7 November 2014 - Tickets go on sale on Monday 10 November at 9:00am for the UK’s largest outdoor equestrian show, Royal Windsor Horse Show, (Wednesday 13 – Sunday 17 May 2015).
After the phenomenal success of this year’s event, which saw the five-day Show upgrade to three-star level and prize money boosted to £250,000, organisers have decided to continue with the same format for next year, as well as introduce a one-star Show Jumping competition into the action packed schedule.
Show Director, Simon Brooks-Ward said: “We felt the new format for this year’s Royal Windsor Horse Show contributed directly to the event’s incredible success. We received great feedback from spectators and competitors. We are going to maintain this format for 2015 - with free admission for all on ‘Windsor Wednesday’, the popular Thursday and Friday evening CDI3* Dressage and will continue with the revamped layout of the shops and arenas. The introduction of the one-star Show Jumping competition demonstrates our commitment to the continued growth of this world class event.”
Royal Windsor is a highlight of the British equestrian events calendar and marks the start to the summer season. Set in the stunning private grounds of Windsor Castle, the Show's Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, has attended every year since it began in 1944. In 2015, it will once again host international competitions in Show Jumping, Dressage, and Endurance as well as The Land Rover International Driving Grand Prix. In addition 130 National Showing Classes will take place during the five days. Other highlights include spectacular displays from The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and The Household Cavalry, the DAKS Pony Club Mounted Games, The Shetland Pony Grand National and over 230 trade stands, selling a range of goods from all things equestrian to homeware and fashion. In addition, the Royal Warrant Holders Pavilion within the shopping village will be back with an expanded area after their successful launch at the Show earlier this year.
Royal Windsor Horse Show’s official charity is ABF The Soldiers Charity. The Show was first set up in 1944 by King George VI in order to raise funds for the War effort and ever since then the event has continued to donate thousands of pounds to veterans and serving soldiers in need of help.
Next year will see a similar ticket pricing strategy that was introduced for the first time this year, with free admission to all visitors on the opening day and children are also free of charge on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday 14 May the admission fee for adults will be £16 and on Friday 15 May it will be £20. On Saturday 16 May and Sunday 17 May showground entry will be £25 for adults and £10 for children. There are discounts for group bookings and family value tickets for two adults and three children for £60 on either Saturday or Sunday. There are also lower priced tickets for those wishing to attend the evening events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday when entry after 4pm is as little as £8 for an adult (Thurs).
All tickets can be purchased on www.rwhs.co.uk or telephone the box office on 0844 581 4960 from the UK and +44 (0) 121 767 4660 internationally. Tickets can also be purchased locally over the counter from Royal Windsor Information Centre, tel: 01753 743589 or online at http://tickets.windsor.gov.uk
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Royal Windsor Horse Show takes place on 13-17 May 2015. More than 50,000 people are expected to attend the 72nd year of the Royal Windsor Horse Show which offers its audience astounding displays in the main Castle Arena, such as The Musical Ride from the Household Calvary and The King’s Troop Musical Drive, the DAKS Pony Club Mounted Games and The Shetland Pony Grand National. As well as the equestrian competitions and activities, there are over 230 shops in the Shopping Village, with a wide range of goods for sale, from jewellery and fashion, to food and drink found in the Food Glorious Food Hall. HM The Queen has attended every year since it started in 1944 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 organised by HPower Group, also organisers of Olympia, The London International Horse Show www.hpower.co.uk