A series of exciting international and national acts will be performed in the Castle Arena at this year’s Royal Windsor Horse Show (1-5 May). A highlight will be a new twist from show regulars, the Equestrian Federation of Azerbaijan.

The group’s new performance is inspired by the Koroghlu Opera and led by two mounted opera singers. Choreographed specifically for Royal Windsor Horse Show, the performance will encompass a display of 21 horses, and more than 60 dancers and features pieces originally composed by Azerbaijani composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov.

The performance tells the story of hero Koroghlu as he pledges to exact revenge for his father, who was cruelly blinded by the heartless ruler Hassan Khan.

“We are delighted to see the spectacular riders, dancers, singers and horses of Azerbaijan return to the show again this year, and I am looking forward to seeing this new display, which tells such a mesmerizing and heroic tale through dance and opera,” said Show Director, Simon Brooks-Ward.

Show goers can also look forward to the Defender Shetland Pony Grand National, DAKS Pony Club Mounted Games, and the Musical Drive of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery. The Double Harness Scurry will also return for 2024.

“It’s fabulous to be joined by such a variety of equestrian entertainment for this year’s show, from Shetlands to Pony Club to Azerbaijanis to Scurry Driving and the Kings Troop our audience will be treated to a great day out,” added Mr Brooks-Ward. “We look forward to welcoming everyone onsite in May for what should be a particularly memorable and entertaining edition of the show.”

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