The Blenheim Horse Trials A-Z of Eventing Part One!

The A-M of eventing! What is eventing?  Held in either one-day or three-day formats, eventing involves three disciplines; dressage, showjumping and cross country. Scores for each of the disciplines are combined to determine the winner. Get ready to dive into the dynamic world of eventing with our exciting A-Z series. Welcome to Part 1! A ➡️ Approach The way a rider approaches a fence isn’t always simple! There are elements that riders will be looking for such as rhythm and striding, however it doesn’t always go to plan! There are ways that riders ...

The Blenheim Horse Trials A-Z of Eventing Part One!2024-06-14T12:35:44+00:00

100 DAY COUNTDOWN BEGINS FOR BLENHEIM PALACE INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS 19-22 SEPTEMBER 2024

With just 100 days to go until the much-loved Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials descends on the stunning surroundings at Blenheim Palace, tickets are already selling like hot cakes. This hugely popular event is set to bring together some of the best riders, horses and equestrian enthusiasts from around the world. The Horse Trials is gearing up to build on the success of a bumper attendance in 2023.  In this Olympic year, there may also be an opportunity to see some medal winners in action – hopefully from Team GB. In addition to getting up close to the ...

100 DAY COUNTDOWN BEGINS FOR BLENHEIM PALACE INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS 19-22 SEPTEMBER 20242024-06-12T09:03:42+00:00

Dog-based exhibitors

We know how much we equestrians love our dogs, but what do we love even more? Shopping for our dogs! We have got lots of exciting dog brands exhibiting at BPIHT this year, with some amazing, stylish and innovative products for you and your four legged friend! Take a look at just some of the brands you’ll see and their top picks and favourite products! Hack & Hound Hack & Hound are a British equestrian and country lifestyle brand, home of the Pathfinder range of dog accessories. Bold and beautiful for horse, lady, and dog! Robbyn, Founder of Hack & Hound ...

Dog-based exhibitors2024-06-11T16:35:14+00:00

A guide to buying well fitting tack

Buying new tack can be a significant investment but it also makes a huge difference to the comfort and performance of your horse. It’s important to us to have the best in the industry for our visitors to speak to and buy from which is why we have brands such as Devoucoux, Fairfax, Voltaire, Childeric, Rich & Son Saddlers and more! We’ve asked these experts to provide us with an insight into their history and why well fitting tack is so important. Craftsmanship Devoucoux stands out for its exceptional know-how, combining authenticity and technical expertise. Since 1985, we have been designing ...

A guide to buying well fitting tack2024-05-22T09:56:38+00:00

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials supports British Equestrian’s Charter for the Horse.

  British Equestrian explain the charter: Launched in March 2024, the Charter for the Horse is a pledge to be adopted across the equestrian sector to underpin our commitment to safeguarding the mental and physical wellbeing of our equids. All 19 of the British Equestrian member bodies have signed up to the Charter and we'll collectively work towards the highest standards in the six key areas of: Empathy Care Respect Consideration Ethics Learning Welfare is at the heart of everything we do at BPIHT, from course designing to bedding, cross country cool down to maintaining good ground and everything in between. ...

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials supports British Equestrian’s Charter for the Horse.2024-05-08T15:36:35+00:00

Leather goods on offer at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

Take a look at some of the exhibitors who will be showcasing quality leather products at BPIHT this year! We know that quality is important to our visitors, which is why we’ve asked our exhibitors to answer some of the most asked questions about leather products and leather care! Find out what some of our leather exhibitors have to say about recognising good quality leather, why it’s important and how to look after it! Harriet Warrilow  Harriet Warrilow was established in 2021 out of the love for style, quality and sustainability. All the handbags are created by hand in Staffordshire using ...

Leather goods on offer at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials2024-05-03T14:52:14+00:00

Clothing brands exhibiting at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

We are delighted to be welcoming some exciting clothing brands to Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials this year. From coats to cashmere, boots to loafers and everything in between, there’s something to suit everyone’s style. We’ve asked our exhibitors to share with us their top picks from their ranges and what you should be looking out for on their stands in September!   EdNerat and its sibling Weskit, design and make ladies coats and mens waistcoats, by hand in Britain. Using British textiles, the two makers offer both bespoke and ready to wear. EdNerat’s top pick - The Gunclub Check by ...

