Three days of showjumping, an FEI European Young Rider Eventing Championship and country fair – it must be Blair.
Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair is held over four days in August and set within the grounds of Blair Castle in Highland Perthshire.
The event attracts over 40,000 visitors and with 1,200 horses competing in everything from showing and working hunter classes, the FEI Young Eventer Championship to the 3 days of showjumping which boasts over 25 classes from Discovery through to Grand Prix, and a prize fund of over £7,250 there is sure to be a class to suit everyone.
Following the success of last year's new show jumping arena, organisers announce the addition of a new grandstand and an exercise track. Show jumpers have the opportunity to book on site stabling too so that they can enjoy the evening entertainment during the event which this year include a ceilidh (a traditional Scottish gathering), hog roast with live band and disco.
In between classes take time out to browse through nearly 200 trade stands, cheer on the lurchers at the Bruadar Country Fair and be tempted by the delicious range of delights available at the Food Hall.
This year Blair will also be offering competitors the chance to make the most of their journey and enjoy a Sunday Special entry fee. Any horse which is entered and jumps in at least two classes per day will be entitled to a 50% reduction on its entry fee in its final or, if not in a 'final' competition any one competition that it chooses to compete in, on Sunday 21st August.
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For full eventing schedule please visit www.bdwp.co.uk/blr
Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair runs between 18-21 August 2011
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