Organisers of Royal Windsor Horse Show have announced an outstanding list of national competitors for this year’s Show, which takes place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle from 10 – 14 May 2017.
The Showing line-up includes stars such as Allister Hood, competing aboard Our Cashel Blue in a bid to defend their title as Lightweight Cob. The duo have celebrated a phenomenal year after being crowned Supreme Champion at Horse of the Year Show in 2016. Jayne Ross will be back in action with 16 rides including Cob in Hood, with whom she will be seeking to reverse last year’s Lightweight Cob outcome, after narrowly missing out to Hood and Our Cashel Blue.
Ross spoke in anticipation of the event, “there’s an aura about Windsor, from the moment you arrive. There’s just nothing like it, it’s so special.”
Royal Windsor Horse Show Director, Simon Brooks-Ward said: “Showing is of great importance to the event, it’s very good to see the level of entries growing year-on-year, with the standard of competition increasing with the Show’s popularity.”
National Show Jumping
Alongside the 5* International Jumping classes, the National Jumping line-up will have spectators glued to the action as many of the world’s top riders announce their attendance, including Olympic Team Gold Medallist Ben Maher (GBR), who will be joined by a field of fellow Brits in the National classes. The notoriously speedy Guy Williams is set to grip spectators as he will be attempting a one-two in the Olympic Star Spotters Competition for 6-Year-Old Horses. Adding to the list of contenders will be husband and wife, William and Pippa Funnell. Also, joining Pippa from the world of eventing will be, Bumble Thomas and Emily Llewellyn.
Britain’s leading-female Show Jumper, Laura Renwick, will be returning in hope of matching last year’s success. Renwick will be battling against seasoned competitor and former Olympian Tim Stockdale (GBR), who is set to return to the Show, along with rising star and son, Joseph, who will both be contending for top place in the Grades B & C Handicap Jumping Competition.
Tickets to watch this year’s action can be purchased at www.rwhs.co.uk