Running for over 100 years, the Royal International Horse Show is one of the oldest horse shows in the world! Set at the famous Hickstead Showground – home to the thrilling Hickstead Derby – the Royal International Horse Show is one of the top events riders from around the world use to qualify for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final. Meaning that unfortunately, this is the only chance British fans have to see the four riders of their team compete on home soil for this class.
From the very beginning of the event, showjumping classes create a thrilling and intense atmosphere, with a royal presence in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup and the King George V Gold Cup.
Intermixed with the dominant showjumping classes there is carriage driving, scurry driving, and even side-saddle classes if you want to try your hand at something new!
There’s also a chance to dress to impress at the Lady’s Day event on Saturday, which is held in aid of a chosen charity the event wishes to support and there is a host of prizes are on offer for the most elegantly dressed ladies.
Meanwhile, at the shopping village there is plenty of opportunity to add to your horsey and human shopping collection with over 200 stalls selling everything a horse enthusiast should ever need. Ranging from tack and equestrian equipment to cloths and footwear.