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 our first International this year we are running over 4 days, and hoping for more visitors to experience our shopping village.
***Shedding – New for 2021***
We are offering 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 2021 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.
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.
Applications for the 2021 Horse Trials are now OPEN.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS 2021
Trade Stands form a lovely retail village around and adjacent to the Show Jumping Arena.
SET UP AND BREAK DOWN 2021
Trade Stands must ONLY be erected on either Wednesday 2nd June 10am – 5pm or on Thursday 3rd June 4pm – 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 31st May or, by special arrangement with the organisers, on Monday 1st June.
Gates are open to the public 0900-1700.
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. We can put together specialist packages for our trade stands including fence sponsorship, class sponsorship or sponsorship of prizes. Sponsorship can include programme advertising and website/facebook and twitter advertising campaigns as well as hospitality in our corporate marquee.