12:47PM, Monday 22 April 2013
A record number of entries is all set to make the 70th anniversary Royal Windsor Horse Show an unforgettable one.
Entries have increased by 40 per cent over three years with more than 4,000 enthusiasts competing in 174 classes in 2013.
For the first time the show will host an international endurance ride spread over 120km in the Great Park. It is sponsored by Bahrain and is expected to attract competitors from the Middle East and Europe.
London 2012 Olympic Gold Medal winner Peter Charles will compete in the Alltech Royal Windsor Grand Prix alongside household names like Tim Stockdale and Will Funnell.
The newly introduced Windsor University Challenge will see four university teams battling it out. It is hoped it will become an annual event.
Competitive classes include the Land Rover International Carriage Driving Grand Prix.
Visitors can also enjoy equestrian displays and competitions, the DAKS Pony Club Mounted Games, the musical drive of the King's Troop RHA, the musical ride of the Household Cavalry, the Shetland Pony Grand National and The Bahrain Arab Horse Display.
More than 200 shops will offer everything from equestrian equipment, to jewellery, clothing, homeware and arts and crafts.
The show runs from Wednesday, May 8 to Sunday, May 12.
Visit www.rwhs.co.uk or call 0844 581 4960 for tickets and details.
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