Welcome to Belsay Horse Trials. This is a stunning venue and our cross country course is set over beautiful, undulating Grade 1 heritage parkland on well-established old pasture turf.

Belsay Horse Trials is a popular event with competitors because along with prize money winning riders are awarded Belsay Horse Trials fleece rugs.

You will find a good mixture of natural obstacles, permanent and portable fences designed by Adrian Ditcham and built by Rob McSkimming and his team, now with 2 water complexes. Our thanks to the large number of volunteers that help paint, dress and put the finishing touches to all the fences.

The organisers will make the going their top priority and it is likely to be perfect. This is an ideal viewing course for owners, trainers and family. Our showjumping arena has state of the art sports drainage and our dressage arenas are sited away from the Main Arena and Cross Country course in a quiet area of the park. Our event is supported by live scoring and competitors benefit from a valet service from the lorry park to the showfield.

Plans are already underway for new fences and our thanks go to our course builders and all of our contractors and their teams for their hard work in preparing the course for the 2019 event.

Entries Open 27 April 2019

Late Entry Surcharge Date 22 May 2019

Ballot Date 11 May 2019 @ 12 noon

Ballot Period June

Entries Secretary:

Mrs Tory Dodd, West Belsay Farm, Belsay, Northumberland, NE20 0JN

Telephone:01661 881318, Mobile:07500 958905

Email: gwdodd@westbelsay.co.uk

Further information, classes, entry fees etc can be found via British Eventing 

Cheques: Please make cheques payable to Belsay Horse Trials. Separate cheques are required for each horse, with the name of horse and class on the back. Please only enclose separate 22cm x 11cm (DL size) self-seal SAE for each horse if you do not have access to the internet.

Refund Policy: 100% refund for entries withdrawn before the ballot date. Thereafter entries that are replaced in the same class and on the same day will receive a full refund subject to a £12 admin charge

Online entries to be made via www.bdwp.co.uk

**Thanks to A7EHF Photography for the Header Image

Official Event Photographers:

Competitor Videos available from:


If you do not wish to be photographed by our official photographer Action Replay Photography during the competition, please let the show secretary know in advance and notify the photographer in the arena as you enter.

If you do not wish to be filmed on the XC course by Eventful Life please let the show secretary know in advance.


Photography and/or filming will take place at this event.

The photographs and films will be used by Belsay Horse Trials for the purpose of promoting its activities and may be published on the website and circulated to the press and other media organisations for publication, transmission or broadcast.

If you do not wish to be filmed/photographed, please speak to the show secretary at the event or speak to the photographer concerned at the event.

Any queries can be sent to the event organiser via email at admin@belsay.com in advance.

Thank you for your co-operation.