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Windsor Wellness: Saddle Fitting With Voltaire Design

As every rider knows, your saddle is the most important bit of equipment you'll own! From your first pony saddle made to suit small legs, to dressage models designed to allow maximum movement, and jump designs cut for speed and spring, getting the perfect saddle fit is both an art and a science. As advances…
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Autumn Series Day One: Limited Edition and Beasie B take the Top Spots

It's been a wonderful first day here at the Virtual Windsor Autumn Series, which saw Isabella Mears and Brookdale Limited Edition take the Show Horse Championship against some stiff international competition, while Elise Coubrough and Beasie B scored 78.05% to come out top in The Riding for the Disabled Association Dressage Challenge, supported by Players…
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Friday’s Windsor Warm-Down with Horses Inside Out!

Every day of the Virtual Windsor Autumn Series we'll be bringing you a workout courtesy of Gillian Higgins of Horses Inside Out!  In today's episode, Gillian shows us the best way to persuade your four legged friends to join in some carrot stretches!  ABOUT GILLIAN: Gillian Higgins, BSc First Class Honours Degree, BHS Senior…
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Virtual Windsor Autumn Series Starts Tomorrow: Schedule and News

Organisers of CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show are excited to announce the packed official programme for the Virtual Windsor Autumn Series 2020 Show! The Virtual Show takes place via a daily streamed video from 25-27 September, starting at 1pm every day. Available worldwide via Facebook, YouTube and the Virtual Windsor website, the Show will comprise…
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Teams Announced for The Omega Equine Pony Club Home International

Organisers of the Virtual Windsor Autumn Series today announced the teams who will represent England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the Omega Equine Pony Club Dressage Home International. Participants achieved their places through an open qualifying round system and have submitted their filmed dressage tests to be shown during the…
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New Discipline: International Pony Club Dressage At Virtual Windsor

The Pony Club's new virtual dressage competition is to be launched as part of the Virtual Windsor Autumn Series 2020. The competition will take pride of place on the Sunday of the online Show which, will be live-streamed from 25-27 September 2020. Based on The Pony Club Home International Dressage which, takes place annually at…
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New Discipline: The Virtual Windsor RDA Dressage Challenge!

The Virtual Windsor Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) Dressage Challenge will take place for the first time during the Virtual Windsor Autumn Series 2020, streamed live from 25-27 September. The class, for which competitors will film their dressage tests at home and submit them online, gives riders the opportunity to get back to competition…
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Virtual Windsor Returns for New Autumn & Winter Series!

Following the success of Virtual Windsor in May, the organisers of Royal Windsor Horse Show are delighted to announce that the online Show will be returning as a new series with two editions taking place in the Autumn and Winter. The Virtual Windsor Autumn Series 2020 will be live-streamed on 25-27 September, and will feature…
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An Interview With Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex


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Glenmore Gwennic is Supreme Virtual Windsor Champion

It was a unanimous decision from the judges to award dun Connemara stallion Glenmore Gwennic the Virtual Windsor Supreme Championship on the Sunday of Virtual Show week. Above all of the 4,200+ entries seen during Show Week, including a handful of showing legends, Glenmore Gwennic and Emma James won two of the 24 classes with…
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Interview: The Land Rover Shetland Pony Grand National

It is an iconic competition at Royal Windsor Horse Show, and no visitor leaves without catching at least a glimpse of the Shetlands charging around the Castle Arena. However, alongside the fun, the Shetland Pony Grand National has been raising money for charity for several decades now. We caught up with SPGN organisers Sebastian Garner…
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The Story of DAKS and the Royal Windsor Horse Show

The DAKS International Pony Club Mounted Games Championship has been a highlight of the Royal Windsor Horse Show since its inauguration. The original concept of this exciting event was that of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. As far back as 1956 he mentioned to the late Colonel Sir Mike Ansell, then the Director…
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Peony is in Bloom for Soltermann

In a well contested Show Pony class of over 130 entries, Jessica Soltermann and Landemann Peony rode to victory with a clean, classical picture that showed both horse and rider off to best effect. Chief Virtual Windsor Judge Nigel Hollings said, "This is a beautiful quality pony, you can see by its movement. The jockey…
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Goodness Gracious It’s A Win!

Liberty Taylor-Hopkins and Whalton Goodness Gracious took Class 21, Show Hack and Riding Horse, earning admiring marks from the judge for their overall presentation which just pipped them to the title ahead of Lauren Freitag and Pohlands Grimor. Of Whalton Goodness Gracious, Judge Nigel Hollings said, "You can see by this horse's stride it is…
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Desired Edition Takes Appaloosa

Megan Share and Desired Edition take a hotly contested Appaloosa title at Virtual Windsor. The section, which saw a total of 69 combinations go forward to be judged, mixed both in hand and ridden entries. Chief Judge Nigel Hollings said,  "As soon as I opened this entry it made me smile. The scope of the…