms

And have completed:
BEF Equine Health Declaration 

All National Entries are now Closed.

Please note for 2021 This year there will be NO stabling for national competitors on the showground.


We had published in our schedule that competitor e-tickets were due to be released by the 15 June. This date may be closer to the end of that week as we anticipate the Government’s latest announcement due on the 14 June on what phase we will be in at the time of the Show. Following the announcement, we will need to tailor our competitor notes to if the show will go ahead in Phase 3 or Phase 4.

This year to receive your e-ticket allocation you will need to allocate your e-tickets to your associates who will be attending the Show with you. An e-ticket will not be released unless it is allocated to a valid email address. Please ensure this email address is for the person accompanying you to site as this will also be used to send them their Health Questionnaire (if required at the time of the Show).

Three passes will be issued for the first horse / pony entered.  Competitors with more than one horse / pony will then be issued with an additional three passes per horse / pony.

Driving entries will be provided additional passes based on the turnout entered.

Each entry will receive one Horse Box pass and, if requested, one Owners Car Pass.

PLEASE NOTE FOR 2021: Additional wristbands will NOT be available to purchase with your online entry.

Due to the increased risk of EHV infection, we shall be putting in place a strict biosecurity policy, including an increased frequency of examination of horses on arrival. Please do not arrive on site if you are at all concerned about the health of your horse or pony before leaving home. If, upon arrival, you are concerned about anything, please speak to an official who will raise one of the Veterinary Team to assist you and make a decision about whether access to the site will be permitted. Please take great care with all your tack and anything associated with your horse/pony and ensure that there is no contact or possibility of cross contamination with other entrants and their belongings.

Equine Influenza:
See page 10 of the Schedule (to be released shortly)

Competitor Communication:
On the run up to the show we will communicate any changes to our Covid procedures, timetable changes or any other important updates for National Competitors via email, to the Billing Contact email submitted at the time of making your entry on My Riding Life. Please let the Entries team know as soon as possible any changes to your contact details on the run up to the Show, so you do not miss any vital communications from the Entries team. The Entries team can be contacted via: We will also post these updates on our Royal Windsor Horse Show Facebook page. Please note slight changes to class timings may not be confirmed until the morning of Competition.

Import and Export of Horses to the UK:
If you are taking part in our National Competitions and are travelling your horses to the UK for the show, please be aware following Brexit that the import and export of horses has changed. Please click here to view the UK Government guidance on exporting horses from the UK. Your shipping agent should be able to advise in more detail the full requirements.

Competitor Travel:
If you are taking part in National Competitions and are travelling to the show from outside the UK, please do check the testing and quarantining requirements to enter England. If you are entered in National Competitions, you will not be given Athlete travel exemptions if you are travelling from an Amber or Red List country. If you are unable to meet the quarantine and testing requirements, please do let the Entries Secretary know as soon as possible as unfortunately you will not be able to compete at the Show.

Show Programme:
Some competitors have enquired regarding purchasing a Show Programme. These are available to purchase here. If you select the day, you are competing it will then allow you to add a Programme to your basket.

Royal International Horse Show (RIHS) Qualifiers:
Competitors who qualify for the RIHS at Royal Windsor Horse Show must ensure entries for the Final are made direct with the Royal International Horse Show office within 48hours of qualifying.

Prize Information:
Account Holders with prizes awarded will be contacted by the Entries Secretary within six weeks of the show and prize money will be sent via a BACS transfer.  An Account Holder will be deemed to have waived his prize money in favour of the Show if he has not responded to the Entries Secretary by 31st October 2021.

Should there only be eight entries or less forward in a class, prize money will only be awarded down to third place. If 3 entries or less come forward in any class, one prize of £30 will be awarded.

If you have any queries about National Entries or classes please contact our Entries Secretary, on