Virtual Windsor 2020 Starts Tomorrow

Virtual Windsor 2020

Virtual Windsor 2020 has received a total of 4266 entries across its classes after launching a month ago following the cancellation of the Royal Windsor Horse Show. The show was launched in 1943 to help raise funds to help the British Army during World War 2 and has been attended ever since by senior royals.

The Royal Windsor Horse show was launched in 1943 to help raise funds to help the British Army during World War 2 and has been attended ever since by senior royals.

From May 13 to 17, the ‘Virtual Show’ will take place via a daily streaming video, which will comprise the judging of the online showing classes, shopping fix clips, messages from stewards and Royal Windsor Horse Show supporters, and footage from previous years’ Royal Windsor Horse Shows.

Highlights from previous years include the stunning displays from the Household Cavalry Musical Ride and the Royal Horse Artillery, as well as competition replays featuring Olympic gold medallists Ben Maher MBE, Scott Brash MBE and Charlotte Dujardin CBE.

Exhibitors submitted photos as entries. The top 10 will be featured in the virtual show.

Following the live event timetable, the Virtual Windsor 2020 Show Week brings the judging of the online showing classes to life, with commentator Nick Brooks-Ward interviewing judges Nigel Hollings, John Peacock, Linda Lawrance, Antony Fanshawe and Lord Charles Beresford, along with special guest judges Alan Titchmarsh MBE and Annabel Brooks-Ward MFH. The judge of each class will be interviewed, and the results announced during the course of the stream.

The shopping experience at the show will also be recreated, with the stores that would have a physical presence at the show displayed on the hub. So, users will have the opportunity to access some of the equestrian industry’s best brands, including the latest technical equipment, country and lifestyle collections and clothing.

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  1. Thank you! I’ll try to find time to watch. I watched the inserted video of last year’s Royal Ascot and noticed something..well, several somethings in the final leg of that race. As Blue Point and Dreamer’s Dream (?) pulled away, several horses in the back seemed to all ‘hit the wall’…they all slowed, almost as if they’d hit an invisible wall. Also…a grey on the inside, who hadn’t done much…his rider went to the whip and the horse almost stopped! He did continue to run, but still,he sure looked resentful.
    Maybe it’s my imagination, but the English jockeys in the this particular race didn’t seem so inclined to whip. Until the above mentioned grey, I almost wondered if they even HAD whips.
    As one trainer said on TV, “there’s no use whipping a horse when he’s obviously not going to win”.
    I feel, if he’s given his best and it’s just not good enough, why whip? Unless it’s the jockey thinking, well if I don’t at least ACT like I’m whipping, the trainer won’t blame me for the loss.

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