May 2012 marks the start of national celebrations for the Jubilee Celebration weekend, with the Diamond Jubilee Pageant as the official curtain raiser. The world will be watching as we celebrate this truly unique and historic event. If you haven’t been lucky enough to get your hands on a ticket for the Diamond Jubilee Pageant, here’s how you can make sure you are still part of the action.
Celebrating nearly 70 years, this year’s Royal Windsor Horse Show (9 – 13th May) will host a glittering array of red carpet equine stars in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. For the first time in history, visitors to Royal Windsor Horse Show will be privy to the global stars of the horse world’s history, who will be at Windsor Castle for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant celebrations. From Italy’s Carosello de Carabinieri, Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Oman’s Royal Cavalry Activity Ride, to Russia’s display from the Kremlin Equestrian School, India’s Marwari Dancing Horses, and Australia’s New South Wales Police Force Activity Ride, this year’s show promises to be a truly historic and memorable event.
As the first major outdoor show of the season, and the only annual event that allows visitors access to Her Majesty The Queen’s private grounds at Windsor, this year’s Royal Windsor Horse Show is set to be bigger and better than ever before. Over 3,000 horses and ponies, including Her Majesty’s own, will take part in over 170 classes; from firm favourites such as The Land Rover International Driving Grand Prix, top class Show Jumping, 150 Showing classes, to the ever popular displays including , The Pony Club Mounted Games, Tent Pegging and The Best Turned Out Trooper.
The Diamond Jubilee Pageant, will take place over four consecutive evenings, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th May. Entitled ‘The World Comes to Windsor’, the show will involve over 500 horses and 800 performers and will take the audience on a journey ‘around the world in 60 years and 90 minutes.’ The seven acts will include military and equestrian displays, musicians and dancers from across the globe including Inuits, Maoris, Aborigines, maasais, Zulus, Cook Islanders and Samburu Tribesmen and women . Highlights from The Diamond Jubilee Pageant will be broadcast exclusively on ITV1 in June (date TBC), so make sure you tune in to watch the magnificent displays and stars from around the world, who will perform in front of Her Majesty, The Queen.
For further information about the Royal Windsor Horse Show visit www.rwhs.co.uk and for tickets, call the box office on 0844 581 4960. Tickets for are on sale now and priced between £10 and £20 with various discounts available for groups, seniors and children For further information about the Diamond Jubilee Pageant visit www.diamond-jubilee-pageant.com