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Gatcombe Eventing

An action-packed Festival is being planned with something for everyone to look forward to. International riders battle it out over the three days for five National Championship titles; while a whole host of entertaining arena attractions keep the crowds on the edge of their seats during the weekend. The wonderful array of trade stands allows for some enjoyable retail therapy making it a special family weekend break. Unwind after a busy day by booking a luxury room and dining with us at Burleigh Court Hotel.

Eventing (or sometimes referred to as Horse Trials) originally evolved from the training and selection of cavalry horses. Today it is three equestrian disciplines (dressage, show jumping and cross country) combined and competed by horse and rider as a combination.

Each of the three disciplines is designed to test the horses ability – dressage shows how trainable the horse is and its basic paces in walk, trot and canter. The show jumping shows athleticism, control and accuracy while the cross country tests stamina, speed, jumping and bravery. The sport is rather like the triathlon in that it combines different disciplines in one competition and is run on a cumulative penalty basis. The competitor with the least penalties at the end is the winner.

More exciting information will be coming soon on the brand new membership offers for 2021, check out www.festivalofbritisheventing.com for up to date event information and to buy your tickets.

Every year, The Festival brings together an eclectic mix of Exhibitors to create a fantastic Shopping Village for visitors. With over 100 stands offering everything from art and jewellery to homeware and country clothing, there is something for everyone! Family friendly day out and dog friendly.

Put the 6-8th August 2021 in your diary now and contact us to book your stay.

Book your stay 7th-9th August

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