The London Riding Horse Show

London Riding Horse Show to return Hyde Park
 
The Capital’s equestrians will gather in Central London this September at the historic London Riding Horse Show (LRHS) – the first to take place since 2019. 
 
Horses and riders, of all ages and abilities, from across London and the South-East are being invited to join this very special event on Sunday 29 September in Hyde Park. Those taking part will get the chance to ride in the outdoor arena near the iconic ‘Rotten Row’, as they compete in classes ranging from Dressage to Handy Pony.
 
LRHS is run by volunteers from the Civil Service Riding Club (CSRC) who have been organising events and riding in the Capital for over 80 years. The Show gives their members, riders from linked clubs, supported stables and invited guests the chance ride together in the Hyde Park arena that they helped to build. 
Nancy Lyndhurst, Chair of the Civil Service Riding Club said:
 
The Civil Service Riding Club has a long history supporting riding events in London, and we’re delighted that we have been given permission from the Royal Parks to run the London Riding Horse Show this year.  
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for equestrians across London to come together and celebrate horses in the Capital and show that riding is for everyone – so please do get involved if you can!”
 
Previously known as the ‘London Riding Horse Parade’, the history of Show dates back to 1938 when it aimed to raise the smartness and safety of riders in the Park. Over recent years, the focus has been on celebrating riding in London and providing a fun and supportive environment for those who wouldn’t normally get a chance to compete. 
 
Among those who will be taking part will be Ebony Horse Club. Based in Brixton, the Club uses horses to raise the education, life skills, wellbeing and aspirations of young people from disadvantaged communities within Lambeth.
 
Sidony Holdsworth, Chief Operating Officer, Ebony Horse Club said:
Our young people love coming along to the show. It’s so rare that they can compete in their own city, which is so exciting for them! They all feel immensely proud to be involved and look forward to it throughout the year.”
 
The event is made possible thanks to a generous bequest from a longstanding CSRC member, Harry Fleming (1928-2014), and the show is dedicated in his memory.
 
The 2024 Show is being generously supported by Ingatestone Saddlery, Smart Grooming, Le Mieux, and Likit
 
Anyone interested in getting involved, as a competitor, sponsor or supporter, should visit London Riding Horse Show facebook page.