Make the most of your Hickstead visit

Here is our essential guide to the Al Shira'aa Hickstead Derby Meeting 2022. 


What day should I attend?

There is non-stop action for all four days of the show, with a total of six rings running throughout the event. You can buy a weekly ticket or annual membership, or just choose which day you want to attend - concessions are available. You can also purchase tickets at the gate but it's quicker and easier to book online, plus it reduces queue times at the entrance. 

Please note, on Wednesday, we have national competition in the outer rings only - admission is free on this day, but the showground/shopping village is not fully operational. 

Thursday 23rd June

Thursday is our free admission shopping day - you just need to pay for parking (£12 per car). The competition highlights are:  

-          12:50pm The Stoner Jewellers Vase

-          3:45pm The Hickstead Derby Tankard

Friday 24th June

Friday is an excellent day to attend - enjoy the Hickstead Derby Trial, and see who is in form for Sunday's Al Shira'aa Derby! 

-          12:00pm Supreme Cob Championship

-          12:30pm The Hickstead Derby Trial for the Ben O'Meara Memorial Trophy

-          3:15pm The Hickstead Derby Two Phase for the Tom Hudson Trophy

Saturday 25th June

Saturday is all about the British Speed Derby, when horses and riders race round the International Arena at speed! Under-15s go free Thursday to Saturday when booked in advance. 

-          11:30am The ClipMyHorse.TV Hickstead Master's Trophy

-          3:00pm Rowen Barbury Supreme Hunter Championship 

-          3:45pm The British Speed Derby for the Liz Dudden Memorial Trophy 

Sunday 26th June

Sunday is Al Shira'aa Derby day! Arrive early to beat the crowds and bag the best seats in our grandstands. You can also enjoy the Public Course Walk at 10:15am, to see just how big those Hickstead Derby fences are!

-          11:05am Supreme Coloured Horse Ridden Championship

-          1:30pm Supreme Hack Championship

-          2:45pm The Al'Shira'aa Derby

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.

For those using sat nav, the postcode for spectator entrance is BN6 9NS.


Parking costs £12 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.

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 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.


We have a great range of exhibitors to meet all your equestrian and lifestyle needs. 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.

Hickstead official clothing 

The range from our official merchandiser Outlanda Apparel contains everything a Hickstead fan might want, with a special edition collection to celebrate Hickstead's 60th Anniversary! 

Mobility scooters

Event Mobility Charitable Trust will be providing electric scooters and manual wheelchairs for the use of disabled, elderly and mobility impaired visitors to the show. BOOK HERE

Can't make it?

Fear not, we'll be livestreaming the action for free on Hickstead.TV and ClipMyHorse.TV, with highlights shown a few days later on H&C+ and Sky Sports. Click here for more information.  


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