The Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby is the only class in which riders take on the terrifying front descent of the 10ft 6in Hickstead Derby Bank. Of course, as with every high level competitive event, the other fences on the course are just as challenging, testing the trust in the horse and rider relationship.
Athletics, skill and drama are what this challenging event thrives on. Some of those lucky enough to have the honour of winning such an event include: Nick Skelton, Michael Whitaker, John Whitaker, Harvey Smith and Ben Maher.
Other classes include the highly entertaining Celebrity Polo Match, the British Speed Derby and the prestigious final of the Tattersalls/RoR Thoroughbred Show Horse Championship as well as many more!