Clothing brands exhibiting at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials2024-06-11T15:22:14+00:00

Complimentary tickets for British Horse Society and British Riding Clubs members

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials (BPIHT) has agreed an official charity partnership with The British Horse Society (BHS) for the second year running, meaning BHS members will benefit from an exclusive ticket offer to the equestrian showcase event. As part of this partnership, all members of The British Horse Society and British Riding Clubs (BRC) will receive exclusive deals and discounts, including: • Complimentary tickets exclusively for members on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 September • 20% off tickets for all four days - so members can bring a friend too. Standard parking is included with both complimentary and discounted tickets, ...

Complimentary tickets for British Horse Society and British Riding Clubs members2024-04-12T13:16:09+00:00

We’ve partnered with Fortnum & Mason to offer exclusive hampers

This year, Fortnum & Mason will be providing hampers for the very first time at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials. Visitors will be able to enjoy their Fortnum’s picnics this September in the stunning grounds of the UNESCO World Heritage site at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, 19 – 22 Sept. (Read more about the history of picnics here.) Iconic wicker hampers A fixture in Piccadilly since 1707, Fortnum & Mason is renowned for its extraordinary food, famous teas, and iconic wicker hampers. Crafted with the very best seasonal ingredients and wines from Fortnum’s famous Food Halls, and packed with summer-ready tipples, all ...

We’ve partnered with Fortnum & Mason to offer exclusive hampers2024-04-03T14:21:37+00:00

Viking welcomed back as sponsor for second year running

Viking, the world’s leading exploration company, is returning as a sponsor of this year’s Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials (BPIHT), which will take place in the grounds of the UNESCO World Heritage site. The company was founded in 1997 and offers destination-focused journeys on rivers, oceans and lakes across all seven continents for culturally curious travellers with interests in science, history, culture and cuisine. Highlight of the equestrian calendar Wendy Atkin-Smith, Managing Director of Viking UK said: “As one of the highlights of the equestrian events calendar, we are looking forward to supporting Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials once again in ...

Viking welcomed back as sponsor for second year running2024-03-21T16:26:23+00:00

The history of picnics

When we think of picnics, we often think of languid afternoons with Regency ladies and gentlemen conversing over delicacies. https://youtu.be/3eDyHNp0948?si=NKffnbS54DbGOHkH   However, picnics have a delicious history that spans centuries. The concept of communal dining in outdoor settings dates back to ancient civilizations, where people gathered for feasts and celebrations in open spaces. The modern notion of picnics as we know them today began to emerge in the Middle Ages. During the Renaissance period, outdoor dining gained popularity among the European aristocracy. Nobles would organise elaborate outdoor feasts in their gardens or countryside estates, showcasing their wealth and indulging in ...

The history of picnics2024-02-28T17:13:41+00:00

Box office now open for Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials 2024

The buzz of Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials returns for 2024 and will be held from 19-22 September in the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace. Join us for four days packed with exciting, top-class eventing showcasing the very best of equestrian sport. An event not to be missed Returning for their second year as organisers, Stable Events are excited to build on the success of the 2023 event, where they saw a record attendance of visitors in recent years. Over 28,000 visitors attended the event over the four days of competition, enjoying an extensive increase in shopping opportunities and entertainment. With ...

Box office now open for Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials 20242024-02-21T18:12:48+00:00

A stable future for Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

The future of the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials is assured with the renowned events management company Stable Events committed to continuing to organise it into its fourth decade. Over 28,000 visitors attended the event over the four days of competition which represents a record turnout in recent years along with an extensive increase in shopping opportunities for all to enjoy. Stable Events has signed a contract with the Blenheim Palace Estate, which will provide welcome stability for the prestigious Horse Trials, which was established in 1990. The Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, with its glorious setting in the Duke of ...

A stable future for Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials2024-01-10T11:15:04+00:00

Best hoof forward at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

Florencina R, ridden by Giovanni Ugolotti for Italy, was judged the best-shod horse at the final horse inspection for the CCI4*-L at the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials. The mare, currently in 14th place after cross-country, was picked out by judge Gavin Golby, an Associate of the Worshipful Company of Farriers. A total of 65 horses go forward to the final showjumping phase, which starts at 11.30am, after two were withdrawn overnight. The top 30 will start jumping at 2.30pm. Long-service awards to volunteers at the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials were presented to Geraldine Thomas, a crossing-point steward, Clare Hall, ...

