Two Day Equestrian Event

Horses galore can be found at the Stanhope Show each year competing in the many prestigious classes. In hand and ridden classes feature in a packed two days of competitions with action provided by a well-supported Show Jumping competition. If you enjoy being around horses, then a visit to Stanhope Show is a must.

Held over both days this is one of the largest equestrian events in the area, this huge section of the Show has large numbers of horses, ponies & donkeys competing in nearly 150 classes ranging from show jumping, carriage driving and gymkhana events.

Over 80 Classes

The horse section is one of the largest in the show and runs from early morning. With classes for everything from the largest Clydesdales to the smallest Welsh Ponies the whole spectrum of breeds can be seen.
The timetable in the schedule is approximate and although the organizers will make every effort to maintain the timetable the committee reserves the right to make any alterations as it sees fit.

All stallions must be shown correctly bitted.


Due to limited parking facilities ALL box drivers are obliged to co-operate with the parking stewards. The Show reserves the right to refuse entry to those who do not co-operate.

All exhibitors should have Public Liability Insurance.

Section Secretary

All horses must have a current Passport which must be available for inspection at any time during the Show.

If any horse/pony's health raises cause for concern, the show vet will be asked to examine the animal and their decision will be final.

Section Secretary:

Mrs C Akrigg, 3 Butts Cresent, Stanhope, County Durham, DL13 2UG,  Tel: 01388 526477

**Hard Hat Updates for 2018

When jumping in the Ring, the practice or collecting areas, all riders must wear protective headgear, according to the current standards as listed below:

All PAS 015; VG1; (BS)EN1384 2017ASTM F1163 04a onwards; SNELL E2001; SNELL E2016; AS/NZS 3838 2003 onwards;

Skullcaps must be of, or worn with, a dark coloured plain peaked cover. 

Correctly secured Skull Caps/Riding Hats that meet one of the following current Safety Standards/specifications MUST be worn by all riders between the ages of 15 to 17 inclusive. 

All PAS 015; VG1; (BS) EN1384 2017; ASTM F1163 04a onwards; SNELL E2001; SNELL E2016; AS/NZS 3838 2003 onwards.

The most recent updates to the list are the addition of SNELL E2016 and EN1384 (2017); the newest version of the SNELL Standard could have begun to appear in 2017 and is accepted to the list; the newest version of the EN1384 Standard will begin to appear during 2018 and is also accepted to the list.

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