The show programme is available for download here. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an entry form!
We are delighted to announce our sponsors for the 2017 London Riding Horse Show:
Classes for the show on October 1st – watch this space for further information!
Condition and turnout:
- Under 14 (including lead rein)
- Adult (over 14)
- BD 13 (2006) – for riders who have never been placed in an affiliated dressage competition before
- BD 7 (2002) – open to all
- Ridden Ponies (14.2 & under, including lead rein)
- Ridden Horses (over 14.2)
- Riding School Horse or Pony
- Coloured Horse/Pony
- Veteran Horse/Pony
- Side saddle
- Championship Class – winners from the ridden classes
- Condition and Turnout prize giving
About the show
Civil Service Riding Club revives historic London Riding Horse Show
Part of celebrations for their 80th year
Club seeks the support of other equine organisations to run the show again
The Civil Service Riding Club hopes to revive the London Riding Horse Show this autumn, opening the competition to other well-known London stables and horse enthusiasts alike to celebrate their 80th anniversary.
The show, which was originally named the London Riding Horse Parade and first ran in 1938, will be held in Hyde Park on Sunday 1st October with classes including condition and turn out, as well as ridden classes such as side saddle, and dressage.
Despite the show having not run in recent years, as part of their 80th anniversary celebrations and in memory of esteemed member Harry Fleming, the Club hope to run the show again and are calling on the help of their members and friends in the equestrian world to make their plans reality.
With permission already secured from The Royal Parks, plus historic usage rights of the Knightsbridge Barracks sand school ensuring there is ample space for the show, they now need support from partners to ensure logistics such as insurance and catering are accounted for ahead of the big day.
The Club, who are made up of civil and public servants, will be opening entries to some of their closest partners across London and the South East including charity run inner city stables, and invited guests, in a day aimed at celebrating riding in London.
The show, which until recently had run annually in the park since 1938, was originally established to engage riders in park safety, but had had to be abandoned in recent years.
CSRC Chair, Nancy Lyndhurst said: “We’re so excited to be planning The London Riding Horse Show to celebrate our 80th anniversary and honour a cherished member Harry Fleming.
“The Royal Parks have already kindly given us the go-ahead to run and we’re busy planning, but we’ll need more help from our horsey friends to make the show a success.
“We’re hoping that those with historic ties to previous events will get in touch to get involved in what is a unique and important part of the history of riding in London.”
Ebony Horse Club said: “We’re thrilled to be taking part! The London Riding Horse Show is an historic event, and it’s great that our young people will be involved.”