Due to the large number of shows being
cancelled this year due to the weather, strangles and various other reasons, we
realise that it has been difficult for lots of you to qualify this year. So we
have made a decision; in all of the LATE QUALIFIER classes, the first TEN will
qualify, instead of six; and in all of the WARM UP SHOW CLASSES, the first SIX
will qualify instead of 3. So even if you havenít qualified yet, itís worth
coming along and having a go.
REMEMBER Ė ONCE YOU HAVE QUALIFIED YOUR HORSE, YOU MAY THEN ENTER ANY CLASS
THAT IS SUITABLE FOR YOUR HORSE; YOU DO NOT NEED TO QUALIFY AGAIN FOR A
The Royal London Show is a Championship Show for all types of horses and ponies. Anyone is eligible to compete, provided that they have qualified for entry by being placed in a qualifying class and registered with the International Showing Society. Qualifying classes are held at nearly 300 qualifying shows all over the country throughout the season. The show is pitched at those exhibitors who are perhaps not quite good enough to qualify for HOYS or Olympia, but we also welcome those who have qualified, who want to have a ?practice run? before their big day.
Since being taken over by the present management in 2004 the membership of the ISS and the popularity of the show has increased 800%; and with the introduction of new classes each year it's definitely the Championships to be seen at.
The big attraction of the Royal London Show is the glittering Evening Performance, where competitors wear evening dress, and show their horses accompanied by music and spotlights. Entry to the Evening Performance is achieved by being placed in classes throughout the day, and the programme is designed so that as many people as possible can have their moment of glory under the spotlights.