HDC FAQs

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Mission StatementOur mission is to bring together the wider equestrian community, developing an inspirational team to share in the thrilling experience, history and heritage that is the Hickstead Derby. The community support will help develop this iconic event today and into the future, providing an atmosphere like no other.
What is the Hickstead Derby Community?It's similar to a 'fan club', once you are a member you will receive regular updates, in the form of an eNewsletter, with all the latest news, offers from Hickstead and the title sponsor Equestrian.com, and opportunities to get involved in related community activities throughout the year.
How do I join?You will become a member of the HDC automatically with the purchase of the specially commissioned, luxury Hickstead Derby Community polo shirt (please click here to purchase). All we require is a valid email address and your postal address, and you will automatically become a member and receive free updates, offers and much more.

What community membership benefits are there?

  • Automatic entry into our Hickstead Derby Community VIP Competition: to be part of the presentation ceremony at the 2015 Equestrian.com Derby, helping to present the winner with the iconic Boomerang Trophy, as part of a fantastic weekend away at Hickstead.  The prize will include overnight accommodation and VIP hospitality.
  • Automatic entry into the Equestrian.com Derby Course Walk Competition, giving you the unique chance to walk around the iconic course with a leading rider, who will share their insights, tactics and tips with you. If you think the fences look large on television, there's nothing quite like walking right up to them to appreciate just how wide they are too!
  • Membership to the Hickstead Derby Community eNews, which will contain regular articles, features and monthly special offers, including fantastic discounts and offers on products and days out.
  • Access to the Hickstead Derby Community hospitality area.

I don't have an email address, can I still purchase the polo shirt to be part of the Hickstead Derby Community?Yes of course you can become a member. For those who can't order online, you will need to contact Equestrian.com on 01422 317380 to place your order for the polo shirt. Not having an email address will mean that you won't receive the eNewsletters (and exclusive competitions) that other members will receive.
When do I need to buy my Hickstead Derby Community polo shirt by?To be included in the HDC VIP Experience prize draw, you will need to purchase your polo shirt by 12 June 2015.
When are the winners announced?We will announce the winners 14 days before the Equestrian.com Hickstead Derby Meeting via email and telephone. The winners will have 4 days to accept the prize - if after this time they have not come forward another winner will be chosen.
Can I still buy the polo shirt after the event?A limited number of polo shirts will be produced, but if there are any left then you will of course be able to purchase one (you will however not have the right to any offers or competitions which will have expired).
Where can I purchase more tickets?Tickets for our entire season may be purchased directly through our box office.
Is it possible to walk the Equestrian.com Derby course?Yes, there will be a public course walk on the morning of Equestrian.com Derby Day.