Welcome to Belsay Horse Trials and our new-look website!

Our 2017 5th Anniversary event was a huge success with good crowds, full entries, an enviable roster of sponsors, plus a great selection of trade stands.

We want 2018 to be even bigger and better and we are already busy organising!  Alongside our BE Event on 2-3 June 2018, we will once again host a BSPS Working Hunter Pony, Pony Club Show Jumping and, very excitingly, a new Hunt Relay Competition in the main arena – so watch this space for more details.

We are incredibly grateful to Barbour who have once again signed up as our lead sponsor for Belsay Horse Trials and we look forward to unveiling lots of sponsors as they sign up for the 2018 event.

Next year, we will look forward to hosting a new British Show Jumping Show in our main arena at Belsay on Saturday 25th August 2018.  Our thanks to Paul Chester, BS Area 12 Representative, who is organising this.  2018 will also see the continuation of our popular Summer Arena Event Series – no ‘Stressage’! – which attracted a host of new competitors to Belsay this year.

We look forward to seeing you at our event this year.

Best wishes,

Laura and Peter de Wesselow

About Us

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens are open to the public and managed by English Heritage. The surrounding Grade 1 listed parkland that is the venue for the horse trials, is maintained by The Belsay Trust.

Belsay has a wonderful equestrian heritage. The Middleton family, which has owned the estate for more than 800 years, bred and trained racehorses here in the 18th and 19th centuries and even won the St Leger at Doncaster in 1859 with a horse called Gamester.

The beautiful stables at the Hall are still in evidence as is the old Stallion Park, situated at the bottom of Bantom Hill adjacent to the Castle.

Belsay Horse Trials is organised by Laura and Peter de Wesselow, who live at Belsay and represent the current generation of the Middleton family, alongside a committee of volunteers.

Our thanks must go to all of our very generous sponsors, whose financial support has been so crucial in setting up Belsay Horse Trials. We are also extremely grateful to all the doctors, veterinary surgeons, farriers, judges, starters, timekeepers, jump judges, scorers and the many volunteers who give up their time so generously and without whose help running this event would not be possible.

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Contact Us

01661 881 206
07889 437237

Belsay Horse Trials
Belsay Estate office
NE20 0DX