I have managed to coordinate my work travel to coincide with the RIHS, and plan to attend at least on the weekend. I would love to watch the Nations Cup on Friday afternoon, but I think work may interfere (I'll still have to catch US morning business hours).

Has anyone ever attended the RIHS or other shows at Hickstead? Any advice? It looks like a pretty easy train ride from London and walk from the train station. The showgrounds look big, on the scale of the Kentucky Horse Park, so I'm prepared to be doing a lot of walking. Any favorite trade fair booths or "must see" things from folks who have been there?