UK Equestrian Events 2018

There is a huge number of UK equestrian events that take place throughout the year, each one as exciting as the next. Every one attracts a huge number of professional riders, amateur riders, enthusiasts and, of course, beautiful horses!

Whether you are looking for National Hunt racing, showjumping, dressage, eventing, flat racing, carriage driving or vaulting, there is something for you.

Below is a guide to the major UK equestrian events in 2018 so that you can make sure you don’t miss a thing!

National Equestrian Events 2018
Cheltenham Festival | 13-16 March | Cheltenham Racecourse

The highlight of the jump racing season.

Blue Chip Championships | 4-8 April | Hartpury Arena, Gloucestershire

The Winter Showjumping Championships.

Grand National Meeting | 12-14 April | Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool

The most valuable jump race in Europe.

Winter Dressage Championships | 11-15 April | Hartpury Arena, Gloucestershire

Competitors go head-to-head for 29 national titles.

Badminton Horse Trials | 2-6 May | Badminton Estate, Gloucestershire

The world’s premier 3-day eventing competition.

1,000 and 2,000 Guineas | 5-6 May | Newmarket Racecourse, Suffolk

The first two British Classics of the flat racing season.

Royal Windsor Horse Show | 9-13 May | Windsor, Berks

International jumping, dressage, driving, endurance and national showing.

Chatsworth Horse Trials | 11-13 May | Chatsworth, Derbyshire

Three days of world-class eventing.

Houghton International Horse Trials | 24-27 May | Houghton Hall, Norfolk

International eventing action.

The Derby Meeting | 1-2 June | Epsom Downs Racecourse, Surrey

Arguably the greatest flat race in the world.

Bramham Horse Trials | 7-10 June | West Yorkshire

World-class eventing action.

Bolesworth International Horse Show | 13-17 June | Chester, Cheshire

Top-class showjumping and dressage is just the start at this family festival.

Royal Ascot | 19-23 June | Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire

This world-famous flat racing event speaks for itself.

British Jumping Derby | 21-24 June | Hickstead, West Sussex

One of the most famous showjumping classes in the world.

Barbury Horse Trials | 5-8 July (TBC) | Wiltshire

The world’s best riders compete in the sport of eventing.

Royal International Horse Show | 25-29 July | Hickstead, West Sussex

One of the biggest outdoor shows in the country for showing and showjumping.

London Global Champions Tour | 2-5 Aug (TBC) | Royal Hospital Chelsea, London

A high-calibre showjumping event featuring Olympic and world champions.

Festival of British Eventing | 3-5 Aug | Gatcombe, Gloucestershire

A weekend of top-class eventing and family entertainment.

British Showjumping National Championships | 7-12 Aug (TBC) | Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire

The prestigious British summer Showjumping Championships.

Scope SJ Festival | 20-26 Aug (TBC) | Staffordshire County Showground

Seven days of top-class showjumping

Burghley Horse Trials | 30 Aug-2 Sept | Stamford, Lincolnshire

Three days of eventing action

Blenheim Horse Trials | 13-17 Sept (TBC) | Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxon

Attracting the world’s best eventers and thousands of spectators.

National Driving Championships | Date TBC | Cirencester, Gloucestershire

The best of Britain’s carriage drivers go head-to-head.

National Dressage Championships | 13-16 Sept (TBC) | Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

Britain’s best battle it out in the national championships

Festival of Endurance | Date TBC | Builth Wells, Wales

Competitive long-distance riding.

HOYS | 3-7 Oct | Birmingham NEC

The finale to the showing year and the climax to the domestic showjumping year.

British Vaulting Championships | Date TBC | Olney, Rugby

Britain’s best show us what they are made of.

Olympia Horse Show | Date: TBC | Olympia, London

Hosting all three FEI World Cup Qualifiers in dressage, showjumping and driving.

King George VI Steeple Chase | 26 Dec | Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury-on-Thames

Historic and prestigious British jump race.

National Horse Transport

If you are taking part in any of the above UK equestrian events and need safe, comfortable, professional, and reliable national horse transport, then NRT can help.

We not only have years of experience in transporting horses from all disciplines, but we also have a fleet of state-of-the-art horse transportation vehicles to ensure that your horse arrives on time, relaxed and ready to perform!

If you’d like to find out more about the services we offer and how we can help get you and your horses to and from any of the above UK equestrian events in the maximum comfort with the minimum hassle, give us a call on 01638 663155 or click here for more information.

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