Duke of edinburgh

1921 - 2021

We have learnt of the passing of our President and Founder His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh on 9th April 2021. Our deepest condolences to Her Majesty and all the Royal Family

 

About us

Windsor Park Equestrian Club

was formed in 1970 at the behest of the current President HRH Prince Philip.

The first competitions were held in 1971 and consisted of showjumping, ridden dressage and competitive carriage driving. 

We run ridden dressage and carriagedriving competitions throughout each summer, unfortunately due to a number of factors, Showjumping was stopped in the early 2000’s.

In 2019 we moved from our previous ground on Smith Lawn to our current location based in the grounds of the Deer Park, Windsor Great Park by kind permission of Her Majesty The Queen.

The venue is unique and uniquely beautiful. Dogs (on leads) and children (and adults) are all welcome to watch the competition and new helpers are always welcome.

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH

10 June 1921 – 9 April 2021

 

It is with deep sadness we have learnt of the passing of our President and founder, His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh on 9 April aged 99.

50 years ago at the behest of Prince Philip,  Windsor Park Equestrian Club was founded as a showjumping, dressage and carriage driving club. We spent many years competing on Smiths Lawn opposite Guards Polo Club, where he competed for many years.

Following his retirement from polo His Royal Highness took up carriage driving, and competed in many events, including European and World Championships. He was instrumental in creating the rules for the sport of driving trials in the late 1960s.

As our President, The Duke of Edinburgh both competed and judged at our club over the years, he was often seen at our events, even after he had retired from competitions watching and supporting our competitors and the Club, he also supported our move from Smiths Lawn to the Deer Park in 2019.

Our deepest condolences go to Her Majesty and the rest of the Royal Family, his friends and all who knew him.

Driving Events

Windsor Park Equestrian Club (WPEC) prides itself in being an all inclusive club, running under British Carriagedriving (BC) rules.There are classes for everyone from beginners to international competitors. Members and non-members are welcome to compete in single, pair, tandem or team classes in the picturesque Deer Park within Windsor Great Park

Dressage Shows

We run unaffiliated ridden dressage monthly (Sunday) during the summer under the guidance of the British Dressage (BD) rules. Although we share our dates with the Carriage Driving section of the club, our parking and arenas are away from them.

Membership

The aims of the Club are for the enjoyment of equestrian sport, whatever the discipline, and to encourage sportsmanship and fairplay. To provide excellent conditions at an affordable cost and schedule to enable all levels to compete.

our location – how to find us

Entrance to the Deer Park is via the Windsor Great Park Open Air Car Park on the A332, Sheet Street Road. This car park is a public car park, please be aware of pedestrians, dogs and children while travelling through the car park to access our area. Our entrance gate is on the left hand side near the top of the car park. You will need to drive over Queen Anne’s ride to get to our gate, therefore please be aware of pedestrians, cyclists, loose dogs, children and horse riders.