Virtual Windsor Launched in wake of 2020 RWHS Cancellation

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Virtual Windsor Launched in wake of 2020 Show Cancellation

Equestrian News :: Everything Horse

Royal Windsor Horse Show (RWHS) has announced the launch of a NEW virtual online hub to replace the 2020 event. Virtual Windsor aims to help fill the gap left by the cancellation of the 2020 RWHS due to coronavirus Covid-19.

Virtual Showing Classes

With a variety of virtual showing classes available online, competitors are encouraged to enter by using their preferred photos, which need to be uploaded using a simple form found on the competitions page. Entries will be shortlisted and judged between 13-17th May. The winner of each class will be entered into the Virtual Windsor Supreme Championship.

Classes are scheduled to run alongside that what the programme would have scheduled, and include;

  • Working Hunter
  • Arabs and Part-Bred Arabs
  • RoR In Hand and Ridden
  • Open Fancy Dress
  • Side Saddle
  • and more!

You can check out all the classes here.

Online Shopping

The shops that would normally have a physical presence at the Show will be displayed on the hub, giving users the opportunity to access some of our best-loved brands, including the latest technical equipment, country and lifestyle collections and clothing. One of the key drivers of the “Virtual RWHS Shopping Experience” are the deals some of which will be available exclusively on the platform.

Those little extras …

To further help fill the void, VIRTUAL WINDSOR 2020 will give users access to features from the official Royal Windsor Horse Show programme, content from the archives,  guest bloggers, live Q&A sessions, and insights into Royal Windsor Horse Show 2021, which is already well into its planning stage. Giving equestrian fans a central hub to find training videos, light-hearted posts, the latest updates from top competitors, and tips from other riders, VIRTUAL WINDSOR 2020 will support trainers, coaches, physios and riders who may be struggling during this time.

Show Director Simon Brooks-Ward said:

This online platform is a way for the equestrian community to come together, it aims to support and entertain, keeping the spirit of Royal Windsor Horse Show alive during this difficult time. The platform involves everyone, from fans to riders, shops, competitors and officials.  We wanted to find a way that we could support the shops at the show and engage with our competitors and customers and I’m genuinely excited to see what we can accomplish. Our hope is that it will go part of the way towards recreating the magic in Windsor Castle’s iconic private grounds that we all expected to see in May.”

Virtual Windsor is available to enjoy online now! Visit virtual.rwhs.co.uk to get started!


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