Belsay Horse Trials offers a warm welcome to visitors. Our volunteers are never far away to offer assistance and to help you. The event hosts over 500 amateur and professional horse riders competing against one another. There is a shopping village, a huge range of caterers, dog displays and family amusements. We offer a great family day out where you are welcome to bring your dog and a picnic should you wish. Tickets can be purchased on the gate or in advance via the tickets page and parking is free of charge.
New for 2020
Here at Belsay we are already gearing up for our International Event in 2020 and are so excited to be hosting the British Pony Championships alongside a CCI**S competition for seniors.
The British Pony Championships is the pinnacle of the Pony Trials Series, currently sponsored by Charles Owen, for riders aged 16 years and under riding ponies (14.0hh – 14.2hh). It represents the toughest test for pony riders and is run as a long format international competition over three days to give potential GB Pony Team members vital experience for the European Pony Championships, which take place in August every year.
We have lots of exciting plans for 2020 and will be doing everything we can to give our competitors, sponsors, volunteers and visitors the most fabulous experience, generous prize money and some great entertainment. In addition to the International and National Eventing, we will also be hosting the Belsay Country Show on Sunday 31st May 2020, which will feature our already popular annual Hunt Relay competition, alongside an Arena Eventing competition and Pony Club Show Jumping.
What is Eventing?
It’s one of very few sports that genuinely allow people to compete equally, whatever their experience.
Men and women, amateurs and champions, young and experienced horses all compete fairly against each other, making it truly exciting for riders and spectators. Visitors can watch the dressage, show jumping and cross country phases which take place simultaneously throughout each day of competition.
EVENTING IS AN ALL-ROUND TEST OF HORSEMANSHIP.