Thousands of visitors are expected to head to Hickstead this weekend for the glamorous Longines International Horse Show.

The showjumping event, which has been running for an impressive 109 years, will feature the world’s best horses and showjumpers for the prestigious Longines King George V Gold Cup on Sunday (July 31) and the Templant Events Queen Elizabeth II Cup on Saturday. Saturday will also be ladies’ day with guests taking their turn to be on show. There will be prizes for those best dressed in their finery. There is also a shopping village selling all things equestrian. The Longines Royal International Horse Show bank