Royal Windsor Horse Show, the UK’s largest horse show, is set to become the country’s richest event for competitors by offering a record-breaking prize fund this year.
History will be made in Windsor in 2019 with the Grand Prix’s prize fund seeing an increase from €300,000 to €500,000, bringing the total prize fund to €875,000 at the landmark event.
Royal Windsor, held this year between 8-12th May, remains the only UK event to host first-class international competitions in four of the eight FEI disciplines: Dressage, Carriage Driving, Endurance and Show Jumping, helping to attract some of the biggest names in equestrian sport, including Olympic, World and European champions.
This year’s CSI5* show jumping competitions will be held between 10-12 May, culminating with the most prestigious competition, the Rolex Grand Prix on Sunday 12 May.
The Grand Prix was won last year by the current world number one ranked rider, Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat.
Meanwhile, taking centre-stage on the evenings of Thursday 9 and Friday 10 May will be the Al Shira’aa CDI4* Dressage Grand Prix and Freestyle to Music. Having previously welcomed a stellar line-up of entries, the Castle Arena expects this year to host the most dominant combinations in the discipline.