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The Royal Windsor Horse Show returns next week

The Royal Windsor Horse Show returns next week

Francis Batt

The Royal Windsor Horse Show returns next week

London Olympic gold medalists Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester, Nick Skelton and Peter Charles will 'top the bill' at this year's Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Other outstanding entries at the show - which has been attended by the Queen every year since 1943 - include Saudi Arabia’s World Equestrian Games silver and Olympic bronze medallist Abdullah Al Sharbatly, Venezuela’s Andres Rodriguez and USA team mates Lauren Hough and Laura Kraut. 

Royal Windsor Horse Show director Simon Brooks Ward said: “Having no less than four current Olympic gold medal holders including current dressage world number one Charlotte Dujardin competing is fantastic news for the show. 

"The show has evolved and grown substantially since it began back in 1943 and today boasts prize money in excess of a quarter of a million pounds."

This year's show runs from Wednesday, May 14 to Sunday, May 18 in the private area of the Home Park. Admission is free on the opening day, dubbed Windsor Wednesday. Children are also admitted free on Thursday and Friday.

The show has a brand new look 'shopping village' with over 200 outlets offering thousands of products. There are over 130 equestrian competitions taking place during the five day extravaganza, as well as outstanding equestrian displays.

Attractions also include a display of ancient artefacts from Mongolia, an old fashioned funfair, plus the Land Rover Experience - a purpose course which tests the vehicles to their limit - all in the grounds of the castle.

Over 40,000 visitors are expected. Tickets are available on www.rwhs.co.uk or 0844 581 4960. 

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