Ladies' Day

Hickstead's Ladies' Day, held on the Saturday of The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Great Britain at the BHS Royal International Horse Show, has become firmly established as one of the highlights of the Sussex social calendar. 


To reward our most glamorous visitors, we have a dedicated Ladies' Day enclosure. Ladies' Day is held every year on the Saturday of the show - join us this year on 28 July.

With some fabulous prizes and the exclusive Ladies' Day Enclosure, you really do have the perfect excuse to dress up and come and be part of the glamour. Located on a raised platform with one of the best views of the International Arena, this al fresco enclosure provides a relaxing place to spend the day sat back with a drink and a bite to eat, while watching the best in equestrian competition ride past at an arm’s length away. Ladies' Day enclosure tickets are priced at £30, just a £5.00 increase on a general admission ticket.

To book your tickets for the Ladies' Day Enclosure, click here

Dress code: Dress to Impress

The 2018 prizes

Our Best Dressed Lady wins...

  • A one night stay including breakfast in a five star luxury bedroom for two guests at the Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa
  • Dinner (to the value of £100, excludes beverages)
  • Champagne Afternoon Tea
  • 1 x (40 minute) spa treatment (per guest)           
  • Full use of the spa facilities
  • Magnum of Ayala Champagne.

Runner-up and finalist prizes...

  • Our 1st runner-up wins a luxurious overnight stay at Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa, with dinner for two and two x 1 hour spa treatments in the blissfully relaxing spa.
  • Our 2nd runner-up wins a veritable dining extravaganza, the eight-course 'Pass Experience' at the Michelin starred Pass Restaurant at South Lodge Hotel.
  • None of our finalists will go home empty handed, but rather clutching a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Cottage Flowers in Cuckfield.

Dress code

Ladies' Day Enclosure guests are encouraged to dress in a formal manner and to take note of the following dress code please:


  • A hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times
  • Dresses and skirts should be of modest length (falling just above the knee or longer)
  • Full length trouser suits are welcome
  • Midriffs must be covered
  • Shorts are not permitted


  • A jacket and tie must be worn

Click here to read about the 2017 winners.  




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