Hickstead International Show Jumping events cancelled

Michael Pender, 19, wins the Al Shira'aa Derby at Hickstead (c) Nigel Goddard

Hickstead have made the decision to cancel both of their international show jumping events for 2020.

Following government advice, the Hickstead Derby event originally scheduled for 24 – 28 June and the Longines FEI Nations Cup at the Royal International Horse show from 21-26 July are cancelled.

In a statement, they say that the health of the staff, competitors, officials, sponsors, trade exhibitors and public are the top priority.
The Hickstead office remains closed but all stakeholders will be contacted directly by email and will receive a refund as per our terms and conditions in due course. Competition prizes and gift vouchers will be valid for the corresponding day next year.

It is still our intention to run our four-day national show, the Science Supplements All England Jumping Championships, from 3 – 6 September.

The said:

‘We wish to thank all of our partners and stakeholders for their continued support during these unprecedented times.  We look forward to welcoming you back to Hickstead in the future’