03:38AM, Sunday 22 April 2012
Disappointed horse lovers unable to get tickets for the one-off special Diamond Jubilee pageant have had some good news.
Tickets for the pageant in May which boasts 800 performers and 500 horses from 17 countries performing in the shadow of Windsor Castle, sold out in days.
But now it has been revealed that some of the choicest acts will also be doing their stuff during the annual five-day Royal Windsor Horse Show - held in the private grounds of Home Park.
The Royal Windsor Horse Show will run during the day between Wednesday, May 9 and Sunday, May 13 with the special one-off pageant in the evening on Thursday-Sunday.
Acts from the pageant who will also perform at the horse show include the Carosello de Carabinieri from Italy, the Kremlin Equestrian School from Russia, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Marwari Dancing Horses of India.
Royal Windsor Horse Show is the largest outdoor show of its kind in the UK with more than 3,000 horses and ponies taking part in more than 170 jumping, showing, championship and carriage driving classes.
The show's director Simon Brooks Ward said: "It is wonderful to be able to bring a flavour of the Diamond Jubilee Pageant celebrations to our loyal horse show visitors.
"As a passionate horsewoman the Royal Windsor Horse Show is close to the Queen's heart and every year she attends to watch her horses and ponies compete."
Tickets for The Royal Windsor Horse Show are available between £10 and £20 with various discounts available for groups, seniors and children. Visit www.rwhs.co.uk or call the box office on 0844 5814960.
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