Make the most of your Hickstead visit

Here is our essential guide to the Al Shira'aa Hickstead Derby Meeting (20-23 June) 


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.


Parking costs £10 per car. 


The start time of the action in the Longines 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 some highlights of each day are as follows: 

Thursday 20 June

11:15am The Stoner Jewellers Vase

2:15pm The Al Shira’aa Under 25 Masters (1st leg)

3:45pm The Bunn Leisure Derby Tankard

Friday 21 June

11:15am The Bunn Leisure Derby Trial

3:00pm The Bunn Leisure Two Phase

Saturday 22 June

11:20am The CMH.TV Master’s Trophy

2:30pm The Osbourne Refrigerators Scurry Driving Championship

3:30pm The Science Supplements Speed Derby

Sunday 23 June

10.15am Public Course Walk for the Al Shira'aa Derby

1.25pm Final Judging: The RoR Tattersalls Thoroughbred Show Series Championship

2:45pm The Al Shira’aa Derby

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.


The 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 150 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. Don't miss out on our trade vouchers which can lead to some great savings.

Tomfoolery 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 11am – 5pm daily. All activities are free and open to kids of any age.

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!

Mobility scooters

Please note that Kardinal Independent Living will have a presence on the showground, with mobility scooters available to hire. Please phone 01903 232326 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. 

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