The Royal Mews
Royal Windsor Horse Show
Royal Windsor Horse Show was first staged in 1943 to help raise funds for the War effort. It has continued to run every year since and is now the only show in the UK to host international competitions in Show Jumping, Dressage, Driving and Endurance.
In 1943 Count Robert Orssich and Mr Geoffrey Cross were inspired by the ‘Wings for Victory’ campaign and set about organising a Horse and Dog Show in Windsor to raise money for the War effort.
The first show was called the Windsor Horse and Dog Show. It took place on Wednesday 26th May 1943 and helped the Royal Borough raise £391,197 – enough money to buy 78 Typhoon fighter aircraft. It was attended by all the key members of the Royal Family including King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother) and the two young princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret.
Royal Windsor is proud to host some of the highest level Show Jumping in the UK, with 5* jumping on three days of the Show culminating in the prestigious Rolex Grand Prix on the Sunday. Alongside top-level jumping taking place in the Castle Arena, the show also hosts young rider and National classes, making Windsor the place to see the best in jumping talent – both International and up-and-coming. In 2022, the Puissance (high jump) made a welcome return on the Thursday of the Show and looks set to be a fixture of the event going forward.
Our 10m² Arctic Cabins BBQ hut will be on display at the show, along with our knowledgeable team with all the information you need to get to know our BBQ huts and see the quality for yourself.