Ireland’s Bertram Allen (left), will be joined by his fellow countryman Billy Twomey at this week’s CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show in Berkshire, England, held in the castle arena of Windsor Castle.
The show will play host to elite equestrian competition across four FEI disciplines: Show Jumping, Dressage, Driving and Endurance.
In show jumping, Allen and Twomey will compete against the likes of current World No.1 and winner of the 2019 FEI Jumping World Cup Final, Steve Guerdat. The Swiss rider also won last year’s Windsor Grand Prix, and will be hoping to repeat his performance on Sunday and gain the lion’s share of the prize fund of €500,000. Last year Bertram Allen finished in a creditable seventh place.
The USA will be represented by Kent Farrington, winner of the Royal Windsor Grand Prix in 2016 and 2017 and also Jessica Springsteen, who claimed the CSI 5* Falcon Stakes at Royal Windsor Horse Show in 2017, with 2008 team Olympic team gold medallist Laura Kraut making up the American trio.
Other jumping stars appearing at Windsor will include FEI Jumping World Cup Final Swiss silver medallist Martin Fuchs and current World No. 3-ranked Swedish rider Peder Fredricson. The latter, fresh from claiming a bronze medal on home turf at the FEI Jumping World Cup Final in Gothenburg, will be joined by fellow Swede Henrik von Eckermann, the current Rolex Grand Slam live contender.
Heading a large British contingent will be Scott Brash, the only rider ever to have won the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping.
Other international riders include Canadian Olympic individual gold medallist Eric Lamaze, and Italians Alberto Zorzi and Lorenzo de Luca.
A list of entries for each discipline can be found here.
PREVIOUS ROYAL WINDSOR ROLEX GRAND PRIX WINNERS
2018 Steve Guerdat (SUI), Albfuehren’s Bianca
2017 Kent Farrington (USA), Sherkan D’Amaury
2016 Kent Farrington (USA), Creedance
2015 Dermott Lennon (IRL), Loughview Lou-Lou
2014 Robert Whitaker (GBR), Catwalk IV
2013 Shane Breen (IRL), Balloon
2012 Louise Pavitt (GBR), Don VHP Z
2011 Shane Breen (IRL), Carmena Z