Reports Increase In Weekday Gates
over the five days of the Golden Jubilee Royal International Horse
Show at the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, was 44,318, slightly
down on 2001.
put the decrease down to the very hot weather," said Hickstead
director Edward Bunn. "There is covered seating, but never
enough for everyone and I don't think people go out, even to Hickstead,
to get burnt in extreme conditions."
attendance was on Thursday for the Samsung Nations Cup and Friday
for the Mitsubishi Eventing Grand Prix. "This is very much
in line with trends over the last few years, when weekday crowds
are definitely getting bigger," said Mr Bunn.