Belsay Horse Trials has become well known for its fantastic variety of trade stands which range from high-end fashion accessories and jewellery to garden furniture, arts and crafts and specialist food stands, alongside a wide range of equestrian goods.

For the past few years, on average, we have received around 5,000 visitors over the course of the horse trials weekend, all of whom enjoy the shopping experience that Belsay has become known for. For a third year, we will again be running over 4 days, and hoping for more visitors to experience our shopping village.

2023 Trade Stands

Food Stands 

Evie’s Kitchen,  Falcons Events Vintage Bus Bar, Coffee On The Hoof, Tony’s Ices Ponteland,  The Waffle Co, North Acomb Farm Shop, Barista Sisters, Paul Scott Ices, Northumberland Coffee, Shaws Iberian, Street Food North East, 


Amy Miller Illustrations, Are Reason Equestrian, Arion Equestrian, Bariton Horse Boxes, Belsay School Border Reivers, Bullen Cards, CarrsBillington, Castel House Saddlery, Cera Cotton, Claire Myers Artist, Collared Creatures, Created by the Ridleys, Doodle Jumps, Eco Voltz, Eggs-Port Ltd, Equestrian Rose Ltd, Equine Products UK Ltd, Finest Properties, Great North Air Ambulance, Handmade by Tink, Horsehair from Claire, Innes Portable Jumps, Ivy & Rigg, JR Webster, JW Tack, Laland & Bo, Mowden Hall School, Potts Amusements, Purple Hound, Ride & Shine Equestrian Supplies, Saracen Horse Feeds, Scottish Rural College (SRUC), Spotty Dog Designs, The Galloping Gardener, The Travelling Spoon, Think I Should, Tooth & Claw Brewing, Top Stocks, Wf-Racing

Information For Tradestands 2024

Pitch & shedding applications are now open

We’re thrilled to announce that tradestand applications are now officially open for 2024! This is an exciting opportunity for businesses to showcase their products and services to a diverse audience. Whether you’re a seasoned exhibitor or a newcomer looking to create a standout presence, we welcome all traders to participate. Apply now to secure your spot at Belsay International Horse Trials 2024. Online forms can be downloaded from the resources box on this page. If you need further help, or a posted form, please get in touch –



We offer a shedding option for our trade stands, to create a street feel situated in a prime location. More details are on our application form.

**Food & Drink Stands – Please note**

For 2023 we will not be taking any applications for alcoholic bars at the horse trials.  There will be alcohol available at the horse trials, but it will be run by one provider only.

As we are always over-subscribed by food retailers and we will support those stands who have attended the event over the last few years first.

In the press

As usual, we will have a concerted campaign of publicity in the run-up to the horse trials via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We will also have PR campaign aimed at local press and TV/radio, as well as some targeted local advertising. If you have any interesting stories, please do get in touch and we will try and promote them! A photo of your trade stand would be much appreciated for social media running up to the event.

Terms & Conditions 2024

Trade Stands form a lovely retail village around and adjacent to the Show Jumping Arena.


Trade Stands must ONLY be erected on either Tuesday 28th May 9am – 7pm or on Wednesday 29th May 6pm – 8pm. You will be sent full instructions prior to this and entry will be well signposted. Pitches will be in a pre-ordained plan and you will be shown your spot on arrival. No onsite security will be provided. However, there will be traders staying overnight on site. All exhibitors/trade stands are responsible for the safety of their own stands and the risk that they may pose to other persons within the allocated space or immediate surrounding areas. They must ensure they have complied with all statutory legislation regarding testing of equipment, training of staff and erection of equipment. No exhibitor will be allowed to dismantle his/her stand while the competition is in progress. These requirements will be monitored by the Health and Safety Steward and the Organiser.  The exhibitors/trade stands are responsible for all product liability in line with their statutory duties under trade description legislation.  Any stands selling or sampling food/drink must be aware of and comply with all food hygiene and safety requirements.It is recommended by British Eventing that all Trade Stand owners ensure they are covered under their own Third Party insurance for any foreseeable risks.
Break down will be after the close of the event on Sunday 2nd June or, by special arrangement with the organisers, on Monday 3rd June.

Gates are open to the public 0900 – 1800.



All Trade Stands are responsible for removing their own waste and litter!Please do not use the public rubbish bins at the ring side to dispose of cardboard boxes etc. The Organisers of Belsay Horse Trials reserve the right to impose fines on those traders who contravene these rules.


Electric Hook up can also be arranged.  Please indicate on your application form if you wish to be supplied with electric hook up.


Belsay Horse Trials is supported by an impressive array of companies who value our event as a fantastic way to reach new customers and raise awareness of their products and services. For a second year, we will again be running over 4 days with classes held on Sunday 4th June. We can put together specialist packages for our trade stands including Sunday fence sponsorship, section sponsorship or sponsorship of prizes. Sponsorship can include programme advertising and website/facebook and social media advertising campaigns

 If you are interested in sponsoring any element of Belsay Horse Trials or require more information, please contact Laura de Wesselow on 07889 437237 or email