Best hoof forward at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials2024-01-10T11:11:15+00:00

Rosalind Canter crowned champion of Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

The world number one Rosalind Canter crowned a brilliant season by winning the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials for the first time, riding Alex Moody’s characterful 10-year-old Izilot DHI. The excitement was maintained until the very end when the overnight leaders, world champion Yasmin Ingham and Banzai du Loir, lowered the very last showjumping fence to drop to second place. Ros, who was the 2018 world champion, has had an incredible season, winning Badminton and the European title, but a victory at Blenheim has so far eluded her. The Dutch-bred Izilot DHI has won CCI4*-S competitions at Bramham and Blair Castle, ...

Rosalind Canter crowned champion of Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials2024-01-10T11:13:12+00:00

Yasmin Ingham lines up for a second win at the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

Yasmin Ingham and Banzai du Loir showed why they are world champions when they produced a superb cross-country round to hold their lead in the CCI4*-L at the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials at Woodstock, Oxfordshire. They finished exactly on the optimum time of 10 minutes 20 seconds and are in line to score a second victory at Blenheim following their win in 2021. Yasmin was also under pressure to qualify Janette Chin and the Sue Davies Fund’s chestnut gelding for the Paris Olympic Games next year where they will be among the favourites for a gold medal. “I just wanted ...

Yasmin Ingham lines up for a second win at the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials2024-01-10T11:08:12+00:00

Trade stand awards

The trade stand award for Best Open Space Stand 2023 at the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials (BPIHT) was presented to Callahans of Shrewsbury Fine Art Dealers.  Stella Callaghan was delighted to receive it in the first year they have attended Blenheim. “We have exhibited at the Game Fair with much success so it made sense to follow the Stable Events team to BPIHT.  Working with them is a pleasure they are so approachable and helpful, so winning the award was really special,” Stella explained. “We have so enjoyed showing the garden bronze sculptures in a landscaped garden setting, it gives ...

Trade stand awards2024-01-10T10:19:05+00:00

Yasmin Ingham holds lead at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

Yasmin Ingham and Banzai du Loir are on course to win the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials CCI4*-L for the second time in three runnings after a superb cross-country performance this afternoon. The world champions needed a clear round to qualify for next year’s Olympic Games in Paris at which they will be one of the favourites for the gold medal. “It was really enjoyable,” said Yasmin, who finished exactly on the optimum time of 10 minutes 20 seconds. “Banzai was right on his lines and responded to me. I just wanted to have a nice time. This is such a ...

Yasmin Ingham holds lead at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials2024-01-10T10:20:39+00:00

No change up front as world number one slots into second

The top five had a bit of a re-shuffle in the CCI4*-L with Tom McEwen slotting into fifth on Brookfield Quality and Laura Collett with Calahari taking fourth place overnight. New world number one Ros Canter sits in second place on hers and Alex Moody’s ten-year-old gelding. The pair come to Blenheim off the back of a win in the CCI4*-S at Blair last month and two top five finishes in their previous two events. Yasmin Ingham and Banzai Du Loir keep the lead heading into cross country tomorrow. Course Designer, David Evans comments, “We have been a little bit unfortunate ...

No change up front as world number one slots into second2024-01-10T10:10:56+00:00

Thursday 14th September – Eventer Challenge and RoR Southern Regional Dressage Championships 2023

The Eventer Challenge, sponsored by Spillers at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials is a fantastic opportunity for ambitious event riders to compete at a prestigious event. It is a Derby style competition with a section of eight to ten show-jumps and six to eight cross country fences finishing with a ‘joker’ fence.  Each team has four riders who enter the arena following each other and each has to complete the course within an optimum time. BPIHT Riding Club Eventer Challenge – 100cm Team Competition The winning team was Flitch Way Riding Club with a counting score of 4.4 penalties across the three best ...

Thursday 14th September – Eventer Challenge and RoR Southern Regional Dressage Championships 20232024-05-30T12:52:09+00:00
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