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by Bastion Harrison (subscribe)
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A Day Out You'll Neigh-ver Forget

The grounds of Windsor Castle are open to the public but once a year, and bring visitors lots of springtime cheer. But if you think that it is just the spectacular scenery that makes their day, I must tell you the answer's nay.

Or should I say 'neigh'? For between the 14th - 18th May, the Royal Windsor Horse Show will be promising an extravaganza of exciting events for all the family to enjoy.

The international event will include all sorts of activities, including show jumping and dressage, which is new this year. The dressage will have a Grand Prix and Freestyle, in which fifteen competitors will take part. This will be followed by displays from The Household Cavalry and The King's Troop, who will perform musical drives.

One of the most exciting events will be international driving, in which eight competitors from across eighteen nations will compete. There will also be a test of endurance in a 120km race, and over a hundred showing classes in the arena, including the Cuddy Hunter Championships, Riding Horse Championship, Land Rover Mountain and Moorland Supreme In Hand Championship, Mountain and Moorland Working Hunter Pony Championship, and Show Pony Championship.

Other forms of entertainment to look forward to are The DAKS Pony Club Mounted Games, Shetland Pony Grand National, military competitions, The Best Turned Out Trooper.

Entry to the Royal Windsor Horse Show is free for everyone on Wednesday 14th May; after that adult tickets will range from 16-25, concessions 12-18, and children are 10 at the weekend or free on weekdays.

Alternatively, you can also book hospitality tickets (Day or Evening), which will give you:

Seating for six or eight people
Breakfast, mid-morning coffee, two course lunch and afternoon tea OR canapes, three course dinner, coffee, and petit fours
Complimentary drinks
Ringside view of the Castle Arena
Show Programme
VIP Parking

If you find time between all the horsey stuff, then you should check out the Shopping Village, which has over two hundred companies offering things you won't find on the high street. The village is divided into four areas: Fashionistas, Country Lifestyle & Living, Food Glorious Food, and Horse & Rider.
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Why? Fun for families
When: 14th-18th May
Phone: 01753 860 633
Where: Windsor Castle
Cost: Free on 14th, 16-25 adult, 12-18 concession, 0-10 children
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