Events Not To Miss This Year

Choosing which event to attend isn’t an easy choice with the busy season ahead. We’ve broken down the extensive equestrian calendar for this year into our top favourite events which we believe are not to be missed.

Cheltenham Festival: 12th – 15th March


The world renown festival is the pinnacle of the national hunt calendar. Showcasing the very best horses, jockeys and trainers in the country battle it out for the winning post. Ruby Walsh, Champion’s brand ambassador, is the most successful jockey in the history of the Cheltenham Festival.

Badminton Horse Trials: 1st – 5th May


The Mitsubishi Badminton Horse Trials held on the picturesque Badminton Estate. One of the best events in the UK for shopping with around 500 trade stands, there is plenty of shopping to get through before the competition kicks off in the afternoon. Champion are regular exhibitors to this fantastic event, be sure to visit our stand and say hello the team.

Royal Windsor Horse Show: 8th – 12th May


This prestigious show is held on the private grounds of Windsor, it is the UK’s largest outdoor horse show with more than 3,000 horses and ponies taking part in 250 jumping, showing and carriage driving classes. This year’s show will also feature celebrations for the Queen’s 90th birthday, taking place on the last four evenings of the show.

Chatsworth International Horse Trials: 8th – 12th May


The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials offers world-class competition held on the Chatsworth estate. A great event for all the family with a large shopping village, catering outlets and fun activities and games for children. Our Brand Ambassador, Piggy French had a successful event last year in the CIC1* and Quarrycrest Echo in the Event Rider Masters CIC3* with its £16,000 top prize – both horses won their sections, and both finished on their dressage scores of 27.5 and 27.3 respectively.

Bolesworth International Horse Show: 12th – 16th June


A spectacular setting, with the castle providing a breath-taking backdrop, and great facilities has put the show on a par with the top European events. The show is also home to the Elite Auction which sees up to 20 lots of the world’s best yearlings.

The Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby: 19th – 23rd June


The Derby course is fearsomely tricky, and the fences have barely changed since the class was first held in 1961. Iconic obstacles such as the Derby Bank, the Devil’s Dyke and the double of water ditches are as difficult to jump now as they have always been, and clear rounds remain a rarity. Hickstead provides a perfect family day out, with something on offer for everyone.

Horse Of The Year Show: 2nd – 6th October


Held at the NEC, Birmingham, HOYS showcases national and international showjumping classes, the world famous puissance, hosting the finals for the Pony Club Mounted Games Prince Phillip Cup, and seeing the best of British show horses come forward for the finale to the showing season. HOYS is the ultimate celebration of the horse and has something for every member of the family to enjoy.

Olympia, The London International Horse Show: 16th – 22nd December


Olympia combines world-class equestrian competition with thrilling displays and a touch of Christmas magic, making it the perfect festive day out. The best riders and drivers from across the globe will battle it out in the FEI World CupTM in dressage, showjumping and driving. Also home to the popular Osborne Refrigerators Shetland Pony Grand National, dog agility and a visit from Father Christmas!