Hickstead ShowgroundHickstead Category Outdoor Activities, For the Family, Nature & Wildlife, Entertainment
The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, was the dream and brain child of one man - Douglas Bunn. Now run by his family, the show ground remains one of the premier equestrian venues in the world. Almost every great show jumper, horse and rider, has competed at Hickstead since we first opened our doors in 1960.
In 2010, The All England Jumping Course celebrated its 50th anniversary as the home of international show jumping in Great Britain. Since then it has undergone £1million-worth of refurbishment works, including the complete renovation of the famous International Arena.
Nearly 100,000 spectators flock to our Sussex show ground annually to watch stars from many varied equestrian disciplines compete. Hickstead's international fixtures include show jumping at all levels, showing, polo, eventing and driving, not to mention the miniature horses. The only difficulty is choosing on which day to come!
Whether you are new to horse sport or a die-hard equestrian addict, there is plenty on offer at Hickstead. Our retail village has hundreds of shops to explore, there's a funfair for children, and the show ground has countless bars and restaurants to choose from.