Windsor Alters Programme
Committee of the Royal Windsor Horse Show (14th-18th May), the opening
show of the summer season, has decided that with the current uncertain
climate surrounding events in the Gulf, it is inappropriate to continue
with the celebratory military elements at this years show.
However the vast and exciting array of competitions and equestrian
displays will continue as normal.
a result the Committee has withdrawn the Musical Drive of The Kings
Troop, RHA as well as the daily staging of the Wings for Victory
extravaganza. The display was to have celebrated the enormous efforts
made by the Windsor region in 1943 to raise money for desperately
needed fighter planes for World War II. Directed by Sir Michael
Parker, Wings for Victory was to have included a celebration
of the horses vital role in World War II as well as land and
air contributions from the RAF.
two displays were major elements of the two planned evening performances
(17th and 18th) and as the Committee was keen to maintain the high
standard of entertainment that the public has come to expect, both
performances have been cancelled. As a consequence the fireworks
finale on the Sunday evening will not be staged. The schedule of
activities during the daily performances on Saturday and Sunday
has been extended to incorporate the remaining elements of the evening
performances, making for a daytime show that is more packed than
Shephard, Chief Executive of Royal Windsor said: Although
The Kings Troop and Wings for Victory were important elements
of the show, the sporting side of the show will be completely unaffected
and in fact the show ooks set to be one of our best yet.
tickets for the Royal Windsor Horse Show are available from the
box office, telephone 0870 121 5370 (or +44 115 912 9160 for international
calls) and range from £10 - £12 for adults and £7
- £8 for concessions, with on the day prices from £12-£14
for adults and £7- £9 for concessions. A very attractive
Membership package is also available by ringing 01753 860633. To
find out more about Royal Windsor Horse Show visit the website at
* If you have already purchased an evening ticket, this is transferable
to a daytime performance or a refund is available from the Box Office.
The website is being updated in light of this information