You are invited to join Wesleyan College for the trip of a lifetime!
Experience the history and pageantry that accompanies some of the United Kingdom’s greatest sites and traditions. The Royal Windsor Horse Show has been held for five days in May or June annually since 1943 and is the UK’s largest outdoor premier show. Located in the private grounds of Windsor Castle, it is the only time of year the grounds are opened up to the public and the only show in the UK to host the very best of international competition across four FEI disciplines (Dressage, Showjumping, Driving, and Endurance) with over 180 classes of Showing.
Other trip highlights include The National Stud, an integral part of the British thoroughbred industry for more than 100 years. Visitors can expect to see yearlings and stallions, as well as mares with their young foals in the paddocks. The guided tour will explain the history behind The Stud and an overview of the work that goes into producing the future champions of the turf. Other adventures include visiting The Newmarket Racecourse, established in 1667 and often referred to as the headquarters of British horseracing and home to the largest cluster of training yards in the country, and the iconic Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.
The cost is $3,300 for friends, family, and alumnae and includes:
Airport transportation Macon to Atlanta round trip
Airfare non-stop to Atlanta to London round trip
Hotels, hotel transfers, breakfast and dinner, event tickets, event transportation
Tentative Itinerary Includes:
The Royal Windsor Horse Show at Windsor Castle
Tours of The National Stud, Newmarket Racecourse, Cambridge, Windsor Castle, American Cemetery, Kensington Palace (including afternoon tea), Newnham College
Punting and a cruise on the River Thames
London Eye VIP experience
Princess Diana Memorial Fountain and garden walk
Changing of the Guard and the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace
Magna Carta signing site
An evening to explore London on your own
To learn more about the trip and to register, contact Catherine Texter Baker, Head Equestrian Coach & Director of the Nancy Ellis Knox Equestrian Center, at [email protected] or (478) 757-5111.
Wesleyan’s equestrians compete in the IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) in both hunt seat and western and in the IDA (Intercollegiate Dressage Association) in dressage. The community is invited to visit the Nancy Ellis Knox Equestrian Center, located right on campus, tour our horse boarding facilities, and learn about taking lessons with Coach Baker.