CSI5 Show Jumping
Royal Windsor is proud to host some of the best Jumping in the UK with 5* and 3* International Show Jumping being the highlight of the Show when visitors can enjoy watching the world’s best equestrians battling it out in the Castle Arena. There are four days of international Jumping, including the Rolex Grand Prix on Sunday.
Al Shira’aa CDI4 Dressage
The Show hosts 4* Dressage, attracting riders from across the world to compete against our best British riders. The Grand Prix, in which all the competitors ride a set test and are scored for each movement, takes place on Thursday afternoon of the Show. The top riders then progress through to the Grand Prix Special, which is set to music. This is the test that will be used in the Tokyo Olympics for which medals are presented and will be an excellent try out for our Olympic hopefuls.
CAIO4 Land Rover International Driving Grand Prix
The Land Rover International Driving Grand Prix is one of the most important driving events in the UK, and is 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 Thursday and 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 and is one of our 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.
Taking place on the Friday of the Show, the Endurance event sees competitors ride a set course around 120km of beautiful countryside taking in parts of Windsor Great Park and Ascot Racecourse. It is a test of skill and stamina for both horse and rider. A CEI1* 80k endurance ride also takes place.
There are a host of Showing classes at Royal Windsor Horse Show and it has become the event that starts the season of Showing, with potential champions out for the first time of the year. A high point of the week is the Supreme Ridden Show Champion. Other highlights include the Mountain and Moorland Supreme Championship and the Hunter, Cob and Hack Championships.
The Musical Ride of The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment
Witness the incredible skill and precision which is required of the Household Cavalry riders and horses as they perform difficult manoeuvres and crossovers. Make sure you don’t miss their iconic flag charge home!
The Musical Drive of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery
Few displays can match the drama and thrill of The King’s Troop. Watch their powerful horses pull their field guns in high-speed crossovers and prepare yourself for their deafening gun salute. This is a display not to be missed.
DAKS Pony Club Mounted Games
Taking place throughout the Show week, the final of the Games takes place on Sunday. Teams from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland compete against each other in a variety of challenging but hugely entertaining races – fun for all the family!
The Land Rover Shetland Pony Grand National
The highly competitive jockeys (and ponies!) will be battling it out for a win in the Castle Arena every day. Watch these brave little ponies speed around the course and cheer them on as they head for the finish.