Wondering how to get to The Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials by public transport? Whether you will get a student discount? Where to stay? You’ll find the answers to these questions in our FAQs below.

19-22 September 2024

Thursday Car Parks Open 8am • Gates Open 8.30am • Shopping Village 9am to 5pm • Site closes 6.30pm

Friday Car Parks Open 8am • Gates Open 8.30am • Shopping Village 9am to 5pm • Site closes 6.30pm

Saturday Car Parks Open 7am • Gates Open 7.30am • Shopping Village 8.30am to 5.30pm • Site closes 7pm

Sunday Car Parks Open 7.30am • Gates Open 8am • Shopping Village 8.30am to 5pm • Site closes 6pm

The Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials is working with Volare Private Charter to offer helicopter transport to and from the event. Full details to follow.

By Train:

There are frequent train services to the nearby train stations of Oxford, Oxford Parkway and Hanborough. Travel from London Marylebone by Chiltern Trains to Oxford Parkway (then connect to Blenheim by Bus 7). This is the quickest route from London to Blenheim.

Travel from London Paddington or Reading by GWR to Oxford (then connect to Blenheim by Bus S3).

Travel by GWR from London Paddington, Reading, or Worcester to Hanborough (then connect to Blenheim by Bus 233).

There are rail connections available from many other cities, by changing at Reading, Didcot Parkway or Birmingham New Street.

By Taxi:

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All ages welcome. Accompanied Children under 7 years enter free of charge.

Dogs are welcome so long as they are always kept on a lead, and that owners clean up any mess made. Dogs are permitted in member areas but not grandstand arena seating.

You can leave your dog at the Dog Creche. Open 09:00 – 17:00 daily

Please do not leave your dog in your car while you visit The Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials. Our dog patrols work with the RSPCA and police to release any dogs left in cars.

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials is pleased to operate a scheme to provide one complimentary entry ticket for any adult unable to attend unaided. The carer will be given a complimentary ticket by the Box Office (located at each gate). Please purchase an entry ticket for yourself as normal but please do not purchase a ticket for the carer. Visit the Box Office at the entrance to the event on arrival with the supporting documentation.

Free Carer/Personal Assistant tickets are issued free of charge at the Box Office located by each of the entrances. The following supporting documentation is required. This is mandatory in order for the free Carer/PA ticket to be issued.

Please bring evidence of at least one of the following (photo copies, scanned copies or pictures on your phone are fine);

  • Middle or Higher Rate DLA for care and/or mobility
  • Receipt of personal independence payment (PIP)
  • Evidence of being severely sight impaired
  • Recognised assistance dog ID card

If you require a free Carer/PA ticket in order to attend Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials please purchase a standard ticket at the relevant price in advance. Please make your way to The Game Fair and come to the Box Office adjacent to the entrance where your Carer/PA ticket will be issued and you will have fast track entry.

This facility is designed to allow any adult that is unable to otherwise attend Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials to have free entry for their Carer or Personal Assistant. We are afraid the carer scheme does not extend to children as they must be accompanied by an adult to attend Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.

Student concession tickets are available, please have a current Student ID with you as you may be asked to validate your Student ticket at the gate.

If you are unable to present a valid Student ID, you will need to provide documents that can prove you are a Student, this can be any official correspondence from UCAS, your university/college or a student loan company that states your name, the university and course of your choice, the length of study and whether the course is full time.

Please be aware that if you arrive by Taxi, local firms will not come on site, they will drop you at the Main Gate, a short walk from the entrance to the show ground.

Yes there is plenty of free parking in designated car parks.

Yes you can book parking here.

We have In Show (formerly Forward parking) and Lakeside parking available.

Yes. There is a parking area for people with disabilities close to the entrances to the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials site. Blue badges must be displayed and the car park stewards will direct you.

Event Mobility is delighted to be providing electric scooters and manual wheelchairs for the use of disabled, elderly and mobility impaired visitors.

To reserve an electric scooter or manual wheelchair please book online at www.eventmobility.org.uk

If you bring your own mobility scooter, please ensure that it is fit for purpose, bearing in mind that the event takes place in a grassy field. Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials will not take any responsibility for accidents resulting from use of unsuitable private mobility scooters.

It is a grass site with some tracks, most areas are wheelchair accessible.

Please dress appropriately for the conditions, but wear what you are most comfortable in. It is advised that if the weather has been wet, to wear wellington boots or a similar form of waterproof shoe as the course is walked on by up to 60,000 people and therefore can become muddy. Sufferers of hay fever and horse allergies are advised to remember their antihistamines or other relevant medications.

Yes. The start of the competition is on Wednesday (18th September) afternoon with the first official horse inspection in front of the Ground Jury and the Veterinary Delegate. Time to be confirmed.

Show guides will be available to purchase this year at The Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.

Yes. There are numerous bars and catering areas around the site.

Yes. The VIP and Enclosure Packages include options for breakfast and lunch.

You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy at the event, however you are restricted from taking your food into the Palace Pavilion. There are rubbish disposal facilities located all around the grounds, so please do use these when you are finished with your picnics so that litter is kept to a minimum.

The VIP Packages do not include entry to the event, you will need to purchase your entry tickets separately.Purchase tickets here.

Camping and glamping are both available. Click links for full details.

  1. Open fires and disposable BBQs are not permitted.
  2. Generators are not permitted.
  3. When camping, only use purpose built gas stoves with small gas bottles (2.2kg), no spare bottles to be brought.
  4. There will be restricted vehicle movements on the campsite over the weekend, no vehicle movement in the hours of darkness. The speed limit on site is 10mph. Normal vehicle regulations apply to driving around on site.
  5. No sound systems will be permitted on site.
  6. Pitches will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, pre-booked only
  7. Sleeping in cars overnight is not permitted.
  8. Strictly no Chinese lanterns on site.
  9. Strictly no fireworks on site.
  10. Strictly no drones permitted to fly from the campsite.

Yes, there are multiple points located around the site including by the main arena and adjacent to the organisers.

Yes. Full details of accommodation partners to follow.

Please complete the applications for press tickets and registration form here.