Riding Diary & Equestrian Events

A Calendar of Horse Shows & Equestrian Events from localriding.com

Use our equestrian events calendars to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the horse world. We’ll help you plan your competition season & help make sure you get to the horse shows and equestrian events you want to compete in.

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Upcoming Equestrian Events and Horse Shows

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Organised by date and venue, our Local Riding diary is a comprehensive list of riding diary dates for horse shows and covers a full selection of equestrian events in the UK.

How to Use the Equestrian Events Calendar

Our Horse Shows & Equestrian Events calendar features a variety of ways to search for and sort the types of event you are interested in.

Adding your own horse shows and equestrian events is easy. And; it’s also easy to include links to your event schedules. Just join our Equestrian Community and complete the Add Event form that will appear above the calendar.
  • You can sort the results by current Month, Week or Day
  • The calendar defaults to the current month but can be changed to any month within the year selected
  • You can locate all equestrian events hosted at a particular venue by clicking on the venue name in the left side menu entitled ‘All Locations
  • You can change from the monthly calendar view to a list view for a more detailed look at all the horse shows and equestrian events in that month

We’ll constantly be adding horse shows and equestrian events in the dressage, showjumping and eventing categories, as well as County shows and local riding club shows. So, make sure you check back often.

UK County Shows and Agricultural Events

Most UK Counties hold some type of local County Show or County Fair each year in the late Spring or Summer, these can include agricultural shows, horse shows and annual equestrian events.

Most UK county shows are predominantly agricultural shows that include an equestrian element. In some the horse show element is relegated to the sidelines while others are mainly equestrian in nature.

Traditional UK County Shows
The mainly agriculture shows allow farmers and breeders to show off their cattle or crops, while hosting some equestrian classes alongside the livestock classes.

The County Show schedule of events is usually how you tell which is which.

County Shows like the Heathfield & District Show, which is on for just one day, have a terrific variety of horse classes, likewise the Lincolnshire Show and the Great Yorkshire Show which are spread over a few days.

Then there’s shows like the Royal Windsor Horse Show and the Bramham Horse Trials that have the status of a county show, but aren’t actually the show that represents the County.

In the recent past some UK Counties banded together to put on joint shows; the Royal Bath and West Show (Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire), the Three Counties Show (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire), and the East of England Show (Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire), are examples of three of these joint UK County Shows, that are very successful.

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