Royal Shetland Race for The Queen’s Birthday
A Royal Shetland Race in honour of The Queen’s 90th birthday took place earlier today, 9th May 2016, at Royal Windsor Racecourse. Six Shetland ponies charged down the Windsor straight over two and three quarter furlongs (approx. 550 metres), with all riders donning the distinctive and prestigious Royal jockey silks owned by Her Majesty The Queen. Each of the ponies were temporarily re-named after one of the Queen’s most successful racehorses and included the likes of a mini ‘Estimate’ whose great namesake famously won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2013.
Leading performance clothing brand MUSTO has joined forces with Royal Windsor Horse Show, for The Queen’s 90th birthday, as the event’s official clothing supplier. Known in the equestrian world for creating innovative garments inspired by the brands pioneering sailing ranges, it’s no wonder that MUSTO is a royal favourite.
Painter with A Cinematic Eye On the Racecourse
The Osborne Studio Gallery in London, encouraged artist Alistair Little to look at the dramatic potential of the racecourse, a natural step for an artist with a love for 20th century cinema, especially Westerns and film noir, and a gift for seizing unguarded moments, as well as capturing the allure of speed.
Go Fit Yourself for Sport Relief in the South East
Bust the post-Christmas blues and get fit for fun in 2016
Sport Relief is calling on the people of the South East to step away from the stuffing, reject those spare sprouts and start the New Year as they mean to go on by signing up for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games, taking place on Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March 2016.
Toytown, who carried Zara to triumph in the World Equestrian Games the year following their European Championship win, is heading the Parade of Champions at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials – part of the Oxfordshire event’s 25th anniversary celebrations.
The HoneyBuns will be performing 4 songs to entertain the audience and help draw HOYS 2015 to a spectacular close. The girls’ positive attitude and bubbly personalities shine through as viewers witnessed on BGT earlier this year.
Goodwood Racecourse to Host 1950’s Themed Bank Holiday Weekend
Racegoers are invited to get into the ‘50s swing as Goodwood Racecourse opens the gates for its popular August Bank Holiday fixture over the weekend of Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August 2015. Exciting racing on the South Downs provides a focal point to the entertainment whilst guests soak up a 1950s-themed family atmosphere around the venue.
Olympic and European gold medal winner Scott is entered with two of his rising star horses, Hello Forever and Hello M’Lady. The 30-year-old Brit has recently moved from his native Peeblesshire to a new base near the All England Jumping Course at Hickstead, and his appearance at the show will give showjumping fans a rare opportunity to see this jet-setting superstar compete on home turf.
Equestrian Art Show at Petworth
July and August sees three of the world’s most celebrated equestrian sporting events take place in West Sussex. The British Open Polo Championship for the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup, the Qatar Goodwood Festival (‘Glorious Goodwood’), and the Longines Royal International Horse Show is at Hickstead .
To celebrate this Kevis House Gallery in Petworth is holding an exhibition of contemporary equestrian art between 6th July and 28th August. The exhibition will feature a range of works by some of the leading artists in the field.