All England Jumping Course at Hickstead

The All England Jumping Course at Hickstead is the most important outdoor jumping course in England. It is in the rural West Sussex, near the town of Haywards Heath.

Hickstead was built by Douglas Bunn with the intention to create a course that could compete with those in the U.S. and Europe. The course was opened in 1960 and now has room for 5,000 spectators.

Hickstead has since been the venue of several major tournaments. For 1965, the World Championships for Women and the 1974 World Men Championships and several European Championships were held here. Annual events taking place are the British Jumping Derby and the Royal International Horse Show, the latter is the Nations Cup tournament in Britain.

In 1993, a dressage arena and dressage program known as Dressage at Hickstead introduced. In 1998, Hickstead hosted the Dressage European Junior Championships in 2003 hosted the Dressage European Championships. In 2009, Dressage at Hickstead was a CDI 5 * extended, which is a rating event at the World Dressage Masters.