Your 2018 Equestrian Year Planner

It’s a good time of year to get some key dates in your diary so we have saved you the hassle of having to look them all up. We’ve compiled a list of 5 major events (it was very hard to narrow it down!) across each discipline so whether Burghley, the Hickstead Derby or a day out at Royal Ascot is your thing, you can be sure not to miss out on your favourite events in 2018.

 

Eventing

 

International horse trials

 

  • Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucestershire – Wednesday 2nd – Sunday 6th May
  • Burghley Horse Trials, Lincolnshire – Wednesday 29th August – Sunday 2nd September
  • Bramham Horse Trials, Yorkshire – Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th June
  • Blenheim Horse Trials, Oxfordshire – Wednesday 12th – Sunday 16th September
  • World Equestrian Games, Tryon America – Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th September

 

You can find more information on these and other British Eventing events here.

 

Show Jumping

 

 

  • Hickstead Derby Meeting, Sussex – Wednesday 20th – Sunday 24th June
  • London International Horse Show, Olympia – Monday 17th – Sunday 23rd December
  • Bolesworth International, Cheshire – Wednesday 13th – Sunday 17th June
  • British Show Jumping National Championships, Stoneleigh – Tuesday 7th – Sunday 12th August 2018
  • World Equestrian Games, Tryon America – 12th, 13th and 14th September and 19th, 20th and 21st September

 

You can find more information on these and other British Show Jumping events here.

 

Dressage

 

 

  • Winter Dressage Championships, Hartpury College – Wednesday 11th – Sunday 15th April
  • Royal Windsor Horse Show – Wednesday 9th – Sunday 13th May
  • Summer Championships, Stoneleigh – Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd September
  • London International Horse Show, Olympia – Monday 17 – Tuesday 18th December
  • World Equestrian Games, Tryon America – 12th – 22nd September

 

You can find more information on these and other British Dressage events here

 

Showing

Side saddle

 

  • BSPS Summer Championships – Wednesday 22nd – Saturday 25th August
  • Equifest, East of England Showground – Wednesday 8th – Sunday 12th August
  • Royal Windsor – Wednesday 9th – Sunday 13th May
  • Royal International Horse Show, Hickstead – Tuesday 24th – Sunday 29th July
  • Horse of the Year Show, NEC Birmingham – Wednesday 3rd – Sunday 7th October

 

 

Horse Racing

 

  • The Cheltenham Festival, Cheltenham – Tuesday 13th – Friday 16th March
  • The Grand National, Aintree – Saturday 14th April
  • The Derby, Epsom – Saturday 2nd June
  • Royal Ascot, Ascot Racecourse – Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd June
  • King George VI Cup, Kempton – Wednesday 26th December

 

You can find more information on these and other British Racing events here

 

Vaulting

  • English Championships, Unicorn Centre – Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th June
  • Welsh Championships, Talygarn – Sunday 29th July
  • Scottish Championships, SNEC – Saturday 1st September
  • British Championships, Bridgend, Wales – Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st October
  • World Equestrian Games, Tryon America – Tuesday 18th – Saturday 22nd September

 

You can find more information on these and other British Vaulting events here

 

Pony Club

 

  • The Pony Club Championships, Cholmondeley Castle – Friday 17th – Tuesday 21st August
  • National Quiz Championships, Addington Manor – Sunday 15th April
  • Regional Championship events – taking place at different venues across the regions
  • The Musical Ride Competition- Takes place at Cholmondeley Castle during the main Championships
  • The Winter Show jumping League, Addington Manor – Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th April

 

You can find more information on these and other Pony Club events here

 

Riding Club

 

 

  • Festival of the Hunter, Aston-Le-Walls – Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th May
  • National Horse Trials Championships, Swalcliffe – Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th August
  • National Championships, Lincoln showground – Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd September
  • Novice Winter championships, Arena UK – Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th April
  • Dressage to Music Championships, Bury Farm – Friday 28th – Sunday 30th September

 

You can find more information on these and other British Riding Club events here

 

So there you have it. Our extensive list of key dates to help you not miss any of your favourite events in 2018. Good luck if you’re competing and have fun if you’re spectating!

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