horse show windsor, accommodation windsor ltdThe Royal Windsor Horse Show was bathed in early sunshine this year.  The show was bigger than ever, setting record numbers for attendance and competition.  This meant Windsor was bustling from the Turf to the Thames.  Since its humble beginnings in 1943 the Windsor Horse Show has grown to over 140 unique events and attracts many from the horse world. Her Majesty’s annual visit to the show saw her present awards to winners of the Team Jumping and Grand Prix events.  With a backdrop of the vast Windsor Great Park, the show was a beautiful spectacle for competitors and visitors alike.  Whether they received their awards from the Queen or not, huge congratulations to all winners of events at the show.

queen windsor horse show 2019Even if the range of equestrian events isn’t your cup of tea, there are plenty of other attractions.  Set in the historic Home Park, the horse show has created a shopping village for event goers to enjoy. Plenty of hand-crafted gifts, tailoring, clothes and home-wares for all the show goers to enjoy as well as delicious homemade food and a vast selection of beverages to enjoy on the day or to take home.  Just a short walk away from Peascod Street shops there is plenty of diversity for any shopper.  The dates for next year’s event have been locked in for 13th May to the 17th May 2020 so be on the lookout for tickets when they become available.

windsor dog show 2019If you missed out on the event this year or are looking for another reason to get out in the sunshine with your pets, the Windsor Dog show is coming soon.  Taking place on the 27-30 June, the show looks to be following the horse show’s record numbers.  Starting this year, the dog show is open to all breeds of dog so competition is set to be stronger than ever.  The show allows visitors to bring their dogs to spectate, which should make this a fun day out for all the family

If you’re not enticed by the dog show competition then see our post on upcoming festivals in the Windsor region.

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