Make the most of your Hickstead visit

Here is our essential guide to the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain at the Longines Royal International Horse Show. 


How to find us

Hickstead can be easily accessed by a number of different transport methods such as by car, train or coach. For more detailed information on how to find us, and for local taxi numbers, please follow this link

A map of the showground can be found here, and if you're looking for a trade stand map, click here.


Parking costs £10 per car.


The start time of the action in the International Arena differs daily, but the gates are open from 8am every day for the general public. The classes end between 5pm and 6pm each day.

Feature classes

There is non-stop action for all four days of the show, with a total of eight rings running throughout the event. But the main highlights of each day are as follows: 

Wednesday 24th July

-          9:00am The Oakley Coachbuilders Winter Grade JC Championship

-          3:00pm The Leeman Family Supreme Show Hunter Pony Championship

-          4:20pm The Champagne Cave Winter Grades B and C Championship

Thursday 25th July

-          12:45pm The Bunn Leisure Trophy

-          2:00pm The MS Amlin Eventers’ Challenge

Friday 26th July

-          11:15am The Bunn Leisure International Stakes

-          2:15pm The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain

Saturday 27th July

-          10:00am The Bunn Leisure Salver

-          2:00pm The Science Supplements BHS Queen Elizabeth II Cup

-          4:15pm The BEMER Speed Classic

Sunday 28th July

-          9:30am The Old Lodge International 7 & 8 Year Old Championship

-          12:30pm The BHS Supreme Ridden Horse Championship

-          1:00pm The De La Hey Family Supreme Ridden Championship

-          2:15pm The Longines BHS King George V Gold Cup


Click here to view the full event timetables for each day in more detail.

Where to eat

Picnics are allowed on the showground, although don't forget that we have a host of restaurants, bars and catering concessions to choose from. We also have the Members' Restaurant, the Dark Horse Ringside Terrace and the Clubhouse Bar and Grill on offer.


Dress code is smart casual within the Members’ Restaurant and Private Viewing Boxes. Daily Members' Enclosure tickets are available and can be bought both online and on-site. General Admission tickets can also be upgraded, although our Members' Enclosure does sell out on our busiest days. 


We are a dog friendly event, but dogs must be kept on a lead at all times, largely for their own safety. We respectfully ask you to help us keep our showground clean, and clean up after your dog. It is forbidden to leave dogs in cars, and if we see any dogs in distress we will take action.


With more than 200 exhibitors, our Charles Owen-sponsored shopping village is a hive of retail activity. If you are a seasoned shopper and intend to spend the entire day seeking out excellent show discounts and special offers, or if you are merely looking for a souvenir of your day out, we have something to suit your tastes.

Family Fun Zone

Your little ones will love Tomfoolery's interactive fun and games, the hilarious magic show and the hobby horse jump off! Situated next to the funfair and food court in the Charles Owen Shopping Village, the Fun Zone is open from 10am – 5pm daily. All activities are free and open to kids of any age.

New to The Longines Royal International Horse Show we have our Hickstead Hoedown, featuring: Crazy Mini Golf, laser clay shooting, a 'Climb the Rockies' climbing wall, a massive 'Slide ‘em Cowboy' inflatable slide, and on Saturday 27 July only, a good ol’ bucking bronco to test your stickability. All of this will be just behind the famous Derby bank, so bring the whole family along for some fabulous fun.

Hickstead official clothing 

The range from our official merchandiser Beewear Ltd contains everything a Hickstead fan might want, from chic polo shirts and comfy hoodies, to Hickstead umbrellas, hand towels and cosy blankets - there are even Hickstead director's chairs!

Bee Beauchamp of Beewear Ltd. invites you all to check out the range online or at one of our shows.

Mobility scooters

Please note that Better Life Mobility scooters will have a presence on the showground, and mobility scooters will be available to hire. Please click here to book a scooter in advance of the show.

Cash point

There will be a cash point available on the showground. It will be located behind the members' enclosure within the Charles Owen shopping village. 

Looking for more information? Click here.


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