As 2021 has drawn to a close, there have been many memorable equestrian events throughout last year. However, we saw a few of them cancelled with the uncertainty of Covid-19. Luckily, many of our favourite equestrian events will be taking place in 2022, bigger and better! Here is our top pick of five equestrian events any horse lovers must attend this year!
1. Royal Windsor Horse Show
The Royal Windsor horse show takes place within the private grounds of Windsor Castle and is the largest premier outdoor horse show in the UK with its five arenas. The Royal Windsor horse show is deeply embedded in royal history, and this year it will have special jubilee status to coincide with the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.
The show boasts a substantial selection of the most talked about and coveted showing classes and is famed for marking the official opening of the showing season. A General Entry ticket will get you access to the five arenas as well as its shopping village.
There will be show jumping, driving, endurance, and over 130 showing classes. With so many exciting shows, sporting actions, and plenty of activities to do, The Royal Windsor Horse Show will be a fantastic event that you must not miss in 2022.
Head over to the Royal Windsor Horse Show website and get your ticket before they are sold out!
Date of the event – 12th of May to 15th of May
2. Mars Equestrian Badminton Horse Trials
Another one to return after cancelling last year due to Covid-19 is the exciting Badminton Horse Trials. This five-day event features some of the world’s most successful riders and along with the events themselves, features a shopping village, camping (and glamping!) sites, and eateries. How exciting!
Date of the event – 4th of May to 8th of May
3. Land Rover Burghley International Horse Trials
While they, unfortunately, had to cancel in 2021 due to Covid-19, their preparations are already underway for 2022 to make it better than ever. The Land Rover Burghley International Horse Trials is one of the most popular and highly regarded equestrian events and has been voted a firm favourite amongst riders from all over the world. It hosts over 600 exhibitors and retail outlets too!
Date of the event – 1st of September to 4th of September
4. The London International Horse Show
This grand equestrian event takes place in London each year before Christmas. This event is filled with competition, shopping, and many experiences for the festive season. This show is the only UK show to host all three FEI World Cup TM Qualifiers in Dressage, Show Jumping, and Driving.
The tickets are already open for sale, so head over to their website and get yours before it’s too late!
Date of the event – 16th of December to 20th of December
5. Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show
This event is held every year in the Bolesworth Estate, and this is not only a very popular event but also one of the most prestigious too and there are many famous faces involved in the events. There’s evening entertainment as well as shops, plus we’d always recommend having a picnic while you’re here.
Date of the event – 7th of July to 11th of July
There are many exciting equestrian events to look forward to in 2022, and many of them are already starting to sell tickets, so make sure you save the date and book your tickets before they get sold out!
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