12:15PM, Friday 13 May 2016
Wild horses couldn’t drag the crowds away from the private grounds of Windsor Castle yesterday (Thursday) as the Royal Windsor Horse Show got underway.
Bad weather forced the organisers to cancel the show’s opening day on Wednesday with heavy rain leaving access routes to the show grounds waterlogged.
But an upturn in the weather allowed the show to go on the following day with equestrian lovers treated to an array of top quality classes.
The Queen was also in attendance and she got a sweet taste of success after her horse, Barber’s Shop, won the Tattersalls & RoR Thoroughbred Ridden Show.
The Head of State was awarded with a Tesco gift card following her win.
The Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment also took place.
Discussing Wednesday’s cancellation, the show’s marketing manager Jo Peck said: “In the show grounds we’ve got all the decking down so conditions were OK but it was a matter of getting the horse boxes in.
“We had to sacrifice the first day but at least it meant we could continue the show for the next four.”
On Sunday evening a special show celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday will be held at the show grounds.
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