The Royal Windsor Horse Show was established in 1943 with the aim of raising funds for the war effort, and it has taken place every single year since! In fact, it’s the only show in the UK that hosts international competitions not only in Showjumping and Dressage but Driving and Endurance too.

The Cumnor Hill House residents enjoyed an exciting day out for the first day of the five-day show last Wednesday, watching many of the events and taking a look at the various shopping stalls too, with a horse and rider zone, country lifestyle and living, jewellery and fashion quarter, food court, boutique shops and much-loved brands there to explore. There was also The Musical Ride of the Cavalry Mounted Regiment, the King’s Troop and Royal Horse Artillery – it really was a fantastic show.

We took a lovely picnic with us, which was savoured by all and gave us a much-needed rest from all the action midway through the day. Tickets for next year go on sale this autumn – will we be going in 2019 too? Watch this space…