Royal Windsor Horse Show Celebrates 70th Anniversary

The Box Office opened on Monday 4th February for Royal Windsor Horse Show, the only event held in the Private Grounds of Windsor Castle, 8th – 12th May 2013.

This classic English Horse Show was started in 1943 by Count Robert Orssich and Mr Geoffrey Cross to raise money for the war effort and has run every year since, with the exception of 2001 when the outbreak of foot and mouth stopped the Show. The first show was attended by all of the Royal Family including the then Princess Elizabeth. Her Majesty The Queen has attended the Show every year since.

This year’s Show will be a special event in celebration of its 70 years with outstanding equestrian and military displays including The Musical Drive of The Kings Troop with its teams of 68 horses pulling six one and a half ton World War One guns, plus The Household Cavalry who will perform their Musical Ride at the Show, treating the Windsor audience to a display of speed and precision from the 26 horses and riders.

The packed programme of Jumping and Showing classes annually attracts over 3,000 entries and 45,000 visitors.