The Queen's favourite event has been cancelled – details - EpicNews

March 20, 2020 – 15:19 GMT Jenni McKnight

The Queen has acquired some devastating information after it was introduced that the Royal Windsor Horse Show has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Her Majesty, who first discovered methods to journey aged three, hasn’t missed the present since its launch in 1943, however on Thursday, organisers confirmed that it’s going to not be going forward as deliberate. Show director Simon Brooks-Ward stated: “Following authorities tips stating that mass gatherings is not going to be supported by emergency providers and up to date bulletins relating to social distancing, it’s with monumental remorse that we’ve reluctantly taken the choice to cancel Royal Windsor Horse Show, Royal Windsor Endurance and the Edwardian Pageant.”

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He added: “The well being of opponents, tradestand holders, sponsors, officers, volunteers and visiting public is our high precedence. We wish to thank everybody related to the event for his or her continued assist, and we’re already planning a bumper present in 2021 to compensate for this yr’s disappointment.” Anyone who has entered or bought a ticket for the event, which was due to run from 13 to 17 May, will be refunded “sooner or later”.

The Royal Windsor Horse Show was first staged in 1943 to help raise funds for the War effort. It has continued to run every year since and is now the only show in the UK to host international competitions in Show Jumping, Dressage, Driving and Endurance.

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The Queen has attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show annually since 1943

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The Queen has always been a keen horsewoman and at the first show, she won the Pony and Dogcart class. Since then Her Majesty has entered many homebred horses and ponies in classes at the show. The British Royal family continues to be keen supporters of the Show to this day. His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, was a regular competitor in the International Driving Grand Prix and finally retired from competing in 2003.

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