To give you a taste of what the show has to offer, the 2021 timetable is shown on the day links below. The 2022 timetable will be available in the late autumn.
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 the Sunday. 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 2021 a Puissance (high jump) competition in the Castle Arena was introduced to the show programme.
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, 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, in 2021 the International Endurance saw competitors take part in a 3*, 2* and 1* 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.
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. 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.