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.
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.
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.