Since its foundation in 2003, the NAF International Hartpury Horse Trials has established itself as a firm favourite amongst competitors in the Eventing calendar; providing four days of outstanding equestrian sport, including a weekend packed full of top Cross Country competition, two days of dressage and two days of show jumping as well as a great social occasion for all! The 2017 event will run from August 9th to 13th, 2017.
This high profile event attracts some of the biggest names of the international eventing world and with such top quality competitors across the classes, spectators can be sure to experience the very best of the sport.
The Thrills and Spills!
The Horse Trials run across the 360-hectare Hartpury campus with the dressage and show jumping taking place in the International Arena and the cross country phase running across Hartpury House Bank. Spectators have the opportunity to view all aspects of the event from the side of the course to the tiered seating surrounding the arena.
The event includes a CCI*, a CCI** and a CIC***. The sequence of phases for the CIC will be dressage, followed by show jumping, followed by cross country, run in reverse order of placing, which should promise an exciting climax.
On multiple occasions, the cross country courses have been designed by Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, Badminton Horse Trials and European Championship designer Eric Winter.
World class competitors
Over the years, this high profile event has seen Olympians and top eventers such as; Sir Mark Todd, Astier Nicolas, Mary King, Laura Collett, Andrew Hoy, Tom McEwen, Izzy Taylor, Pippa Funnell, Harry Meade, Andrew Nicholson, Paul Tapner, Zara Phillips and Chris Burton compete.
The trials are hugely popular with riders across the globe as they act as a qualifier for the Olympics, World Championships and European Championships.
Many young up and coming eventers can also be seen competing in the trials. For example, Astier Nicolas - the former Hartpury student who went on to win individual silver in the Rio Olympics, 2016 - competed here in 2015!
Come and join us
Spectators can enjoy browsing through the numerous stalls overlooking the arena or a shuttle bus service to the viewing sites of all three testing courses on Hartpury House Bank.
Accommodation and camping is available throughout the duration of the event. With tickets from £10 for the cross-country and well behaved dogs welcome on leads, this event has something for everyone to enjoy! Entry is free from Wednesday to Friday. Car parking and Under-16s are free on all days.
For all the latest news and to book tickets online, visit www.hartpuryhorsetrials.co.uk or call 01452 702126. To stay up to date with all the action and results, don’t forget to follow Hartpury Horse Trials on Facebook and Twitter.
If you would like a trade stand at Hartpury Horse Trials please contact Lucy Woolstenhulme for further information – Lucy.Woolstenhulme@hartpury.ac.uk – 01452 702397