16th Feb 2022

TOP 10 EQUESTRIAN EVENTS UK 2022

After our two years of being behind locked doors, we are excited to be hitting the show circuit again! We are delighted to be getting out to watch our favourite sport in person! We will also be attending some of our favourite events.


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THE EVENTING SPRING CARNIVAL 2022

Date         |   Location |  Discipline|  Coolhorse attending?
1st-3rd April   |  Thoresby Park, 5 miles north of Ollerton, Notts.  |  Eventing.  |  Yes.  

The 2022 Eventing Spring Carnival programme is jam-packed with action.

Throughout the weekend, there will be a range of arena games and attractions to be enjoyed by visitors. Including the LYCETTS GRANTHAM CUP, the role of the Grantham Cup was to create a Spring Class that would be the perfect pre-run for riders.

The Eventing Spring Carnival is to Badminton as Queens is to Wimbledon, and esteemed riders come from far and wide to prepare for the worldwide Grand Slams.

There is also a wide selection of local and national brands, A Classic Car Show, A Street food festival, and of course, the British Polo Gin bar. Which will be open for business all weekend in luscious gardens with views across the arena; it's the perfect place to unwind.


Badminton Horse Trials

Date.   |  Location |   Discipline    |   Coolhorse attending?
4 th- 8th May 2022.    | Thoresby Park, 5miles north of Ollerton, Notts.   |   Eventing    |   Yes

Badminton needs no introduction- it is one of the most prestigious Five Star events. It takes place in May each year in the park of Badminton House, the seat of the Duke of Beaufort in South Gloucestershire.

We are so excited to be attending Badminton this year; we will be in the rural craft tent. We are very much looking forward to being at such a fun event.


Royal Windsor International Horse Show

Date |  Location |   Discipline.   |   Coolhorse attending?
12 th- 15th May 2022    |  Windsor SL4 1NG    |  International Jumping,
|  Driving Grand Prix,
|  National Showing.  
|   No, but Eglove will be there holding a limited range.

Royal Windsor Horse Show is the UK's largest outdoor horse show with international competitions in 3 different equestrian disciplines. Five days of action in a stunning setting.

Sadly, we cannot be in two places at once currently! So, we cannot attend Royal Windsor this year & Chatsworth (our big local event); however, hopefully, we will be able to go!


Chatsworth international horse Trials

Date|   Location|   Discipline|   Coolhorse attending?
13th- 15th May 2022   |   Thoresby Park, 5miles north of Ollerton, Notts.  |   Eventing.   |   Yes.   

Chatsworth is a three-day event with thrilling world-class sport, combined with entertainment for all the family. With young horse competitions to 4* short format eventing.


The Royal Highland Show!

Date   |    Location

| Coolhorse attending?

23rd- 26th June 2022.   |    Edinburgh

 | Yes.  

The Royal Highland Show is an annual event showcasing the best of food, farming and rural life at Ingliston in Edinburgh.

The show has something for everyone, from competitions to shopping, live music and tasty food and drinks - It's the one place you can meet, touch, smell, taste and take home the best in the country.


The Longines Royal International Horse Show

Date.   |   Location|   Discipline   |   Coolhorse attending?
26-31 July 2022.  |  Hickstead, West Sussex|   Showing/Showjumping.  |   No

This five-star fixture includes some of the most famous classes in equestrian sport, including the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain, the Longines BHS King George V Gold Cup and the Queen Elizabeth II Cup.


Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing

Date|   Location|   Discipline.  |   Coolhorse attending?
5-7 Aug 2022.  |   Gatcombe, Glos.  |   Eventing   |  Yes

The Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing hosts 5 Championship classes that horse and rider combinations have to qualify for throughout the year. It is a critical date in the calendar for riders' and spectators alike and always promises to be an action-packed weekend.

With the Festival hosting championships from The Corinthian Cup for amateur riders right through to the British Open Championship, the weekend is a true showcase of the sport at all levels.

The Festival provides a true test of cross country riding, with the courses at all levels being some of the most difficult on the circuit. This is due to the topography of the land and how course designer Captain Mark Phillips uses it to test and challenge horses and riders.


Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

Date|   Location|   Discipline |    Coolhorse attending?
1-4 Sept 2022.  |   Stamford, Lincs.  |   Eventing   |    No

The world's most outstanding 5* equestrian event is acknowledged globally by leading riders as their ultimate competitive goal. A key event towards the end of the summer social season, Land Rover Burghley attracts fantastic crowds to witness exhilarating equestrian action alongside browsing the world-renowned shopping avenues and enjoying the many other attractions and activities on offer in this truly stunning location.


Horse of the Year Show

Date|   Location|  Discipline|   Coolhorse attending?
5th – 9th Oct 2022.  |   The NEC, Birmingham.   |  Showjumping/showing/dressage    |   Yes

The biggest week of the year for equestrian entertainment is back. The 72nd edition of Horse of the Year Show has something for every member of the family to enjoy including fine dining, shopping and a chance to get up close and meet some of the horses themselves. Visitors will experience thrilling competition, breathtaking displays, unbeatable retail therapy and spectacular horsemanship.


The London International Horse Show

Date|   Location|   Discipline|   Coolhorse attending?
15th - 16th 2022|   Excel, London.  |   Dressage/showjumping/showing.  

The London International Horse Show at ExCeL is the only UK show to host all three FEI World CupTM Qualifiers in Dressage, Show Jumping and Driving. Each performance includes an equestrian competition and a variety of displays from around the world.