This Tuesday 23rd of July, we’ll be heading to The Longines Royal International Horse Show - and we can’t wait!
Hailed as the highlight of the West Sussex social calendar, the Longines Horse show is not only one of the longest running equestrian events in the world, it’s also one of the biggest horse shows in the country… which is why we’re so excited to be taking a spectacular selection of our equestrian gloves along!
The main focus is the showjumping and the Hickstead competitions attract the best riders in the world.
There are various events to keep an eye on including ‘The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain’ (the title class which takes place on the Friday) ‘The Longines BHS King George V Gold Cup’ (with a £150,000 pot) ‘The Science Supplements BHS Queen Elizabeth II Cup’ and ‘The MS Amlin Eventers’ Challenge’ - all hugely competitive, with high stakes and covetable prizes. Also well worth a look are the national showjumping classes and the double harness scurry.
Thousands of horse riding fans are destined to flock to the Hickstead shows, and apart from the showjumping, there’ll be plenty to keep them occupied.
The Charles Owen Shopping Village will host more than 200 exhibitors and sellers (including an excellent eGlove stand!). There’ll be everything from tack to trinkets available - and lots of great bargains to be bought.
The event promises to be fabulous for all the family and there’s a Fun Zone for the youngsters (and young at heart). With a funfair, entertainer, magician and free entry for under fives.. it’s an equestrian event that’s definitely not just for the grown ups.
We’re looking forward to sampling lots of lovely food and drink throughout our visit. Loads of local gourmet food suppliers will be touting their wares and it’ll be the perfect opportunity to stock up on gourmet gifts. A lovely spot for a picnic too.
A star-studded event, Hickstead is attended by all sorts of celebrities so we’re hoping to spot a good few.
The Queen will be there for starters and previous attendees who could well make an appearance include Jodie Kidd, Davina McCall, Richard Hammond and Jennifer Saunders. The Saturday is Ladies’ Day so we’ll be looking out for the ‘best dressed’ contenders and picking our favourite hats whilst we man the eGlove stand.
Hickstead’s premier ‘All England Jumping Course’ was a labour of love, developed by Douglas Bunn, whose family now run the show ground. Pretty much every famous horse and rider has competed there since 1960 and as an event ground, it’s getting better and better every year.
Fancy coming along to enjoy the fun?
*We’ve got a pair of FREE tickets to give away to a lucky winner! PLUS a pair of eGloves of your choice which you can pickup from our stand at the show.*
All you need to do is head over to our Facebook or Instagram feeds, follow us (if you don’t already) and tag the person you’d like to bring along with you in the competition comments box. We’ll pick a winner at random on Monday 22nd and get the tickets straight to you, so you can come on whichever day you’d prefer.*
If you’ve already got tickets sorted for the Hickstead Horse show, we’d love to see you.
Pop along to the eGlove stand to say hi and we’ll get you kitted out with the perfect pair of gloves… just look out for the eGlove branding.
Find out more about Hickstead HERE.
*T&Cs apply. Winner will be selected at random by the eGlove Team. Entry closes at 12 midnight on Sunday 21st July 2019. Winner will be notified on Monday 22nd July 2019. Tickets may not be exchanged for cash.